Risk & Patient Safety Spec

Job Number: 51614
Spokane, WA
Job Category: Management / Supervisory
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
MultiCare Entity: Deaconess Hospital
FTE: 1
Specialty: Not Applicable
Department: Quality Management DHS
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Variable

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Position Summary:
The Risk & Patient Safety Specialist is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and carrying out programs to control the clinical risks associated with patient care services.  The Risk & Patient Safety Specialist collaborates with the quality department, patient advocates, infection prevention specialists and others to; prevent and mitigate patient harm and the associated potential professional liability exposure; to ensure regulatory compliance with respect to the management of adverse patient events and patient grievances and to assess and manage any event, activity or program that may involve significant risk of patient harm on a proactive or reactive basis.  Responsible for daily operations and activities related to patient safety.  This position requires the ability to interact effectively with MultiCare’s executive and clinical leadership and management, and patients and their families to develop and implement mitigation strategies to resolve and mitigate patient safety concerns and adverse outcomes of care. The position requires an intimate knowledge of healthcare operations, accreditation standards, and regulations and the ability to apply them. It also requires the skill necessary to facilitate, negotiate and investigate matters of a sensitive and confidential nature.
This position provides business unit support for patient safety events to include after-hours/weekend work on a rotation basis as required.

Minimum Requirements:
Three years of experience in risk and patient safety or the like
Experience managing professional liability events in a health care risk management setting and/or professional liability claims experience is preferred
Experience as a clinician and/or equivalent work experience in a health care setting is preferred
Experience working with the public to resolve disputes or equivalent work experience is preferred
Experience developing and using databases to report information is preferred

Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in healthcare field.
Master's Degree in MPH, MBA, MPA, Nursing, and/or a Juris Doctorate degree or Paralegal education is preferred
Risk Management credentials, such as the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or certificate program in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and/or certificate program in Professional Patient Safety (CPPS) are preferred

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