Patient Safety Coordinator

NEW HAVEN, CT
Jan 10, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The incumbent will collaborate with health system clinical leaders, and external vendors in the implementation of patient safety initiatives. The incumbent must combine strong quantitative skills and disciplined task management capabilities with high levels of interpersonal skills and diplomacy to be able to function effectively within an ambiguous environment. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to interface with clinicians, senior management and support staff to foster the team approach to the delivery of safe patient care.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Serves as a patient safety advocate and clinical role model in designated areas
    • 1.1 Develops strong, positive relationships with all members of the teams.
  • 2. Monitors clinical outcomes
    • 2.1 Collects and reports project metrics as required.
  • 3. General
    • 3.1 Complies with HIPPA guidelines for security and confidentiality of data and information.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor's degree required with Masters degree preferred. Current CT state RN licensure required.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Five (5) to seven (7) years experience of clinical nursing in relevant area is required. Two (2) to three (3) years experience working with complex systems issues such as case management or utilization review is preferred. Experience with structured medical record abstraction is preferred. Experience entering clinical information into computerized databases is preferred. Experience with database queries is preferred. Quality improvement and patient safety knowledge preferred. A working knowledge of regulatory and operational guidelines that govern the relevant clinical area.Clinical experience in specialty modality depending on position location and department needs. Position(s) specializing in Obstetrics require NCC Electronic Fetal Monitoring certificate obtained within 6 months of hire.

 

LICENSURE

 

CT RN license required.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Project management skills, including the ability to identify stakeholders, plan steps, coordinate and allocate resources to accomplish goals and objectives in a timely manner Leadership skills, including comfort with decision-making responsibilities; coaching, teaching, and counseling skills; and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others and to forge alliances and garner support. Strong communication and interpersonal skills including skills at persuasion and negotiation. Computer literacy with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint

 

Additional Information

Strong communication and interpersonal skills including skills at persuasion and negotiation. 
Consistently demonstrates and role models the Standards of Professional Behavior.
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Job Info

Job: 15722

Department: Performance Improvement Med.
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Sub Category: ADMIN PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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