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This position is contingent upon the completion of obtaining a security clearance.
Full time Monday-Friday with benefits
We are seeking a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors to interact with staff to include nurses, physicians, etc. to collaborate and assess patient safety/risk concerns and implement solutions. All patient safety specialist activities will be performed in a Military treatment facility working with medical professionals and patients with all degrees of medical conditions and Assessing/investigating patient safety related events.
Provides Patient Safety training including classroom and On-the-Job-Training for staff.
Collects, collates displays and performs patient safety trend analysis and other computations using MS Office suite and the Department of Defense software system
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 corrective actions derived from the RCAs and FMEAs have been implemented and are getting the identified results.
Independently completes root cause analysis – RCA investigations, corrective action, and report of findings.
Reviews and analyzes trend reports for demonstration of adherence and compliance with regulatory standards to include Joint Commission, Medical Inspector General, BUMED, DOD, etc.
Uses data and epidemiological tools to assist staff in the analysis of data from adverse/sentinel events, close calls/near misses, etc.
Plans, develops and implements the commands patient safety program to include Patient Safety Week activities, periodic risk assessments and appraisals and regular rounding to assess regulatory compliance.
Participates in survey readiness assessments and preparations including plan recommendations to the Commission
Review and monitor implementation of patient safety/risk management policies to include National Patient Goals, DOD patient Safety Culture Surveys, sentinel events and FMEA corrective actions.
Prepare briefings of Patient safety activities for the command, BUMED, DOD, etc.
Be a US Citizen.
The ability to travel for training-less than 10%
Requires a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) is desirable but not required
Possess a current unrestricted licensee to practice as a registered nurse in the state where the facility is located
Demonstrates the ability to perform with minimal supervision
Have a minimum of one year experience working in risk management, patient safety, or quality improvement programs to include experience in the clinical setting, hospital or direct care environment within the last three years
Familiar with the MS office suite and ability to create reports, spreadsheets, and presentations using these tools
Standard Nurse physical requirements required
Be fluent (read, write, speak) in the English language
Requires demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and written communication skills.
Additional Preferred Skills:
Military background with knowledge of military policies and procedures.
Active Security clearance
TeamSTEPPS certification is preferred.
Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) is preferred
Possesses experience with process improvement concepts and tools,group facilitation, data management, and analysis including graphic development and presentations is highly desirable.
Knowledge of regulatory/accreditation requirements is desirable.
The Patient Safety Specialist works with teams to ensure the highest possible level of safety, quality, performance, and innovation are achieved.
The Military Health System (MHS), the medical departments of each military service and individual Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) are committed to providing safe, high quality health care services to the beneficiaries served. To accomplish this mission Navy Medicine must foster a culture of safety that; (1) encourages an evidence-based systems approach to create a safer patient environment; (2) engages MHS leaders on the importance of patient safety and the establishment of a supportive organizational culture; and (3) fosters trust, transparency, teamwork and communication. The Navy PSP, in addition to complying with the DoD requirements, also meets all The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements including the adoption and implementation of The National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) and TJC Patient Safety Chapter.
Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Relocation Assistance is not offered for this position.
We have openings for this position in these locations; San Diego, Quantico, Camp Lejune and Annapolis.
Additional Salary Information: This position is open in multiple locations--salary range depends on location applied for.
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