Manager - Patient Safety Officer - York Hospital

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 64989

Job Description

 

Under supervision of the Sr Director of Patient Safety, responsible for the patient safety improvement and management program across the ambulatory continuum of care – including medical group, ancillary services, visiting nurse association and the post-acute services space. Inspires our providers and staff to achieve a level of reliability that results in preventable, harmful events being rare occurrences. Maintains a high level of competency in the science of safety and improvement. Holds us accountable to “first do no harm” and guides the organization towards a Just Culture Model. Works in close collaboration with the corporate Director of Patient Safety, as well as physicians and staff in all offices to achieve these goals. Maintains compliance with all system patient safety policies and procedures as well as any regulatory and legal requirements.

 

Duties and Responisbilities

 

Fosters the use of the occurrence reporting system throughout the System to minimize blame and retribution and emphasize systems improvement.

Coordinates and disseminates information to all Ambulatory employees on patient safety improvements.

Serves as an advisor on patient safety activities.

Ensures that any actions as are immediately necessary to ensure patient safety as a result of any investigation are promptly undertaken. Reports actions taken to ensure patient safety as a result of any investigation to the Vice President of the entity where the event occurred, WellSpan Clinical Performance Council, and the WellSpan Patient Safety Committee.

In conjunction with staff from the Quality Management and Risk Management departments, employs systematic techniques such as Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and root cause analysis for the investigation of failures of the Hospital.

Assesses the Ambulatory safety culture using industry standard assessment tools. Works with other members of leadership to develop and implement programs that seek to address issues of concerns from these surveys.

Develops, implements and coordinates patient safety initiatives and goals such as IHI, and PA Department of Health.

Evaluates performance of patient safety program against measures developed from WellSpan Patient Safety Committee goals and system Blue Book Objectives.

Attends and staffs facility/entity Patient Safety Committee meetings and provides consultation for those committees to foster adoption of system-wide patient safety initiatives.

Monitors the external environment for best practices and evaluates these for implementation.

Provides patient safety related training as needed, including such topics as Just Culture, root cause analysis, event reporting and management, etc.

 

Qualifications

 

3 - 5 years of clinical experience preferably as a physician, registered nurse in an inpatient or acute care setting

Experience in Risk Management/Performance Improvement

Current RN license in PA

Bachelor's Degree

Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration or Healthcare Quality and Safety

Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;

Excellent organizational skills; knowledge of state and national patient safety regulations.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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