BJC Careers

Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Specialist

Saint Louis, MO
Legal and Audit


Job Description

Job ID: 1178470
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer care, and women’s and infants’ services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

In 2016, Missouri Baptist was named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Missouri Baptist is the first hospital in St. Louis County to achieve this recognition, which has been accomplished by less than 7 percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organizations.

 

The Risk Management Department tracks and promotes quality of patient care, and patient and visitor safety, in collaboration with quality and performance improvement activities. The goal of the department is to minimize the frequency and severity of adverse events, manage any adverse events to prevent further injury and financial loss, and advance awareness in order to identify risk related issues and possible trends. of Risk Management include incident reporting, management of patient and family complaints related to quality of care, educational activities, and compliance with The Joint Commission standards as well as federal, state and local laws and regulations. All members of the team are proactive as well as reactive in terms of providing support and suggestions for risk reduction, by way of such activities as root cause analysis and creating appropriate action plans.


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Role Purpose

Coordinates performance improvement and patient safety initiatives, providing guidance, education and assistance in the development, implementation and measurement for assigned projects, performance improvement initiatives and patient safety events.


Responsibilities

  • Investigates and evaluates events for risk potential, loss minimization, and proper documentation in addition to using risk factors data to develop evidence-based Patient Safety interventions and process improvement strategies.
  • Provides consultation and support to teams or departments related to performance improvement initiatives, regulatory compliance and patient safety events.
  • Provides facilitation and support to teams and departments related to patient safety events.
  • Participates in root cause analysis (RCA), failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), and cluster investigations.
  • Assists departments in identifying and correcting regulatory compliance issues and participates in preparatory activities for regulatory agencies.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Business/related

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
  • - Business/related

     

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Lean/Six Sigma
  • RN

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer