Patient Safety Associate
Company: All Children's Hospital
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Patient Safety Associate Requisition #: 190598
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
Category: Non-Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Aug. 21, 2019
Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people
annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became
part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their
families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees.
Career opportunities are available in academic and community
hospital settings, home care services, physician practices,
international affiliate locations and in the health insurance
industry. Great careers continually advance here.
The Patient Safety Associate is a member of the patient safety team
supporting patient safety efforts throughout Johns Hopkins All
Children's Hospital. Primary responsibilities include: reviewing
near misses and adverse events submitted to the organization's
voluntary event reporting database, obtaining data from other
systems to investigate and validate events, performing event trend
analysis and presenting to groups using a clinical and operational
lens and advanced qualitative and quantitative analytic skills.
This position serves a critical role in educating new users,
configuring, and troubleshooting the adverse event reporting
database. This position also presents educational programs on
adverse event reporting and the science of safety and high
- Review and investigate patient safety hazards and events by
reviewing near miss and adverse event data submitted to the
organization's electronic database in a timely manner while
prioritizing events for investigation considering not only harmful
events, but the potential for harm and populations impacted.
- Works with clinical and operational departments as necessary to
resolve patient safety concerns by review of policies and
developing education on new policies and system changes;
facilitates resolution of safety hazards considering local,
departmental, organization or industry-level fixes while
encouraging resolutions that utilize stronger error proofing
strategies and mitigate the impact of human error.
- Supports a learning environment by encouraging the use of just
culture principles when responding to events helping departmental
managers balance human error with accountability for patient
safety; uses trends identified by internal and external
organizations when identifying and interpreting safety
- Leads and participates in interdisciplinary patient safety
committee meetings at a hospital and health system level; maintains
complete and accurate records of committee activities.
- Identifies, tracks and trends significant issues and accurately
identifies and prioritizes cases for committee review.
- Assists in addressing patient safety issues presented to
Patient Safety Department; consistently demonstrates the ability to
help other departments resolve safety concerns; configures and
troubleshoots the adverse event reporting database; always
demonstrates sensitivity to staff involved in patient safety events
and works to resolve issues by sharing peer support resources with
staff who have been involved in a medical error.
- Drafts materials for and presents in in-service education as
requested; educates new users and safety leaders on adverse event
reporting and the science of safety.
- Supports data protections and integrity and maintains all
required trainings for data integrity; educates about policies for
data protections and applies policies in practice.
- Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree strongly
- Must have a high level of clinical and healthcare operations
knowledge necessary to review and respond to complex patient safety
hazards. Knowledge in medical records such as Epic and/or Cerner. A
working knowledge to managing event reporting databases is
- Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with others;
gain and apply skills, knowledge and expertise; achieve value-added
outcomes that meet or exceed others' expectations; manage and
mentor diverse groups toward the accomplishment of established
goals; Established track record of utilizing managerial,
communication. and analytical skills to plan and implement
problem-solving approaches for a group of executive level decision
- A minimum of five (5) years of relevant clinical experience,
risk management, quality, or patient safety experience is required.
Experience leading patient safety efforts or safety data analysis
is preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- ___x__ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking,
bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of
twenty-five (25) pounds without assistance.
- _____ Category 2: Job classification is not exposed to blood
borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job
- Further physical demands WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- There is little exposure to hazardous working conditions. Johns
Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical
disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status protected by federal, state, or local law.
All Children's Hospital provides expert pediatric care for children
and families from all across the state of Florida and beyond. Named
a top 50 children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report,--we
provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for infants, children
and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems. We
are a 259-bed pediatric hospital.--
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