Responsible for managing Risk Management & Patient Safety Department for assigned region. Engages as an integral part of providing safe, quality care to our patients and continually improving the care throughout the system. Collaborates with leaders to achieve goal of increasing quality and patient safety and decreasing harm to patients. Oversees comprehensive evaluation, investigation, reporting and remediation of safety events and daily operations. Responsible for compliance with relevant regulations and interaction with all associated regulatory agencies.
Acts as Patient Safety Officer for assigned locations, is responsible for the compliance with all Act 13 regulations including high level trending of patient safety events, reporting to Patient Safety Committee and platform leadership and timely identification of safety events that require written notification to patients.
Oversees the identification and review of potential Sentinel Events, collaborates with RPI to conduct and complete required analysis and action planning.
Works collaboratively with Risk Insurance and Legal department as needed to identify potential claims and resolution of patient requests.
Provides employee supervision and supports the daily operations of activities for the assigned Risk Management and Patient Safety Department (s).
Contributes to the design and development of Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety programs in coordination with director and division leadership.
Participates in recruitment and retention of all professional and paraprofessional staff.
Assumes operational responsibility for staffing plans to support the department best practices including position descriptions, performance evaluations, action plans, employee goal setting, hiring, promotion and disciplinary actions.
On-Call as Patient Safety Officer and occasional rotation within the department for on-call after 4:30PM - weekdays, weekends and holidays.
In this role you will have the opportunity to effect change, improve patient safety and work with a collaborative team.
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred. Licensed Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania required. Minimum 5 years clinical experience required.
Minimum of 1 year Managerial/Supervisory experience preferred.
Certified Professional is Patient Safety (CPPS) preferred.
Internal Number: R-08502
At Geisinger, we’re not just improving one life – we’re shaping the future of health for generations to come. The work we do here is transformational – for patients, their families, and the greater community. Serving more than three million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, we are committed to going the extra step and giving our people the tools to do so as well. As physician-led system founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.