This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
The Patient Safety Officer (PSO) has primary oversight of the facility-wide patient and health provider safety program in accordance with regulatory standards. This leadership role directs staff within the organization toward process improvements that support the reduction of medical/health care errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes. Oversees the strategic direction for patient safety initiatives and associated practices and provides leadership in developing a culture of safety. Identifies opportunities and initiatives to enhance patient safety and develops strategic and operational plans that build upon the present patient safety program.
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.
Revised Date: 03/20/2017