Patient Safety/Risk Management Officer

POSITION TITLE: Patient Safety/Risk Management Officer
This is an exciting newly created position to assist in the redesign/implementation of patient safety and risk management programs moving from an incident based reporting structure to proactive patient centered approach. ¬ This is a highly visible role with dotted line reporting to hospital CEO. Other responsibilities:
¬ Efficiently manages risk information system and able to produce reports that guide organizational decision making related to patient safety needs/trends.
  • Develops curriculum for family participation into their care processes within organization at various levels of organization.¬
  • Establishes framework in collaboration with Human Resources for standard processes to identify and manage staff error in the provision of clinical care or work processes.
  • Establishes program in collaboration with Human Resources for support of staff as second victims that have been involved in medical error that has caused disability, significant harm, or death to a patient
  • Establishes programs in collaboration with Human Resources on training all levels of staff in the organization on error prevention techniques
  • Develops and implements ¬ organization wide ¬ patient safety/risk management program with focus on proactive strategies to control and reduce facility acquired conditions
  • Facilitates enterprise wide patient safety program against annual plan (develops, monitors, evaluates plan).
  • Facilitates committees and rapid cycle initiatives.
  • Manages patient, staff, bio-ethical issues.
  • Serves as the facility designated risk manager contact for completion of interrogatories and other claim related documentation
Must have a nursing degree.
J.D, or Master‚ s in Nursing, Health Services, or Patient Safety preferred.
Work Experience:
  1. At least 3 years of experience (five years preferred) with progressive responsibility working in a quality/performance improvement and/or patient safety department
  2. Experience leading interdisciplinary initiatives in process improvement or directly improving the reliability of healthcare delivery at the point of care.¬ ¬ ¬
  3. Those at the novice (no experience) or beginner level (less than 3 years‚ experience) must complete the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) curriculum on patient safety within 120 days of hire.
Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) Preferred

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