Patient Safety Coordinator

Professional Lawrence, Kansas


Description

Take Your Career to the Next Level with LMH Health!

JOB SUMMARY

The Patient Safety Coordinator is responsible for the organization’s patient safety activities, which include, but are not limited to administering the high reliability program on a day-to-day basis, managing and analyzing patient safety data, conducting high reliability and performance improvement educational programs, complying with risk management related standards by TJC and other accrediting and regulatory agencies with the objective of promoting patient safety, and enhancing quality care. Manages and prepares reports required for regulatory agencies and administration. The coordinator assists the Director of Performance Improvement in leading and facilitating improvement teams and work projects across the business as part of the Lean Six Sigma/DMAIC performance improvement methodology.

The position is integral in providing organizational education related to high reliability and performance improvement principals.

Top Reasons to work at LMH Health

  • Join a Team That Cares About the Community
  • Tuition Reimbursement to Support Continuing Education
  • Professional Development and Recognition
  • Excellent Benefits


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

a. Develops and manages patient safety and performance improvement processes for the organization’s operations, departments, and services. Educates and assists other directors/managers in assessing their areas of responsibility for exposures to patient safety, which includes loss and unsafe processes and conditions.
b. Trains, mentors, coaches, and challenges process owners in the use of Lean Six Sigma statistical tools, approaches and techniques to create process management and measurement systems and develop a systemic performance improvement mindset at the department or process level. Facilitates training sessions for employees on Lean Six Sigma systems.
c. Partners with process owners and business unit leaders to facilitate setting priorities, developing agendas and designing objectives related to LMH performance improvement and patient safety initiatives.
d. Communicates the vision of LMH Performance Improvement initiatives and the linkage to the strategic goals and objectives throughout the organization Develops and communicates business cases to support recommendations for change to current business practices and processes, and develops controls to monitor the progress associated with implementation of recommended changes.
e. Participates and facilitates investigations into serious safety events. Assists with communication and documentation of errors or serious safety events in accordance with legal requirements and/or accreditation standards.
f. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with providers, management, and staff to promote open communication and accurate flow of information.
g. Leads development of organization-wide approach on high reliability and patient safety.
h. Assists with coordination of high reliability and patient safety education programs for providers, management, and staff to enhance awareness of their role in patient safety.
i. Assists with maintenance of computerized database for performance improvement initiatives.
j. Preparation of reports, statistical graphs, and incident summaries for committees.
k. Plans, develops and presents educational material to the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department personnel on topics related to high reliability as they affect personnel.
l. Perform root cause analysis.
m. Research for benchmarking data as requested.
n. Assists in overseeing the high reliability program and staff and works collaboratively with the all departments of the organization toward goals.
o. Additional duties as assigned or requested.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
• A Bachelor’s degree or greater.
• Patient Safety/High Reliability experience.
• Basic knowledge of statistics and statistical methods of analysis.
• Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications including graphics.
• 4-6 years related experience 



Preferred:
• Performance Improvement experience.
• Moderate to advanced skills in database management including report writing.
• Lean Six Sigma knowledge/education/certification.


Our Values

Patient 1st – We consider the patient first in everything we do.

Better Together – We are part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence.

Speak Up – We embrace a transparent culture of open, respectful communication where ideas are valued and solutions are created.

Innovate! – We actively explore new ideas and approach change with agility and an open mind.

Own It/Solve It – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and we collaborate for solutions.

In Joy – We create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful.

 

At LMH Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply. Employment is decided on the basis of experience and qualifications that meet the business need.