Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the best physicians. Comprising its two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and the Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell) and the Capital Health - Hamilton outpatient facility, Capital Health is a growing healthcare organization that is accredited by The Joint Commission. Capital Health has also received Magnet® status for the fourth consecutive time in recognition of its quality patient care, innovations in professional nursing practice, and nursing excellence. Only 29 organizations in the country have received Magnet status four times and five of those organizations are in New Jersey. In addition, our nursing team received special recognition for excellence in stroke and outpatient emergency care.
Capital Health seeks a quality specialist with patient safety and/or performance improvement experience.
Assists in the development and implementation of patient safety and performance improvement programs.
Provides system administrator support for safety reporting system, reviews safety events and provides the necessary follow-up.
Tracks and trends the safety data, and develops appropriate action plans and risk-modification strategies.
Conducts root cause analyses in response to unexpected occurrences that caused or may cause serious physical or psychological injury.
Assists with submission to the New Jersey Patient Safety Initiative and other regulatory agencies.
Produces and submits clinical data reports as requested by administration, clinical departments or committees, using available information systems and databases.
Participates in statistical analysis, interpretation and monitoring of clinical data.
Establishes and supports organizational multidisciplinary and unit-based teams for safety and performance improvement initiatives.
Serves as a safety/performance improvement resource by collaborating with personnel and departments involved in patient safety and performance improvement activities.
Demonstrates and applies knowledge of performance improvement processes and regulatory standards to provide project support and data collection assistance for the improvement of organizational or departmental systems and processes.
Ensures and monitors compliance with the national patient safety goals and results of the patient safety culture survey; reviews and monitors actions from safety events.
Conducts proactive risk assessments to mitigate loss and promote patient safety.
Integrates knowledge of external standards, including TJC and other state and federal regulations pertaining to quality and safety.
Conducts research and promotes implementation of evidence-based guidelines.
Attends in-service training sessions and seminars to maintain and improve knowledge of performance improvement techniques.
Conducts employee orientation that includes current patient safety expectations, strategies and initiatives.
Bachelor's degree. Master's degree and related certification preferred.
Five years of quality management, safety, risk management and/or education experience in acute care environment.
Strong critical thinking skills.
Computer experience, including database, presentation/PowerPoint, spreadsheet and word processing/typing.
Easy commute from PA and major NJ routes.
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