Share This Job
Job Details

System Director Clinical Safety & Prevention

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: Clinical Quality and Safety
Categories: Professional
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM-4:30 AM
Schedule: Days


Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital. We have two specialty hospitals: Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital. With a total of 1426 beds, and over 1 million patient contacts each year, this makes Lee Health the largest public health system in the state of Florida, receiving no direct tax support. Lee Health has also been ranked in the top 6% of America’s Best Employers list in Forbes magazine.

System Director Clinical Safety and Prevention provides leadership to Lee Health Safety Program and Prevention while assuring evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm by focusing on reliability and applying the principles of highly reliable design.

Some of the Responsibilities will include:

-Oversight of the Safety Coach program
-Advancing Team STEPPS:  This is a program to improve our safety communication throughout Lee Health.
-Promoting the Lee Health Safety Culture.
-Integral part of all Safety investigations
-Helping to maintain and update the SafeLee website
-Member of each of Lee Health’s 3 Safety Councils (OB, Surgery and Radiology).  Will lead the safety discussions on each of these teams.
-Continuously looking for way to innovate, market and champion our Culture of Safety throughout Lee Health

Prefer someone with a background in Quality and/or Safety.   Experience with rolling out or championing a safety program.  HPI (Hospital Prevention Improvement) background highly preferred. 

This position will report directly to the Vice President Quality and Patient Safety


Educational Requirements

Degree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/
Bachelor'sHealthcare or NursingRequired

Additional Requirements


Experience Requirements

Minimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/
3 YearsPatient Safety/Risk MgmtRequired

State of Florida Licensure Requirements

Registered Nurse LicenseRequired

Certifications/Registration Requirements

·         Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS)


  • Three to five years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality required.
  •  Healthcare experience should be recent and within a clinical setting such as Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center, etc. 
  • Experience in Managing Clinical Care Department or Unit.
  • Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required; if not already CPPS, must obtain certification within first year of hire:
  • Highly motivational communication skills accompanied by the ability to analyze and present data to influence behavior, stimulate innovation, promote best practices, and drive organizational change.