This Patient Safety Manager Registered Nurse (RN) is located in the Performance/Quality Management Service at the Brockton campus location. This position is a full-time position. The Patient Safety Manager RN collaborates with other members of the Patient Safety program and possesses comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of the health care field with emphasis on patient safety. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership in developing a culture of safety within VA Boston Healthcare System. S/He possesses strong skills in consulting, education, database and information management, evaluation techniques, group process, team and organizational development, and customer service and satisfaction. Application of such knowledge must include a systems perspective to appropriately influence care across the continuum. The incumbent must therefore demonstrate an ability to teach and make formal presentations. The incumbent reports to the Associate Director, Quality Management, in line to the Medical Center Director, and has work coordinated through the Lead Patient Safety Manager. As an active member of the Performance Management Team, the incumbent demonstrates professional practice in leadership assignments and is part of planning and controlling program resources to include financial, human, material and/or informational to aid in carrying out program responsibilities. The Patient Safety Manager RN duties include, but are not limited to: Responsibility for promoting and supporting a culture of safety throughout the organization. Reviews all incidents and initiates/coordinates Root Cause Analysis or Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEA) of al significant incidents, when warranted. Compiles, coordinates, and submits facility responses/reports to the National Center for Patient Safety Med Watch. Functions with considerable independence in assessing Patient Safety issues; planning and applying methods of study; recommending appropriate corrective actions and conducting timely follow-up. Works collaborative with all members of the clinical team to disseminate Joint Commission National Patient Safety goals to all employees and to facilitate assimilation into daily practice. Work Schedule: Days 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Compressed/Flexible Tour: Not Authorized Telework: Authorized Telework can be performed on a less than full-time basis anywhere other than a VA facility or using VA-leased space (example: home). Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation & Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Notifications: This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position. This position is covered by a special rate. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. This position is in the Excepted Service. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Internal Number: 599930300
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