Patient Safety Coordinator

Capital Health - Trenton, NJ (30+ days ago)3.8


Overview
Position #8933

Looking for a Quality specialist with Patient Safety experience.

Responsibilities
Assists in the development and implementation of patient safety and performance improvement programs.
Provides system administrator support for safety reporting system and reviews safety events and provides the necessary follow up.
Tracks and trends the safety data, and develops appropriate action plans and risk modification strategies.
Conducts root cause analyses in response to unexpected occurrences which caused or may cause serious physical or psychological injury.
Assists with submission to the New Jersey Patient Safety Initiative and other regulatory agencies.
Produces and submits clinical data reports as requested by administration, clinical departments, or committees using available information systems and databases.
Participates in statistical analysis, interpretation, and monitoring of clinical data.
Establishes and supports organizational multidisciplinary and unit-based teams for safety and performance improvement initiatives.
Serves as a safety/performance improvement resource by collaborating with personnel and departments involved in patient safety and performance improvement activities.
Demonstrates and applies knowledge of performance improvement processes and regulatory standards to provide project support and data collection assistance for the improvement of organizational or departmental systems and processes.
Ensures and monitors compliance with the national patient safety goals, results of the patient safety culture survey, reviews and monitors actions from safety events.
Conducts proactive risk assessments to mitigate loss and promote patient safety.
Integrates knowledge of external standards including TJC and other state and federal regulations pertaining to quality and safety.
Conducts research and promotes implementation of evidenced based guidelines.
Attends in-service training sessions and seminars to maintain and improve knowledge of performance improvement techniques.
Conducts employee orientation that includes current patient safety expectations, strategies and initiatives.

Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, or other healthcare-related field; or, ten years of patient safety or healthcare quality experience.
Experience: Five years Staff RN/LPN experience in acute care environment with three years experience in patient safety, quality management or other discipline with substantially similar responsibilities
Other Credentials: Registered Nurse - NJ
Knowledge and Skills: Strong computer skills required; MS Office (Work, Excel, Power Point). Data analysis and quality experience; knowledge in lean, six sigma or other process improvement techniques desired. Excellent ability to effectively manage projects and initiatives and to provide anticipated outcomes. Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and bring together diverse groups together in a collaborative and effective manner. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to develop and present reports and educational materials.