Responsible for managing a portfolio of Patient Safety projects that produce institutional quality & patient safety outcomes. Monitor and evaluate clinical processes for the safe delivery of quality patient care throughout all applicable departments of the Medical Center through an integrated Patient Safety Program. Function independently, interacting with members of executive leadership, including Quality Physician/Nurse Leaders, directors, managers, and staff. Promote a climate of collaboration, cooperation, and understanding and serve as an advisor/consultant to designated services on issues related to patient safety and quality outcomes throughout the Medical Center. Educate physicians and nurse leaders on patient safety concepts (RCA, high reliability, just culture, and teamwork). Work closely with the Program Manager Risk Management & Patient Safety as well as the Program Manager Regulatory and Accreditation to coordinate root cause analysis for sentinel events and other occurrences requiring intense analysis.
Bachelor's degree in a healthcare field required.
3 years of clinical practice and quality improvement experience required plus 2 years of progressive leadership experience required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Facilitation, coaching and team building skills required
Project management and multitasking skills required.
Ability to manage a portfolio of projects required.
Knowledge of Quality Improvement tools and methodologies required.
Strong interpersonal, collaborative, analytical, and organizational skills required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
PA licensure as a Registered Nurse preferred.
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