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Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Specialist

Job Description


Job ID: 1197996
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Memorial Hospital Belleville is located in a well-established west Belleville neighborhood at 4500 Memorial Drive, Belleville Illinois. In addition, we have diagnostic centers in O'Fallon, Illinois, and an off-campus physical therapy center in east Belleville.  As a member of BJC HealthCare, Memorial Hospital Belleville provides full and part-time employment for more than 2300 people.
 
Facts at a Glance:                                                                    
•Accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
•Members, Illinois and American Hospital Associations
•Licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health
•IDPH designated Regional Hospital Coordination Center for the Edwardsville Public Health and Medical Response Region
•Serving the healthcare needs of area residents since 1958
•Designated Magnet™ facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
•Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society for Chest Pain Centers
•IDPH designated Stroke-Ready Hospital
•Medical staff with more than 400 members representing 42 specialties

The Quality Assurance Department proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and assist clinicians to participate effectively in Quality Improvement activities.  The Cancer Registry primary function is to report all incidence of malignancies as required and to maintain and support a Cancer Registry Program that meets State reporting standards.


Overview


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.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Business/Nursing/related

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years
  •  

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
  • - Business/Nursing/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