Trinity Health Coordinator of Patient Safety Full Time Days in Boise, Idaho

At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care. Responsible for providing leadership and support for planning, developing and facilitating the implementation of effective systems and processes to improve quality and patient safety across Saint Alphonsus Health System. Facilitates quality improvement teams as needed using appropriate problem-solving methodologies and group facilitation techniques to improve high-risk clinical activities that may result in patient injury and/or demonstrate a need for improvement to meet organizational goals. Participates in performance improvement activities across the health system. Maintain a current base of professional knowledge and provides consultative and education services regarding the causes and strategies to prevent medical errors and patient harm. Fosters and supports a culture of continuous improvement and coordinate the systematic implementation of effective practices designed to reduce error and improve patient outcomes cohesively across the system. Work collaboratively with leadership, management, medical staff and interdisciplinary staff across the entire organization. Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently with minimal direction regarding operational issues.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or relevant healthcare related field required. Master's degree in relevant healthcare related field preferred.
  • Licensed in the state of Idaho as a Registered Nurse if a Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in health related field required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in Project Management performance improvement, facilitation and/or adult education required.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines that address patient safety preferred.
  • Knowledge of CMS Conditions of Participation and Joint Commission standards and ability to execute them in clinical settings preferred.
  • Healthcare management experience preferred.
  • Experience in statistics and research methodology preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Strong computer skills with an emphasis on MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Quality Management, Joint Commission, Healthcare Accreditation activities, Lean Six Sigma experience preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
  • Initiates and/or leads performance improvement activities directed toward improvement of patient safety.
  • Hands-on facilitation: involved in in execution, not just planning of projects.
  • Strong communication, organizational, negotiation and leadership skills with the ability to facilitate communications between diverse groups and effectively influence and present advisory consultation.
  • Strong influencing, collaboration and partnering skills with the credibility to lead change and develop productive working partnerships with leaders, managers and staff. A true believer in nurturing teamwork, developing others through mentoring and coaching.
  • Must possess well-developed project management, process redesign, and analytical skills. Prior experience and knowledge of healthcare information technology functionality is desired.
  • Develops supportive, non-punitive relationships with colleagues, managers, senior leaders, and physicians to promote a learning culture regarding patient safety and medical error.
  • Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with Performance Improvement, Patient Care Services, Pharmacy, and Risk Management.
  • Provides education and consultation to administration, management, colleagues and physicians regarding patient safety.
  • Design project plans in accordance with SAHS performance improvement methodologies and tools, including goals, scope, timeline, and metrics that are organized and prioritized to meet organizational needs.
  • Supports, attends and/or participates in committee meetings as needed and assigned.
  • Assists in Serious Event Analysis with complete action plans and follow-up monitoring.
  • Assists in Regulatory Corrective Action Plans and follow-up monitoring.
  • Assists with investigation and analysis of known and potential patient safety issues.
  • Assists with Proactive Risk Assessments and FMEAs as requested.

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Job Number: 00121006

Location: Boise, ID

Organization Name: Saint Alphonsus Health System

Facility: SAHS 1055 N Curtis Road

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40