Department: Ofc of Clinical Quality Safety and Performance ImprovementSalary: $35,230.00 - $56,855.00Advertising Ends On: 07/29/2011Job Duties: The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has an opening for an 80% (32 hours per week) Patient Safety Coordinator. The Patient Safety Coordinator will direct, coordinate, and maintain the daily activities in the Patient Safety Program in the Office of Clinical Quality, Safety and Performance Improvement (CQSPI):
- Facilitate improvement activities related to patient safety utilizing performance improvement methodologies, and to serve as a resource to assist and train others in safety initiatives.
- Coordinate the CQSPI portion of the influenza campaign planning efforts. Collaborate with the University Employee Health Clinic influenza campaign to develop and implement action plans, and provide education to protect patients and staff during the flu season.
- Serve as quality/safety liaison to assigned clinical departments and units to provide all levels of management, physicians, and clinical staff with accurate and timely information for effective decision making utilizing internal and external decision support systems in CQSPI.
- Investigate and resolve daily safety issues brought to the attention of the Program by a variety of sources.
- Facilitate Failure Mode and Effect Analysis on new or revised processes that impact patient safety.
- Study, interpret and develop reports, and provide end-user assistance involving analysis, identification of problem needs, designing solutions, and identifying required system adaptations.
- Design and use spreadsheets and databases for clinical and administrative decision making. Assist in the development of clinical decision support tools to evaluate patient safety opportunities or influenza campaign performance.
- Prepare and present internal and external educational programs on influenza campaigns or patient safety. Provide consultation with University Administration, and healthcare facilities throughout the state on issues of influenza vaccination or patient safety.
- The successful candidate has effective communication skills, and critical thinking/problem solving skills.
Applicant Credentials are Subject to VerificationBackground checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.