JOB SUMMARY: This position reports to the Director of Quality Risk and Patient Safety and is accountable for management of clinical risk management to meet the goals, mission and vision of the hospital. Implements and manages the risk and patient safety program for the prevention and management of professional liability and patient harm for the hospital. Responsible for pro-active risk assessment and safety improvement initiatives, facilitation of Failure Mode and Effects analysis and Root-Cause Analyses. The incumbent will analyze patient safety data analysis to reduce patient risk. This position will also work to resolve patient complaints to increase patient satisfaction and reduce hospital liability. This position is responsible for collaborating with the Manager of Quality.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires: A) Bachelor's Degree in related field, Master's Degree preferred B) a minimum of five years of progressive and successful experience in quality & patient safety and risk management; C) a minimum of four year of recent experience or knowledge of healthcare clinical risk management; D) active CA Registered Nurse Licensure required. Professional licensure or risk management certification preferred, polished clinical expertise and advanced healthcare degree are preferred. Demonstrated progressive computer, statistical analysis, excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills are required. Demonstrated ability to affect organization change is key to success in this role. Able to facilitate and lead group meetings.
POSITION DETAILS: Full time, exempt, 80 hours per pay period, day shift
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.