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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Lead Patient Safety Consultant
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelors degree in health related field required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3 years of related experience in quality improvement or safety and progressive leadership experience preferably in healthcare or Master's degree and 1 year relevant work experience.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Demonstrates skill in project management, planning, multidisciplinary team leadership or facilitation, and ability to execute and evaluate. Specific knowledge of process redesign and improvement, Model for Improvement, safety culture surveys, and high reliability principles. Ability to organize and manage multiple assignments and priorities independently. Exhibit excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite;Healthcare and/or project management experience preferred

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Program Management
  1. Investigates patient safety issues to identify and develop improvement priorities and action plans.
  2. Monitor action plan execution and timeline, set project deadlines, coordinate multidisciplinary teams, identify strategies to remove barriers to progress; work with leadership to escalate barriers and issues as needed
  3. Identify initiative specific safety and risk issues and implement mitigation strategies.
  4. Effectively coordinate multiple project plans/teams to ensure successful implementation.
  5. Develop reports on safety program activities (i.e. risk assessments, causal analysis, event reporting) including accomplishments, participation, projected activities and anticipated needs.
Team Lead
  1. Lead and facilitate the consultant program as primary point person.
  2. Serve as a patient safety resource for staff and provide consultation within the department and organization-wide.
  3. Provide work direction and oversight to the Patient Safety Consultant/project teams with timely feedback to ensure initiative aim, project plans, timeline, and outcomes are clearly understood and projects are completed.
  4. Ability to set clear guidelines and expectations and hold teams accountable for outcomes
  5. Coaches and mentors team members in patient safety projects and initiatives
  6. Lead organization teams as assigned to support patient safety, improve care, and reduce harm.
  7. Able to communicate effectively and manage multidisciplinary team member priorities
  8. Manages conflict in teams and seeks resolution; escalated to leadership as needed
Safety Culture
  1. Apply high reliability principles to design improvement plans, error prevention systems, and harm reduction initiatives
  2. Identify risks or vulnerabilities in systems design or processes and perform proactive risk assessments with local leaders to mitigate risk
  3. With Director, oversee the cause analysis process &; root cause analysis (RCA), apparent cause analysis (ACA), and other safety event reviews.;
  4. Coordinate all aspects of RCA process and conduct the RCA from launch.;
  5. Facilitates Apparent; Cause Analysis with local leadership
  6. Serves as consultant within the organization for patient safety initiatives and projects
  7. Assists and facilitates safety councils and committees throughout the organization as needed
  8. Actively seeks out opportunities for improvement within the organization and develops strategies to reduce harm
  9. Updates and revises policies, processes, and systems to reflect best practices
  10. Maintains current knowledge of risk assessment, causal analysis, performance improvement, and patient safety tools
  11. Continually seeks ways to advance the Patient Safety Program and create capacity
  12. Conduct risk assessments as needed and identify patient safety improvement opportunities.;
Safety Data Management
  1. Coordinate management of safety data.
  2. Incorporate advanced methods of data analysis into projects/initiatives.
  3. Evaluate metrics and mentor team leaders in designing metrics for success.
  4. Coach teams on effective data use and methods to ensure data integrity.
  5. Ensure metrics are tracked using dashboards/scorecards and are communicated in a timely manner to stakeholders.
  6. Use the most appropriate graphic display to present information and data for reports.
  1. Assist the Director with content for education programs and tools.
  2. Educate leaders and staff on safety techniques, cause analysis, use of high reliability principles and solutions and other safety related topics.
  3. Provide formal and informal educational presentations, internally and externally.
  4. Seeks out learning opportunities for self, team, and organization

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.