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    Bay Pines VA Healthcare is seeking a responsible Patient Safety Specialist (PSS), RN aligned under Quality Systems Service (QSS). The PSS has responsibility for the development, implementation and coordination of the Patient Safety Program as outlined by the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) on a day to day basis. This includes administrative functions, clinical quality of care review functions, and similar review functions conducted to evaluate episodes of Veteran care provided.

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    The PSS must demonstrate the following:

    • Knowledge and skills in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to coordinate and execute responsibilities for the organization's overall Patient Safety and Quality management/Improvement Programs.
    • Knowledge and skills in assessing and analyzing care outcomes of complex surgical and medical patients within the inpatient (including patients in the critical care setting), outpatient, and residential settings across the healthcare continuum.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and experience in the analysis of various levels of clinical data, including process steps and outcomes.
    • Knowledge of pertinent laws, to include but not limited to the Privacy Act of 1994, HIPPA, VHA regulations, healthcare system memorandums and service level policies.
    • Knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC) Standards, other accreditation standards, VHA guidelines and clinical review criteria governing the organization's Quality Management Program.
    • Knowledge of complex healthcare systems issues, including program goals and objectives, work flow processes, and administrative operations of the organization are required. Skill in conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes using quality management statistical tools, data display methods, and electronic databases are required.
    • Knowledge and skills in but not limited to the following computer programs: Vista, and CPRS; Microsoft (MS) Office - MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Internet and the VA Intranet.
    • Demonstrates the ability to research information needed related to Patient Safety and Quality Management/Improvement Program functions.
    • Effective interpersonal skills in presenting Root Cause Analysis, Proactive Risk Assessments, and related performance improvement recommendations and negotiating solutions to disputed recommendations as required.
    • Effective communication skills including the ability to prepare accurate, concise written reports and summaries of clinical care; the ability to effectively deliver oral presentations to leadership, healthcare system committees, subcommittees, and workgroups.
    • Effective team building skills and the use of effective consultative methods related to performance improvement opportunities.
    • Effective collaboration including leading, participating in, and facilitating work groups in support of the QSS mission and goals.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30AM -4:00PM

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546761100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.