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Patient Safety/Risk Management Officer

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Central, CA
$1 - $1
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Oct 12, 2018
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POSITION TITLE: Patient Safety/Risk Management Officer


This is an exciting newly created position to assist in the redesign/implementation of patient safety and risk management programs moving from an incident based reporting structure to proactive patient centered approach.  This is a highly visible role with dotted line reporting to hospital CEO. Other responsibilities:
 Efficiently manages risk information system and able to produce reports that guide organizational decision making related to patient safety needs/trends.
  • Develops curriculum for family participation into their care processes within organization at various levels of organization. 
  • Establishes framework in collaboration with Human Resources for standard processes to identify and manage staff error in the provision of clinical care or work processes.
  • Establishes program in collaboration with Human Resources for support of staff as second victims that have been involved in medical error that has caused disability, significant harm, or death to a patient
  • Establishes programs in collaboration with Human Resources on training all levels of staff in the organization on error prevention techniques
  • Develops and implements  organization wide  patient safety/risk management program with focus on proactive strategies to control and reduce facility acquired conditions
  • Facilitates enterprise wide patient safety program against annual plan (develops, monitors, evaluates plan).
  • Facilitates committees and rapid cycle initiatives.
  • Manages patient, staff, bio-ethical issues.
  • Serves as the facility designated risk manager contact for completion of interrogatories and other claim related documentation
Must have a nursing degree.
J.D, or Master’s in Nursing, Health Services, or Patient Safety preferred.
Work Experience:
  1. At least 3 years of experience (five years preferred) with progressive responsibility working in a quality/performance improvement and/or patient safety department
  2. Experience leading interdisciplinary initiatives in process improvement or directly improving the reliability of healthcare delivery at the point of care.   
  3. Those at the novice (no experience) or beginner level (less than 3 years’ experience) must complete the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) curriculum on patient safety within 120 days of hire.
Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) [Preferred]