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Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Specialist

Job Description


Job ID: 1218658
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Transplant Service department at Barnes-Jewish and Washington University focuses only on patients undergoing transplant and those with specific diseases leading up to transplantation. Each transplant coordinator on the transplant team is an expert in their transplant field of specialty. Together, they bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to the patients in our multiple transplant programs. The transplant coordinator organizes and manages all aspects of care provided before and after transplant.


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

  •  

    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

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

     

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Lean/Six Sigma
  • RN
  •  

    Clinical - Direct Skills

  • Transplant Services - 2 years or more

  • 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, 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