Swedish Health Services Patient Safety Officer in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Patient Safety Officer (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Risk Management at Swedish Shared Services in Seattle, WA.
Responsible for patient safety with primary responsibilities related to support of the Swedish patient safety team as well as support of the Culture of Safety Initiative. The patient safety role includes being a member of Swedish organizational response to quality variances and having or developing skills to evaluate variance reports, perform root cause analysis and Healthcare Failure Mode Effect Analysis and investigations for serious safety events in support of the patient safety program. Participate and lead quality and safety meetings throughout the organization. Review and analyze safety trends and help guide strategic planning and prioritization for quality and safety related initiatives.This position will also be part of the culture of safety initiative with roles that include participation in the development, management, coordination and implementation of educational programs and learning events related to furthering Swedish' Culture of Safety Initiative. This position is part of the Department of Quality and Patient Safety and reports to the VP of Quality and Patient Safety.
In this position you will:
Identifies high-risk areas through Root Cause Analysis (RCA), case investigations, e-QVR referrals, phone referrals, incidents/accidents, and other relevant data sources.
Conducts Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to identify “root causes,” risk reduction strategies, and improvement strategies.
Conducts interviews with physicians, independent practitioners, managers, clinical nurse specialists, and staff in order to identify case specific details and to develop a complete understanding of events.
Develops support systems for staff and physicians involved in unanticipated events.
Reviews records, researches cases, and creates formal documentation of adverse events and sentinel events.
Convenes and facilitates the RCA Analysis Teams and RCA Review Committee to validate the root cause and action plan and to ensure that accountable individuals are assigned process improvement responsibilities.
Communicates with senior leaders regarding reportable adverse events and provides information as needed.
Manages event reporting in compliance with regulatory requirements and organizational policies and procedures, including reporting adverse events to the Department of Health.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Baccalaureate degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing or must actively pursue and attain a BSN within six years of hire.
2 years of clinical experience.
Project management experience
Experience in change management with internal & external customers including physicians, staff, managers, and directors.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington required
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Master’s degree in nursing, business, education, hospital administration or equivalent educ/experience
Process improvement training
Process improvement experience.
About Swedish Shared Services.
Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, , a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound area.
Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Quality Nursing
Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 294518
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