Responsible for managing Risk Management and Patient Safety Department for assigned region. Engages as an integral part of providing safe, quality care to our patients and continually improving the care throughout the system. Collaborates with leaders to achieve goal of increasing quality and patient safety and decreasing harm to patients. Oversees comprehensive evaluation, investigation, reporting and remediation of safety events and daily operations. Responsible for compliance with relevant regulations and interaction with all associated regulatory agencies.
Acts as Patient Safety Officer for assigned locations, is responsible for the compliance with all Act 13 regulations, including high level trending of patient safety events, reporting to Patient Safety Committee and platform leadership and timely identification of safety events that require written notification to patients.
Oversees the identification and review of potential Sentinel Events, collaborates with RPI to conduct and complete required analysis and action planning.
Works collaboratively with Risk Insurance and Legal department as needed to identify potential claims and resolution of patient requests.
Provides employee supervision and supports the daily operations of activities for the assigned Risk Management and Patient Safety Department(s).
Contributes to the design and development of Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety programs in coordination with director and division leadership.
Participates in recruitment and retention of all professional and paraprofessional staff.
Assumes operational responsibility for staffing plans to support the department best practices including position descriptions, performance evaluations, action plans, employee goal setting, hiring, promotion and disciplinary actions.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Minimum of 5 years-Clinical (Required), Minimum of 1 year-Managerial/Supervisory (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.