Serves as a senior nurse consultant
and advisor with responsibility for the leadership, development,
implementation, evaluation, and advocacy of national patient safety
initiatives. Oversees IHS efforts in a
variety of quality and performance improvement activities with a focus on
patient safety, including the direct administration of the Webcident system,
disclosure of unanticipated outcomes of care, treatment, and services to
patients, Just Culture, and other Indian,
Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) Safety Programs. Prepares budget, spending plans,
budget justifications, funding opportunity announcements, contracts, scopes of
work, and other finance-related documents for safety programs and
Provides collaboration and support
for the Partnership for Patients (PFP), Safe Patient Handling, and other safety
programs across the I/T/U System through the establishment and maintenance of
communication networks with critical partners and stakeholders in patient
safety, including the Hospital consortium, Improving Patient Care, PFP/Hospital
Engagement Networks, Tribes, and others. Applies knowledge of the I/T/U system
to represents the Agency on national work groups and committees.
Develops policies and procedures;
reviews patient safety regulations; researches trends and develops innovative
approaches to improve patient safety.
Collects and analyzes patient safety data; develops patient safety
measures; and prepares and presents patient safety evaluations and reports.
Prepares and presents briefing materials, reports and related materials for
senior leadership, tribal leaders, members of Congress, and others.
Conducts, coordinates, and provides
training, professional consultation, and technical assistance on the safety
aspects of Indian, Tribal, and Urban Health Care Systems for management and the
staff. Serves as subject matter expert
on safety issues for the Agency including the provision of continuing education
for health professionals. Monitors
safety trends, research, and applies improvement principles to all aspects of
safety quality improvement efforts.