This position evaluates, identifies, plans, coordinates, and leads system-wide and entity patient safety activities to prevent patient harm. This position actively communicates and works closely with identified internal and external customers.
Assists with development and the implementation of the Patient Safety Plan. Assists in the development and implementation of a patient safety evaluation system.
Actively identifies patient safety opportunities. Coordinates, investigates, analyzes, and responds to quality/patient safety issues, events, significant care issues or trends. Conducts surveillance, analysis and data reporting for patient safety, while complying with regulatory/accreditation requirements.
Participants in implementation of standardized patient safety clinical practices at the system and facility level. Develops and analyzes data for administrative and clinical decision making related to patient safety.
Determines risk for exposure of harm/potential harm to patients in response to identified opportunities, outcomes etc. Assists in the determination of the level of containment/control required for: immediate harm, risk for harm in current process and future potential for harm.
Assesses/investigates patient safety related events. Facilitates root cause analysis, proactive risk assessments, variation reduction and identifies improvements related to patient safety and prevention of harm through the use of process improvement methodologies and tools.
Leverages lessons learned and communicates recommendations/required actions to avoid future exposure of harm to patients. Presents data and reports, deficiencies identified during internal surveillance and monitoring, and the status of implementation to key stakeholders and identified committees.
Serves as a subject matter expert on internal and external patient safety matters. Collaborates with system and facility teams: care management teams, clinical discipline teams, facility leadership, risk management, and other groups as appropriate. Provides education and resources to address changes, identify gaps in compliance, and educate leaders and staff on patient safety requirements.
Requires Bachelors degree or equivalent in nursing or other healthcare related field and either an RN license in state worked OR a clinical background with current license/certification or equivalent experience.
Requires a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years acute care clinical experience.
Requires ability to perform complex statistical analysis and highly developed problem solving skills. Requires the ability to manage programs and projects. Requires demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and written communication skills.
Registered Nurse (RN) license preferred; Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) is preferred; Possesses experience with process improvement concepts and tools, group facilitation, data management, and analysis including graphic development and presentations is highly desirable. Knowledge of regulatory/accreditation requirements is desirable.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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