Associate Chief Safety Officer

Cleveland, Ohio
May 19, 2021
Position Type
The Quality and Patient Safety Institute at Cleveland Clinic is seeking a physician to fill the role of Associate Chief Safety Officer.

This individual will be responsible for connecting Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management into a high performing operating model. This leader will be highly integrated with leaders in Continuous Improvement, the Office of Patient Experience, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. This role will execute on improving our culture of safety and promoting our high reliability efforts to drive zero harm for patients and caregivers, while supporting our just culture. This role will also serve as the medical lead for the Cleveland Clinic Alliance for Patient and Caregiver Safety Patent Safety Organization and will enhance error prevention strategy, the effective use of cause analysis and the Safety Event Reporting System.

This role will report to the Chief Safety and Quality Officer.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Primary oversight of caregiver and patient safety
  • Provide leadership for the clinical risk, environmental health and safety, patient safety and biosafety areas

  • Experience leading multidisciplinary, cross-department teams.
  • In depth understanding of high reliability principles and methods.
  • Experience developing a high reliability education and engagement.
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety preferred. Required within the first year of appointment.
  • 5 years patient care experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of healthcare leadership experience in patient safety or a related field required.
  • Operational experience in accreditation/regulatory affairs, performance improvement, risk management and/or patient safety in a healthcare environment required.
  • Clinical leadership and advanced management training preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare operations is preferred.
  • Patient Safety Committee Chairperson experience preferred

A successful candidate must have an MD or DO credential, be board-certified and have a demonstrated track record achieving results while leading multidisciplinary improvement efforts across multiple departments. This role will be 0.6 FTE with the remaining 0.4 FTE in their Clinical Department of specialty.