Patient Safety Specialist Ambulatory
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- Employment Type: Full Time
- Department: Risk Management
- Hours/Pay Period: 80
In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.
As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:
- Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
- Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
- Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
- Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
- Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and
- household needs
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
- Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
- Adoption Assistance
- Wellness Program
- Commute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation!
This job is responsible for performing professional activities associated with the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) patient safety program which is focused on reducing harm, promoting a culture of safety and driving a High Reliability Organization (HRO). An incumbent plays a lead role in the response to serious safety events, major unanticipated clinical events and high-risk near-miss events facilitating and managing the investigation, analysis, classification and corrective action planning using patient safety science principles and the tools of the Virginia Mason Production System as well as assuring standards around patient and family communication pathways and team member support pathways are followed. An incumbent takes an active role in the implementation of effective strategies and best practices designed to strengthen a culture of safety.
Work includes: 1) providing subject matter expertise in the field of patient safety; 2) evaluating and analyzing patient safety events to prioritize and/or identify potential or actual issues which require action; 3) collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to support decision-making and action planning, including culture of safety survey analysis; 4) problem-solving/troubleshooting within scope of position and appropriate escalation of issues to higher-level management; 5) managing complex parallel workstreams in response to a serious unanticipated clinical event and assuring standard response processes are carried out; 6) providing coaching to others on communication to patients and families following adverse medical events; 7) coordinating/facilitating assigned projects/initiatives as well as individual contribution to work related to the overall patient safety program; 8) providing formal written and verbal reports; and 9) supporting regulatory responses and reporting requirements.
Education/Work Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or allied health field and three years of related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities;
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge/abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Current RN licensure by the Washington State Nursing Commission strongly preferred.
- Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) or equivalent is preferred.
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