Central Alabama Health Care Systems (CAVHCS) is seeking a Registered Nurse for a Patient Safety Manager. Patient Safety Manager will be working in Quality Management Service at the Montgomery location. The Registered Nurse - Patient Safety Manager assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. The Quality Management (QM) The Patient Safety Manager (PSM) functions collaboratively with the Clinical Risk Manager and quality management team. The Patient Safety Manager functions as the lead implementer of patient safety policies and activities developed by the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS). The individual is the facility's key person to help build and implement systems and promote the culture of safety within the medical center and for VA patients in all healthcare settings. Listed below are some of the duties but not all of them: The individual has primary responsibility for training and implementation of the patient safety and RCA process to clinicians, management, and all relevant support personnel within the facility and CBOCs. The individual is responsible for maintaining clear communication within the facility and between the NCPS to communicate relevant safety information and lessons learned. The Patient Safety Manager must have the attitude that building the culture of safety is paramount and the foundation upon which safe operations are based. He/she must also understand that the culture takes time to build and requires constant nurturing and reinforcement to maintain. The Patient Safety Manager is responsible for the implementation and oversight of patient safety programs advancing our medical center and associated CBOCs toward a Highly Reliable Organization (HRO). The individual has primary responsibility for training and implementation of the patient safety and Just Culture process to clinicians, management, and all relevant support personnel within the facility and CBOCs. The Patient Safety Manager functions as a resource person and consultant for clinical issues related to patient safety in an effort to ensure that patient care needs are provided in a safe environment and in a timely manner. The nurse is responsible and accountable for all patient care activities related to patient safety to include the provisions of information, education, training, and technical support for all healthcare staff, related to RCA's, adverse events and environment of care. The Patient Safety Manager collaboratively interacts with Senior Leadership in order to provide expert knowledge and information that will result in safe patient care outcomes. The Patient Safety Manager possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the quality improvement and patient safety across the facility. The Patient Safety Manager works with direct care staff throughout the facility to assure that all resources are in place to facilitate safe patient care. This includes educational needs and general support services. The Patient Safety Manager serves as a liaison between Senior Leadership and frontline staff to assure seamless functioning to support safe patient care. As safe patient care initiates are expanded in the facility, s/he works with all stakeholders to assure that appropriate resources are available, and the required education and knowledge is provided to all relevant staff. The incumbent works with national groups and VISN level groups to assure standardization across settings. The Patient Safety Manager works with vendors as appropriate; to assure the facility has most appropriate tools to complete safe patient care. The Patient Safety Manager interacts with all levels of staff throughout the facility to assure that patient safety concerns are acknowledged/documented, analyzed, and discussed to assure quality patient care and outcomes are achieved and maintained. This includes SPOT, IPEC and other pertinent databases. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F Compressed/Flexible: NA Telework: NA Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.