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Full time
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Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Patient Safety Consultant
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelors degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3 years of years healthcare experience or exposure. Prefer at least 2 years experience in safety/quality.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Must have knowledge of patient safety processes. Must be detail oriented, analytic, and effectively lead and manage ongoing projects. Must be proficient or have the ability to quickly acquire skills in cause analysis, model for improvement, and lean. Must be able to lead multiple projects, facilitate multidisciplinary teams, manage sensitive information,work independently, & have good judgement, excellent organizational skills, and negotiate conflict. Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, possess excellent interpersonal skills and excellent oral/written communication skills.;Prefer healthcare exposure/experience, prefer patient safety exposure/experience.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Patient Safety Program

1 Provides consultation, team facilitation and leadership to clinical, non-clinical, medical, administrative and interdisciplinary teams. Serves as an internal consultant responsible for assisting with the integration of safety principles within the organizations culture.;
2 Supports teams in executing, sustaining, and spreading effective change as well as completing cause analysis, pro-active risk assessments, and other patient safety activities aimed to increase patient safety.
3 Plans and implements activities to foster engagement in patient safety program such as safety rounds, grand rounds, safety presentations, National Patient Safety Week Celebration, safety culture survey, and others.;
4 Supports coaches and departmental safety/quality representatives.
5 Ensures compliance with mandatory patient safety activities.
6 Serves on appropriate quality/safety/service committees.;
Education and Facilitation
1 Manages the patient safety education programs (i.e. error prevention training, leadership training, etc.);
2 Educates and coaches multidisciplinary teams in patient safety techniques and tools.
3 Uses data to determine educational needs and make recommendations for program content, then develops education plans to close identified knowledge and performance gaps.
4 Serves as an internal subject matter expert and educational resource.

Data Management
1 Reviews and facilitates follow-up to safety events.;
2 Uses data from safety event reports to create an integrated safety improvement strategy;
3 Analyzes data for trends; develops reports for dissemination internally and externally.
4 Reviews processes and analyzes and interprets results of patient safety assessments (e.g., Culture Survey, Leapfrog Survey); and encourages use of data and results to foster improvement;&;
Project Management
1 Independently manages projects that support patient safety, culture, and outcomes.;
2 Identifies opportunities for improvement that support patient safety and reduce adverse outcomes, errors.
3 Uses performance improvement methods and tools to plan and progress projects and initiatives.
4 Effectively coordinates project; to ensure successful implementation
Professional Development

1 Connect with external safety and quality organizations; to contribute knowledge and learn from others.;
2 Submits abstracts on patient safety initiatives;

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.