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This position is with the VA Roseburg Healthcare System, in Roseburg, OR. Roseburg is centrally located in Southwestern Oregon and you will find an excellent quality of life in a family-oriented community. With the Cascade Mountains to the east, and the beautiful coastline to the west, activities abound for outdoor enthusiast. Plus, Roseburg has all the amenities of a larger city while still offering the relaxed atmosphere of a small town environment. For more information on the Roseburg Area, please visit the following links: http://www.roseburgareachamber.org http://www.visitroseburg.com http://www.visitroseburg.com/video/landUmpqua.
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Reports to the Director and administratively responsible to the Quality Manager.
The Patient Safety Manager serves as an expert practitioner whose practice encompasses a wide range of responsibility and accountability. The Patient Safety Manager functions as the program manager responsible for implementation of non-punitive without fear of reprisal, patient safety policies and activities developed by the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS). This individual provides direct support to the development, maintenance and operation of the patient safety process to include all levels of staff within the facility. The incumbent operates under broadly delegated authority, taking action to develop or modify objectives and boundaries of assignment as indicated, and plays a critical role in organization performance improvement and patient safety as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Practice is based on conscious and deliberate planning utilizing critical thinking skills.
The Patient Safety Manager applies clinical expertise and knowledge of health care delivery systems to performance measurement and improvement processes, particularly in the area of patient safety. At this level the incumbent initiates and leads on interdisciplinary projects, committees, teams, etc. with the aim of improving outcomes in the management of complex client care or the systems and processes of the organization/ service. The Patient Safety Manager is recognized as a leader and consistently demonstrates that leadership in quality improvement activities. This incumbent provides education to staff in the quality improvement process. The incumbent is responsible for practicing in accordance with and adhering to regulations such as the their professional organization, VHA policies and procedures, and the standards of outside accrediting bodies. This incumbent demonstrates dedication to the healthcare profession and represents VHA in community health and professional activities.
The Patient Safety Manager serves as an expert practitioner whose practice encompasses a wide range of responsibility and accountability. The Patient Safety Manager functions as the lead program manager responsible for implementation of patient safety policies, and activities developed by the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS). The incumbent will be the facilities key person to help build & implement patient safety systems & promote the culture of safety within the VA facilities & for VA patients in all healthcare settings. The National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) policies are found in the VHA National Patient Safety Improvement Handbook (directive), national patient safety training materials & computer systems, and applicable regulations of the joint commission. The incumbent is responsible for translating the policies, theories, and strategies into action without the complex interrelationships that exist related to patient safety. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining clear communication between the facility & NCPS both to communicate relevant patient safety information and lessons learned from the facility which have potential impact beyond the local level and to understand the changes at the national level in the patient safety program.
Work Schedule: 8:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…US Citizens and Status Candidates
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