Here at one of America’s best hospitals you’re a member of a unified team, a team that depends on each other at every moment. Because every step you take makes a difference in someone’s care, and that matters to us all.
Directs the collaborative review of patient safety events
Monitors the patient safety event reporting system for events requiring review
Creates summary reports and timelines of events for reporting to both senior leadership and regulatory entities
Identifies and participates in performance improvement initiatives that enhance patient safety and reduce risk
Engages in an Enterprise Risk Management approach to reducing risk exposure by collaborating with both clinical and non-clinical service lines to guide and assist them with risk assessments, and responding to their liability issues
Performs or coordinates proactive risk and patient safety assessments of patient care areas
Proactively recommends appropriate revisions to policies and procedures that reduce the risk of patient safety issues and prevent future occurrences.
A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in nursing or related healthcare field
A Master’s degree in Nursing or Business is preferred
Minimum of five years of clinical healthcare experience, and an additional five to eight years in the field of healthcare risk management is required. Knowledge of accrediting, regulatory, and licensing standards and processes is preferred.
If safety is the backbone of your daily life, and you love making sure that everything around you is aligned with policies and regulations, then you’ll love working with our congenial staff. Your task is to help make sure that everyone in the organization—from the ground up—keeps up with the latest regulatory requirements for the safety of our patients. A thorough and exacting personality is what’s needed to keep our patients safe and our risk exposure to a minimum.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, located in Washington, D.C., is the largest and busiest not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital. As a major teaching and research hospital, the Hospital Center is a major referral center and is recognized for treating the most complex cases. Founded in 1958, the hospital is a long-standing leader in cardiovascular care, and is home to MedStar Heart & Vas...cular Institute, which formed a first-of-its kind clinical and research alliance with Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute in 2013. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the hospital’s cardiology and heart surgery program as one of the best. The Hospital Center also is a respected top facility in the Washington region in the areas of cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. It also operates the Washington region’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center to be certified by the Joint Commission, the highest certification offered by this accrediting body. With 926-licensed beds, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is home to MedSTAR, a nationally-verified Level I trauma center with a state-of-the-art fleet of helicopters and ambulances, the only adult Burn Center in the Washington region, and the Washington Cancer Institute, highly regarded for its advanced care, clinical research and compassionate support programs. A valued member of MedStar Health, the Hospital Center has a dedicated team of more than 6,000 associates and nearly 1,400 members of the Medical & Dental Staff, who are committed to providing high-quality, safe care guided in every interaction by our SPIRIT values and our commitment to putting patients first, above all else.