Patient Safety and Quality Advisor
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
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
- 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.
- 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
Lifting weight Up to 10 lbs. occasionally, negligible weight frequently