Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Our Hospital Hill campus is located in the UMKC Health Sciences District: a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best possible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, teamwork and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC’s tagline is: “Better. For Everyone.” It is a simple statement, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients.
Works under the direction of the Corporate Associate Director Quality Resources to mitigate potential risk to patients or to Truman Medical Centers. Maintains an understanding of patient safety practices and serves as an internal consultant in mitigating accreditation/certification risks, Responsible for the Patient Safety Program and supports the Risk Management Plan. Identifies improvement opportunities and participates in Patient Safety performance improvement initiatives.
Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, allied health or related field, or experiential equivalent
Three to five years health care experience
Working knowledge of principles and theories of health care delivery
Critical thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to problem solve and lead by influence
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to demonstrate effective working relationships with patients, patient’s families, medical staff, supervisors, other hospital employees and the general public
Ability to analyze information and formulate effective plans for using information
Intermediate user of Word and keyboard
Risk Management Certification
Current risk management and/or patient safety experience
Knowledge of accrediting (TJC), regulatory and licensing agency standards and processes
Experience in data-driven decision support, and improvement process
Registered Nurse or other clinical license
Management or supervisory experience
Proficient in the use of Excel and Power Point
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt