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Patient Safety Coordinator
Sacramento, CA

The California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (“CHPSO”) was created by the California Hospital Association to lead California’s efforts towards eliminating preventable patient harm and improving the quality of health care delivery in hospitals. CHPSO is one of the largest Patient Safety Organizations in the nation and has access to data from over 700 hospitals.CHPSO’s initiatives include providing a collaborative and privileged environment where hospitals can share data and best practices, analyzing adverse outcomes and developing corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence, developing education materials, and serving as a statewide resource for patient-safety initiatives in California.

The Patient Safety Coordinator is primarily responsible for analyzing reported incident information, providing feedback to members and assisting them in identifying and addressing areas of improvement.  Serves as a member resource on quality and patient safety matters.  Assists members in the development of their patient safety evaluation systems.  Develops and presents reports, educational, and resource materials.  Assists with website maintenance.  Identifies industry best practices and shares those with member hospitals.  Assists with quality and patient safety program development.  Coordinates & facilitates member group discussion.  Tracks CHPSO’s strategic goal measures.  Performs all assignments in a professional, accurate and timely manner.

To be successful, you will need to have the following education, skills and talents:

• Bachelor’s degree in clinical practice (RN preferred) with minimum of 5 years clinical experience and knowledge of the complexity of hospital processes and in working within the hospital environment
• Experience in event investigation, causal analysis, and human factor engineering
• Data analysis & quality experience; knowledge in lean, six sigma or other process improvement techniques desired
• Excellent ability to effectively manage projects and initiatives and to provide anticipated outcomes
• Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and bring together diverse groups together in a collaborative and effective manner
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to develop and present reports and educational materials

If this sounds like a good fit with your background and career interests, we’d love to hear from you! To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter (with salary requirement) to EOE.