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Patient Safety and Quality Advisor

Allina Health

Allina Health

Quality Assurance
Werribee VIC 3030, Australia
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

February 08, 2024

Department:

16002245 Metro Safety and Quality

Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:

40

Union Contract:

Non-Union

Weekend Rotation:

None

Job Summary:

Leads key safety and quality initiatives in their respective business unit and incorporates high reliability principles and tools into these efforts. Key (team and personal) accountabilities include:
- Leads projects and performance improvement initiatives.
- Applies experience and working knowledge to support key safety & quality priorities.
- Participates on hospital based or clinical service line committees and project teams using expertise and experience to achieve desired improvements.
- Monitors and analyzes quality and patient safety data. Makes data-driven recommendations to key stakeholders.

Key Position Details:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Day shifts
  • No weekends
  • Benefit Eligible

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Leads projects and performance improvement initatives.
    • Active member of committees providing knowledge and insight to ensure decisions made support quality and safety initiatives and are in alignment with high reliability principles.
    • Collaborates and makes recommendations with clinical and non-clinical leaders to formulate and evaluate project tactics.
    • Identifies and presents evidence-based practice to key stakeholders including clinical and non-clinical staff members and site leaders.
    • Utilizes quality improvement tools to facilitate projects.
  • Applies experience and working knowledge to support key safety and quality priorities while making recommendations to key stakeholders.
    • Provides safety and quality support in moderately complex decision-making initiatives.
    • Actively contributes in making recommendations around safety and quality initiatives and tactics.
    • Independently incorporates high reliability skills and tools into business unit operations.
  • Applies analytical skills to analyze and presents safety and quality data and tactics.
    • Analyzes and presents safety and quality data, information and tactics at leadership committees and project workgroups, generally with manager or senior advisor support.
    • Uses problem-solving skills to verify, organize, analyze and maintain quality performance data.
    • Conducts investigations and facilitates interdisciplinary reviews for safety events or quality improvement initiatives.
  • Leads in the advancement of clinical program initiatives.
    • Partners with physician leaders, business unit leaders, and other healthcare team members, in the identification, development and implementation of clinical program initiatives.
    • Partners with clinical experts in the development of appropriate clinical best practice standards for targeted populations. Assists in the implementation.
    • Assists in the identification of unnecessary variation in clinical practice that may impact quality, patient experience and total cost of care.
    • Leads committee meetings that support clinical program initiatives.
    • Assists operational leaders in the implementation and sustainability of plans.
  • Guide the work of entry-level colleagues.
    • Supports entry-level colleagues in utilizing safety and quality improvement, skills, and tools.
    • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, Health Care Administration, Engineering or other health care related field required or
  • Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, Health Care Administration, Engineering or other health care related field preferred
  • 3 to 7 years experience in health care, project management, performance improvement, quality improvement and/or patient safety required and
  • 2 to 5 years experience in electronic medical records required and
  • 2 to 5 years experience in project management and/or quality improvement principles required
  • Knowledge of safety and quality improvement processes
  • Knowledge of healthcare operations, systems thinking, and process improvement
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred or
  • Health Care Quality Management (HCQM) preferred or
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) preferred


Physical Demands
Sedentary:
Lifting weight Up to 10 lbs. occasionally, negligible weight frequently