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Quality/Safety Specialist, Sr. PER DIEM

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Quality & Patient Safety Specialist (QPSS) is accountable for the oversight and project management of hospital-wide quality and patient safety processes and outcomes. S/he will collaborate with a wide variety of management and clinical staff to ensure compliance with external reporting requirements and mandates. The Senior QPSS role will be responsible for overseeing and conducting data collection, data entry, and analysis of quality, patient safety and peer review data. S/he will be responsible for data display and interpretation, and reporting of this data to a wide range of clinical and administrative leaders both internally and externally. In addition, the Senior QPSS will mentor and train staff as part of the on-boarding process for new staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops, leads, oversees and project manages the quality, patient safety, and infection control programs, in conjunction with the Manager of Quality, Patient Safety and Infection Control, to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Organization.
  • Tracks and manages compliance with evolving mandates for internal and external reporting e.g. The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals and Standards, Massachusetts' Department of Public Health, National Quality Forum, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and other regulatory and certification programs.
  • Assumes responsibility for overseeing and performing data collection through the compilation of data from concurrent or retrospective chart reviews, field observations, data mining and database management.
  • Assumes responsibility for overseeing and performing the interpretation, analysis of data as well as presents and distributes outcomes/results to a wide audience of clinical and administrative staff.
  • Maximizes use of technology in data collection and compilation and use of databases (external and internal) for benchmarking standards, i.e. UHC, rL Solutions, MediTech.
  • Trains and mentors new staff to the Quality and Patient Safety Specialist role through direct observation, didactic education, mentorship, and through the development of standard operating procedures for the Specialist role.
  • All other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters in healthcare-related field required.
  • Five years minimum experience in quality measurement and/or improvement, patient safety, or infection control
  • Demonstrated experience managing large volume projects
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and/or training employees
  • Strong computer skills; specifically databases (Excel, Access, UHC, MediTech, rL Solutions) for data capture and benchmarking
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills with ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Experience with performance improvement methods, including statistical concepts and applications and data collection
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality

RL experience required

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Newton , Quality/Safety Specialist, Sr. PER DIEM, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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