Become part of a team where quality makes the difference in the lives of patients, clients, and members, as well as the professionals who serve them. Join us at Centegra Health System, a family of highly respected hospitals and health and fitness centers in attractive locations throughout McHenry County, Illinois. Our innovative organization offers state-of-the-art facilities, top-end technologies, and exceptional opportunities to advance. Consider this promising role:
RISK AND PATIENT SAFETY ADVISOR
Centegra Hospital, McHenry, IL
The professional we select will provide guidance, education, and assistance to individuals, departments, and service lines affiliated with Centegra Health System to improve patient safety and reduce risk. Taking a collaborative approach to identifying opportunities for improvement and offering solutions, this individual will implement change to enhance patient well-being and satisfaction, as well as the success of the organization. Additional responsibilities include the following:
Applying best practices to assist in the development, implementation, and administration of system-wide plans to improve patient safety and reduce organizational risk, including financial and reputational loss.
Analyzing occurrence reporting data and providing related information to leaders.
Conducting rounds to effectively gather/provide information, feedback, and resources.
Providing timely and accurate information to patients and families in a tactful manner.
Participating on committees, councils, work groups, and initiatives.
Conducting investigations as directed by executive committees and others responsible for improving patient care; reducing mortality and morbidity; and conducting peer, utilization, and credentialing reviews.
Engaging in continual professional-growth activities, including enhancement of personal knowledge regarding developments in patient safety, risk, and quality.
Participating in an on-call schedule for the handling of off-hour questions, concerns, issues, and events.
Actively working to maintain confidentiality of information related to patients and their families.
Registered nurse or higher licensure for the state of Illinois.
One or more years of experience in healthcare risk management, patient safety or quality, and/or care coordination.
Excellent problem-solving, conflict-resolution, and communication/interpersonal skills.
The ability to gracefully handle multiple projects simultaneously.
The flexibility to perform well whether taking direction or working proactively/independently.
Familiarity with the standards and initiatives of the Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Leapfrog.
Working knowledge of Illinois state and federal healthcare laws and regulations.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to quickly master new software applications.
Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field.
Two or more years of experience in healthcare risk management, patient safety or quality, and/or care coordination.
Extensive training in and experience with process-improvement methodologies, including Six Sigma, Lean, and FOCUS-PDCA.
Proficiency with Midas software application.
Membership in the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management or an Illinois chapter, including the Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society and the Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management.