At Legacy, our mission is to make life better for our patients, our staff and the community. As part of that mission, we continuously review the quality and safety of our services, and we look for ways to build upon our existing strengths. If quality improvement and risk management are areas in which you thrive and you share our passion for helping others, you may be an ideal fit for this position.
This role supports Legacy Health’s clinical risk management, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), quality advisor functions, and patient safety activities in support of improvements in clinical practice, service quality, and regulatory compliance.
The risk management responsibilities are to provide expertise in identifying, mitigating and controlling losses related to patient and visitor injury, to maintain compliance with specified regulatory requirements including mandatory and voluntary patient safety reporting, and the control of related charges, and to promote patient safety. Related activities include partnering with clinical personnel in managing adverse outcomes, investigating incidents, recognizing, investigating and reporting potentially compensable events, and offering education, support and consultation to clinical personnel regarding clinical risk management issues and practices. Additional activities include facilitating root cause analyses, surveillance for and reporting events in compliance with LH policy and regulatory agency requirements, support of the investigation of patient grievances, real time risk management consultation, and support for medical staff peer review. This individual participates in formulating policy and/or organizational change, with advice and approval from higher authority. Nursing licensure is required and nursing expertise is required for, and informs, all aspects of this role.
The quality Improvement role includes responsibility for supporting and guiding improvement efforts and projects through the application of Continuous Quality Improvement principles that support the organization in achieving top performance and maximizing outcomes for clinical practice, patient experience and process improvement. Works collaboratively and in cooperation with site and system teams on issues related to quality and patient safety outcomes. Helps to identify potential clinical and service issues that are at risk to stake holders. Supports a quality culture including teaching and training staff and leaders on Legacy Health improvement methodology.
This position supports Legacy Silverton Medical Center, which serves the heart of the Willamette Valley with a wide mix of services, many not typically available in a community hospital: CT scan (computerized tomography), nuclear medicine, echocardiography, family birth center and much more.
GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Risk Management
GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Quality Improvement
A minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare risk management and quality improvement with at least two years in each field.
The quality improvement requirement may include the following: quality committee member, involvement on problem-solving teams, management of data, and use of CQI tools and techniques, including at least one year of experience in the healthcare field. Demonstrates experience in process improvement with measurable results.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
Current Oregon and Washington state RN licensure required.