Advertised Summary Job Description: ColumbiaDoctors (the Faculty Practice Organization) is seeking an experienced individual to serve as a Patient Safety Specialist who will perform duties related to the development and maintenance of the ColumbiaDoctors wide Patient Safety Program.
The Patient Safety Specialist will assist in the coordination of patient safety activities across the ColumbiaDoctors Faculty Practice Organization. The Patient Safety Specialist will work closely and collaboratively with the clinical leadership, the CROWN team, practice managers and staff to facilitate patient safety initiatives. The Patient Safety Specialist assists in the development and implementation of patient safety programs that are consistent with all applicable Federal and State requirements and that are compliant with the requirements of our PSO The Patient Safety Specialist will assist in data abstraction, related to Safety events and participate in conducting analysis for detailing the cause of the patient safety events; collaborate in identifying opportunities for change and recommending educational initiatives, policy changes or other programs aimed at the prevention of future patient safety events and/or diagnostic errors. It is expected that the Patient Safety Specialist will attend presentations and training programs meant to increase awareness of patient safety initiatives as well as assessing the patient-safety knowledge of providers and staff and recommend changes to training programs. This position requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and at least 3 years of experience in a related field. The patient safety specialist must be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. This candidate is expected to rely on their own experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Key resources include ColumbiaDoctors' fully-deployed electronic health record (Allscripts Touchworks EHR), analytics solutions (COGNOS), Clarity Event Reporting system, and Wellcentive Outcomes Manager. This position offers a unique opportunity for an articulate innovator and effective change agent to work with clinicians, researchers, clinical and operational staff to develop and lead the safety mission at one of the largest academic multi-specialty practice organizations in the nation.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, or Health Care. - 5 years' experience with patient safety program development and/or implementation, and risk prevention programs. - Strong interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with multiple disciplines within the practice setting ? physicians, nurses, office manager mid-level providers and clerical staff. - Ability to successfully prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects - Excellent problem solving and investigative skills - Strong analytical skills and attention to detail; - Excellent organization and time management skills - Proficient in Federal and State health care regulations, state reporting, regulatory compliance as it relates to clinical care - Requires ability to perform highly developed problem solving skills. Requires the ability to manage programs and projects. Requires demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and written communication skills. - Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Excel, and Word, proficiency with Power Point and Project, Excel and Access databases
Preferred Qualifications: - Master's Degree 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. - Experience implementing electronic health records, including CPOE, decision support, and clinical documentation, in an outpatient environment - Bi-Lingual Spanish/English skills
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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