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Quality Nurse Consultant, Risk Management and Patient Safety

Kaiser Permanente
San Jose, CA 95119


Coordinates quality, accreditation, regulatory and licensing (AR&L), patient safety and risk management activities for the medical center. Provides clinical, educational, consulting, and coordinating support to assigned areas. Uses nurses' licensure as a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill for indirect patient care services that ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients; and the performance of disease prevention and restorative measures.


Essential Responsibilities:
  • Acts as a consultant for quality, AR&L, risk, patient safety, and infection prevention activities and programs.
  • Assists with quality management studies through data collection, data input and report development.
  • Analyzes, interprets and provides recommendation based on quality principles.
  • Organize and coordinate project planning, group process facilitation, training, and appropriate application of information technology.
  • Reports all occurrences which may lead to medical center liability and follows up as necessary.
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration for implementation of evidence based guidelines, criteria and other clinical tools to reduce variation in clinical practice and to optimize clinical outcomes.
  • Educates physicians and staff regarding regional projects or regulatory reviews, i.e. the interpretation of regulatory requirements and the methods of compliance when preparing for a review or the interpretation of project goals.
  • Analyzes risk management/patient safety principles and provides recommendations for the incorporation of risk management principles in each medical center.
  • Provides support services to appropriate medical center staff in implementing risk management principles into credentialing processes.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned, such as statistical reports for state, federal, and local agencies.
  • Applies the appropriate performance improvement methodology to address improvement opportunity (eg. MFI, Lean DMAIC).
  • May support infection prevention and control activities.
  • Supports maintenance of IC records and policy/procedure manual reviews and revisions.
  • Supports the medical center's continuous survey readiness program to maintain compliance with regulatory standards.

    Additional Information:

  • Develops & manages an integrated Clinical Risk Mgmt & Pt Safety strategy. Responsible for development, utilization & assessment of uniform systems & processes, policies/procedures & interventions to assess, identify, prevent & proactively reduce risks. 
  • Works collaboratively w/ other depts to design & implement risk mgmt., pt safety & PI programs. 
  • Develops & maintains effective relationships & communication w/ med ctr MDs & staff to facilitate problem id & resolution. 
  • Accountable to promote an organizational culture of safety & ensure appropriate pt safety standards & guidelines are implemented consistently in the delivery of health care to our pts, including but not limited to: TJC/CDPH/CMS/AHRQ, IHI/NPSF/NQF & Leapfrog. 
  • Familiar w/ implementation of a model of Just Culture. 
  • Implement & support processes to commit zero harm to pts as a highly reliable organization. Certification(s) required: CPHRM or CPPS or CPHQ w/in 2 yrs of hire.
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    Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-04

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