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Patient Safety Manager - Loudoun

Loudoun Hospital 612905 Full Time 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA, 20176, US
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Job Description

Be the ONE to take the next step in your career - excel in the Patient Safety Manager role at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Recognized for being a leading healthcare organization in patient safety, Inova Health System has career opportunities to grow and make a difference as part of our Patient Safety Team. Ideal candidates bring a background in Nursing, and possess a passion for patient safety, an eagerness to contribute to the advancement of our safety culture, and the ability to connect with colleagues for continuous learning and improvement. If you are looking to advance your career and be part of meaningful work, check out our opportunity!

The Patient Safety Manager serves as an essential partner to the system, service line, and care site executive teams, providing subject matter expertise to continually advance the culture of safety to drive our 5 Imperatives for Care Transformation:

  1. Zero harm
  2. Psychological safety and team empowerment for engagement
  3. Best evidence to deliver excellent care
  4. Understanding and honoring what matters most to each patient with empathy and compassion
  5. Collaboration in care teams which includes patients and families as integral members

A day in the life of a Patient Safety Manager can look like:

  • Contributes to the development and execution of system wide strategies to support continuous advancement of a highly reliable safety culture for zero harm to patients and team members to support the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Facilitates daily situational awareness of safety reports across the entire health system for the executive team, working closely with all levels of the organization regarding event management, immediate risk mitigation, and robust long term sustainable improvements.
  • Promotes and role models the way for a team environment that is committed to psychological safety as well as just and fair shared accountability.
  • Leads process improvements for harm reduction and clinical excellence, using various safety evaluation methods such as RCA², ACAs, FMEAs, Debriefs process improvement teams.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and master trainer for monthly team training, using the TeamSTEPPS model for creating high performing teams.
  • Coordinates peer support across the organization to assure team member support following adverse events that impact caregiver well-being, resilience, and joy at work.
  • Effectively analyzes and leverages safety event data to guide improvements in reliable processes for harm prevention.
  • Recommends improvements for compliance with NPSGs to assure ongoing regulatory readiness.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience: Bachelors with 5 years Healthcare experience with demonstrated experience in quality/safety improvements, or master’s with 3 years Healthcare experience with quality/safety improvements.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree; Masters preferred
  • Certification: CPPS or CPHQ within 12 months. RN license
  • Other: Microsoft Word - safety event management systems; Communication - Strong communication (written and Experience with verbal) and interpersonal skills; HRO principles, human factors, and effective change agent with ability behavior; change to facilitate multidisciplinary team’s management; Teaching and facilitation experience

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