Clinical Patient Safety Coordinator

Overview

Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  40882

JOB SUMMARY

Oversees and advocates for patient safety. Provides a proactive assessment of high-risk activities and hazardous conditions via aggregate data collection and rounding. Leads event investigations as assigned utilizing root cause analysis methodology. Collaborates with executive/clinical leaders, physicians, Risk Management, Physician Peer Review, and members of the quality and medical management Patient Safety teams.

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science in nursing (preferred), or graduation from an accredited school of nursing AND a baccalaureate degree in another field, or graduation from an accredited school of nursing  AND 10 years of progressing nursing experience

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

  • Certification and/or continuing education in the area of patient safety as deemed appropriate by Manager, Patient Safety
EXPERIENCE*
  • 5 years of experience in a clinical setting
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • BSN or Master's degree
  • Experience in a pediatric setting
  • Knowledge of Joint Commission and other applicable regulatory standards
  • Experience in process improvement or related field
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Presentation and platform skills
  • Knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Excel, Access, Visio, and PowerPoint
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Serves as patient safety expert consultant, resource, and collaborator for clinical leadership/staff, Medication Safety Officer, Medical Safety Coordinator, and related safety committees.
  2. Maintains occurrence notification system, root cause analysis, and other database systems as indicated.
  3. Manages the occurrence notification system by identifying trends and issues related to patient safety and clinical outcomes and referring reports for follow-up and action planning.
  4. Manages and conducts investigation of events and/or root cause analysis of events as assigned.
  5. Identifies action plans to improve patient safety based on risks identified through investigations and works collaboratively to implement error-reduction strategies.
  6. Serves as safety coach mentor for clinical departments and promotes effective internal communication on issues of patient safety.
  7. Develops and provides education for physicians and clinical staff relative to patient safety issues and trends identified.
  8. Ensures system compliance with Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals and other regulatory initiatives.
  9. Conducts patient safety rounds on a regular basis.
  10. Analyzes the human, organizational, process, and systems factors that contribute to adverse events in collaboration with performance improvement consultants.
  11. Maintains professional development by expanding knowledge base of methodologies/techniques, facilitation/interviewing/investigation skills, and the use of continuous quality improvement tools.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Quality – Quality