This position serves as the Patient Safety and Risk Mitigation Manager. This position oversees comprehensive, system-wide patient safety and risk mitigation programs. In doing so, the Patient Safety Risk Mitigation develops, implements, and evaluates the patient safety and risk mitigation program for the HPH. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing patient safety programs to prevention patient harm. The Patient Safety and Risk Mitigation Manager will supervise the investigation of errors and plans for the resolution of all safety-related incidents, including those involving visitors, patients, and situations posing a threat.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement best practices in patient safety and risk mitigation initiatives practices driving a proactive approach and prevention of patient harm.
Supervises the investigation of errors and then plans for resolution of all safety-related incidents, including those involving employees, patients, and situations posing a threat to the health care setting and equipment.
Maintains records of patient-related errors and evaluates this information to identify the cause of the error.
Collects, reviews, and analyzes information from the facility's safety programs to identify corrective action and programs as necessary.
Recommends changes, policies, or programs that could prevent future errors.
Designs and presents training programs meant to increase awareness of patient safety initiatives.
Ensures compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements.
Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs.
Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets.
For the implementation for the safety through the policies, procedures, and guidance and serve as the facilitator for the program sites providing a strategic, investigative approach in monitoring daily tasks and activities.
Reviews and analyzes facility occurrence reports identifying clinical risk issues
Facilitates the investigation and follow-up on events with the appropriate Directors
Analyzes occurrence data for frequency and severity of events
Identifies trends necessitating intervention and works with Directors in planning and implementing actions to address identified issues
Initiates Probable Claims Report (PCR) as appropriate Coaching, counseling, conflict management, consulting, and influencing skills
Requires extensive experience in patient safety, and risk management, performing these activities in a healthcare setting.
The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
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Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Self-Starter:Inspired to perform without outside help
Goal Completion:Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Humboldt Park Health was recognized as top 10% in the country for patient safety by HealthGrades, awarded Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and presented a 2015 Gage Award honorable mention from America’s Essential Hospitals. Other accolades have come from The Joint Commission, Illinois Department of Public Health, College of American Pathologists and American College of Radiology Mammography. These key quality measures are the result of team efforts involving every aspect of our facility.At Humboldt Park Health, we continually try to make healthcare more effective and responsive to your needs. Our Patient Portals give you easy electronic access to test results, details about your medications, and other information about care received in the hospital and our outpatient clinics. Studies have shown that patients engaged in their own health care have better outcomes.