This position sits out of Longmont United Hospital but will also oversee multiple locations including: St. Anthony Hospital which is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.
Responsible for oversight responsibility for facility-wide patient safety program. This leadership role will direct others within the facility towards process improvements that support the reduction of patient/health errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes. Position provides leadership for safety assessments, coordinates the activities of the patient safety committee, educates other practitioners on the system-based causes for patient errors, consults with management and staff, develops and implements evidence-based programs that support effective patient safety strategies.
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree required
Bachelor's degree in Nursing or other clinical discipline preferred
Graduate level education preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
Five (5) years of experience in a clinical healthcare environment
Previous experience with regulatory requirements, safety/risk/quality management and education Knowledge of Joint Commission hospital standards and CMS regulations and occurrence reporting requirements.
Experience in clinical operations and/or experience working in performance improvement or quality management areas, preferred
Experience in managing a patient safety program, including occurrence reporting system, risk management and implementation of patient strategies (eg. proactive risk assessment, FMEA, root cause analysis), preferred
Proven education and facilitation skills, ability to educate and motivate physician leaders and organizational managers and to effectively facilitate improvement projects, process redesign and risk reduction workshops.
Ability to create and present quality data using tools such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Patient Safety Certification, preferred
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Develops and coordinates a transparent, data-driven, proactive and preventive facility Patient Safety Program. *
Reviews and refines the program annually. *
Utilizes appropriate forms of recognition to promote patient safety. *
Possesses knowledge and ability to guide and provide instruction regarding Just Culture and Just Culture algorithms. *
Participates or facilitates meetings, task forces, committees as assigned to promote a "culture of safety". *
Identifies potential areas for continuous quality improvement, patient safety, risk reduction or trends and reports to appropriate committees for resolution. *
Designs and implements educational presentations that facilitate the understanding and implementation of patient safety standards in the organization. *
Promotes the patient safety culture survey with facility staff. *
Serves as a resource for all departments on issues of patient safety. *
Actively leads or participates in patient safety initiatives that promote evidence based safety practices. *
Maintains knowledge of operational trends, appropriate regulatory, licensing bodies and federal/state governmental agencies. *
Develops and directs other procedural and/or special projects related to the Quality Department. *
Investigates patient safety issues using event analysis methodology to conduct critical incident reviews (Critical Event Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA-Failure Mode Effects Analysis) of adverse patient events and/or near miss events. Oversees and communicates safety improvements as a result of the reviews to facility leadership. *
Interviews staff and physicians to detail occurrence for Patient Safety and Risk reports. Reports occurrences for Peer/Professional Review after interviewing staff and physicians. *
Oversees the management and use of patient error/occurrence information; reviews internal error reports and utilizes information from external reporting programs (eg. ISMP Medication Safety Alert and Health Device Alerts). *
Provides comprehensive reports to Hospital leaders, medical staff leaders and community board as appropriate on patient and healthcare errors, near misses and/or dangerous conditions within the facility. *
Prepares reports to comply with reporting requirements for regulatory agencies including State Health Departments, State Medical Device Act and State Board of Nursing. *
Responds to agency requests.
Supports and encourages error reporting throughout the organization. *
Identifies potential risk issues and reports cases to the claims department. *
Collaborates in the development of facility policies/procedures effecting patient safety. *
Recommends and facilitates change(s) to improve patient safety based on identified risks. *
Develops a mechanism for internal communication of patient safety information. *
Designs immediate interventions to prevent reoccurrences of adverse events. *
Mentors managers in patient safety and risk reduction strategies to resolve issues found in occurrences. *
Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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