Patient Safety Specialist - BSN RN

San Diego, CA
Jan 12, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
Full Time
Principal Duties/Responsibilities:

Serve as part of the Risk Management/Quality Assurance team and work closely with MTF staff for optimization of the Patient Safety Program (PSP). Be responsible for the collection, analysis, tracking of progress, display of data, completion and submission of reports, training and education, presentations and meetings as it relates to the MTF's PSP.

The specific tasks are as follows:
• Provide training and education to include addressing all the members of the healthcare team and their role and impact on the PSP.
• Teach the Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS). Provide TeamSTEPPS training during all command orientation sessions (bi-monthly or monthly).
• Provide training on entering data into the Patient Safety Reporting (PSR) system, addressing what, how and why the information is placed in the PSR, and the process for following up on the findings/recommendations from Root Cause Analyses (RCAs) and Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEAs) to ensure the corrective actions derived from the RCAs and FMEAs have been implemented and are getting the identified results.
• Develop patient safety related educational materials that address the unique needs of the MTF professional medical and nursing staff.
• Provide training for the RCA team members explaining their role and how to complete a RCA report using the taproot process. Use the taproot process for conducting RCAs and shall use the taproot software to complete the RCA report. Develop RCA and action plans.
• Work with QA and RM departments to develop the priorities for PS Week activities and develop a written plan for the execution of the activities.
• Develop and prepare flyers, educational material, and coordinate activities for use at the MTF during the annual National PS Week.
• Review and monitor the PSP policies/practices including implementation of all applicable National Patient Safety Goals, DoD Patient Safety Culture Survey results, Navy PS Culture Initiative findings, Sentinel Event and FMEA corrective actions and The Joint Commission (TJC) survey findings of all areas for adherence to, and compliance with, BUMED, regulatory agency and accreditation standards requirements.
• Prepare the MTF for internal and external reviews by conducting tracers and making rounds on the different units and clinics to ensure compliance with National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) and to document observations made during rounds/tracers and share observations with QA and RM staff to make sure the MTF is compliant with all PS policies.
• Ensure patient safety event reports are entered and processed in the DoD PSR tool regardless of the medium in which the report was initially submitted (electronic, phone or paper).
• Provide assistance to MTF Leadership, QM, Patient Safety Manager, and RM, in identifying patient safety trends. Assistance includes collating, analyzing, displaying, and putting data results in a document or spreadsheet form.
• Prepare briefings on PSP activities.

Education .Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse (or higher) in the state of Virginia. 

Qualifications At least one year's experience working in risk management, patient safety, or quality improvement programs to include experience in the clinical setting or direct care environment within the last three years.

Computer skills using MS Office. Required experience with Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis. TapRooT software and methodologies are preferred. Effective verbal and written communicator.

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