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Position type Regular Full-Time
Department Administration

NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health

2601 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235

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Salary $150,000


Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is adding a Patient Safety Officer to the group at NYC Health + Hospitals/ South Brooklyn Health. The Hospital is part of  NYC Health + Hospitals. South Brooklyn Health is a redesigned health care campus featuring the new 11-floor Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital which provides emergency care, modern labor & delivery suites, and state-of-the-art surgical services. The new Health & Wellness Institute offers outpatient services—from primary and preventive care to specialty services for children and adults—all designed to keep our community healthy and accommodates more than 250,000 outpatient visits, more than 89,000 emergency room visits, and with 371 beds, more than 15,000 inpatient admissions annually. 

The hospital maintains a strong academic affiliation with SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University  and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine to maintain its high standards of healthcare delivery.   


The mission of NYC Health + Hospitals is to extend equally to all New Yorkers, regardless of the ability to pay comprehensive health services of the highest quality in an atmosphere of humane care, dignity, and respect. Their Values are built on a foundation of social and racial equity and has established the ICARE standards for all staff.  


NYC Health + Hospitals is the nation’s largest municipal health care delivery system in the United States. Dedicated to providing the highest quality health care services to all New Yorkers with compassion, dignity and respect, and regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. 

Opportunity Details

The Patient Safety Officer will join the administration team at South Brooklyn Health.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Safety Event Reporting: Track, trend and manage event reporting for “near misses” or “good catches"; implement and maintain a “good catch” celebration program.
  • Root Cause Analysis: Participate in or lead root cause analysis discussions; participate in performance improvement for corrective action plans
  • Leapfrog: Coordinate data collection and entry for Leap Frog twice a year along with Quality department; identify and participate in performance improvement projects related to low scoring areas of Leapfrog
  •  Culture of Safety Survey: Organize distribution of the survey every two years; categorize the results by department and discipline to share with executive leadership, department leadership and front-line staff; track action plans
  • National Patient Safety Goals: Track and trend data/improvements for National Patient Safety goals on quarterly basis at a minimum; regularly share updates in trends to executive leadership; utilize recognized/standardized tools for analysis such as run charts etc. and approved methods of performance improvement i.e. PDSA.
  • Patient Safety Meetings: Attend monthly System-Wide Patient Safety Council meetings; coordinate regular (monthly/quarterly) PS meetings at facility; review reported incidents, trends of national patient safety goals, good catches, and any other pertinent projects
  • Patient Safety Rounding: Participate in and coordinate Executive Leadership Rounds on a regular basis (weekly-monthly); collect, track, and coordinate action plans for shared patient safety concerns; share PS improvements regularly with front-line staff
  • Patient Safety Education: Complete TEAMSTEPPS training for new employee orientation or for requesting units; regularly educate staff on National Patient Safety Goals, how to report safety events and the importance of reporting
  • Patient Safety Projects: Help mentor and sponsor patient safety projects and encourage submission to conferences such as IHI or for awards such as HANYS Pinnacle Award


  • Certification in Safety or Quality (e.g. CPPS) preferred; if not achieved prior to hire will be completed within 2 years of start date
  • Proficiency in EPIC, specifically with data mining and reporting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse issued by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and two (2) years of clinical and/or administrative experience in coordinating and monitoring initiatives, activities, and programs related to patient safety, quality improvement, and related area(s), analyzing, managing, and reporting patient safety data and performing other functions related to patient safety in a hospital or health care setting;


  • Doctoral degree from an accredited university in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Public or Hospital Administration and one (1) year of experience.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Public or Hospital Administration and three (3) years of experience


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Public or Hospital Administration and five (5) years of experience;


  • A satisfactory equivalent combination of training, education and/or experience.

Exceptional Benefits Include: 

  • Competitive compensation package 
  • 10% 401K company contribution after one year of service, with 3% company contribution starting day one 
  • Choice of a three tiered, starting at FREE medical plans starting day one 
  • Excellent dental insurance, including orthodontics coverage starting day one 
  • Generous paid time off program, sick time and holidays 
  • Salary Amount: $150,000  

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY), a tax-exempt organization affiliated with NYC Health + Hospitals, is one of the largest physician groups in New York State and directly employs nearly 4,000 physicians and allied health professionals who serve seven of New York City’s public hospitals, numerous public health community-based practices, and the city’s Correctional Health Service. 


Physician Affiliate Group of New York, P.C. (“PAGNY”) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. 


If you wish to view PAGNY’s EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal “EEO is the law” poster or visit for more information. 



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