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Patient Safety Project Manager

Company: Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha
Location: Omaha
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Patient Safety Project Manager to be responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining patient safety programs in collaboration with Solutions for Patient Safety. Essential Functions/Competencies Project Management

  • Works collaboratively with project stakeholders to develop a comprehensive project plan. Project plans will include Scope, Schedule, Cost, Anticipated Outcomes, Organization and Communications, Staffing, Risk and Issue Management, and Change Management.
  • Perform project planning. Create, build, and update project schedules, project charters, project plans, status reports, and work breakdown structures.
  • Foresee potential barriers in projects and communicate accordingly.
  • Facilitate and lead project meetings as necessary.
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve desired project outcomes.
  • Collect, analyze, and display data demonstrating project performance, using appropriate tools and techniques to project evaluations and assessment of results.
  • Influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
  • Identifies and engages key stakeholders for pathway development and serves as a liaison with other departments to ensure successful pathway implementation. Program manager for the organizations participation in Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS)
    • Functions as a facilitator, mentor, and resource to each of the Hospital-acquired condition (HAC) workgroups throughout the organization and their liaison to SPS
    • Actively participates in SPS webinars, conferences, and shares with organization as appropriate
    • Oversees the collection of bundle reliability data through K-Cards and analyzes results to drive improvements
    • Submit monthly HAC and culture outcomes & process data to SPS
    • Maintains SPS data integrity and ensure data sources are consistent including the Quality & Patient Safety scorecard
    • Co-chair of the HAC Oversight Committee preparing agendas and presentations Coordinates system-wide patient safety initiatives and safety events
      • Act as a change agent to lead, facilitate, and support staff to create and sustain a culture of high reliability to focus on elimination of preventable harm
      • Supports initiatives to create a culture of patient safety using transparency of information
      • Serves as a resource for employees, leadership, and medical staff for patient safety improvement initiatives
      • Lead culture improvement projects such as healthcare disparities in collaboration with SPS
      • Incorporates evidence-based practices into all patient safety initiatives including establishment of bundles and checklists
      • Conducts safety rounds to inquire about safety concerns with the front-line staff
      • Educate hospital and medical staff on patient safety and error prevention
      • Function as project manager for patient safety work guided by SPS in the Ambulatory setting
      • Review and analyze safety events from RLDatix and participate in weekly huddle and Daily Safety Brief KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
        • Strong clinical knowledge and background
        • Knowledge of the basic principles of performance improvement
        • Knowledge of methods and mechanisms of using data to evaluate safety and performance
        • Knowledge of the relationship between variation and outcome
        • Knowledge of content expert in safety science and performance improvement concepts
        • Knowledge of computer programs including word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, presentations
        • Familiar with a variety of the fields concepts, practices, and procedures
        • Strong oral and written communication skills
        • Strong presenter/educator skills
        • Team building and team leading skills
        • Critical thinking skills
        • Strong facilitator skills
        • Must demonstrate positive interpersonal relationship skills with individuals and groups in a wide variety of settings
        • Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
        • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
        • Perform a variety of tasks
        • Expertise as a change agent
        • Experience with change management
        • Skills in negotiation, problem solving, educational, and quality improvement strategies are necessary
        • Should be a creative, flexible, risk taker
        • Able to do strategic planning and project management EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
          • Bachelors degree in Nursing or healthcare related field from an accredited college or university required, masters degree preferred
          • Minimum three years clinical experience required, preferably in pediatrics
          • Minimum three years of experience in healthcare-related performance/process improvement required CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
            • Certification in Patient Safety preferred, required within 2 years
            • Six Sigma Green required within 2 years, or equivalent
            • Current and valid Nebraska RN license/RN Compact license required if position filled by a nurse EOE/Vets/Disabled Make a meaningful difference improving the lives of children! At Childrens, the regions only full-service pediatric healthcare center, our people make us the very best for kids. Come cultivate your passion, purpose and professional development in an environment of excellence and inclusion, where team members are supported and deeply valued. Opportunities for career growth abound as we grow our services and spaces, including the cutting-edge Hubbard Center for Children. Join our highly engaged, caring teamand join us in providing brighter, healthier tomorrows for the children we serve.

Keywords: Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha, Omaha , Patient Safety Project Manager, Executive , Omaha, Nebraska

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