Carondelet Health Network is committed to providing Southern Arizonans with a full spectrum of high-quality, cost-efficient health care. Our top priority is improving the health of all those we serve, and has been serving and caring for the Tucson and Southern Arizona community for over 130 years. We invite you to share in this commitment. No matter what position you seek, your experience, skills and compassion are greatly valued. We count on the strengths of each individual to bring our mission of care to the patients and families of Southern Arizona.
Established in 1961, St. Josephâ��s Hospital is a premiere medical campus serving Tucson and the Southwest. St. Josephâ��s is home to the Carondelet Neurological Institute and the Carondelet Joint Replacement Center. The 486-bed facility is an accredited Chest Pain Center, has been recognized by the American Heart and Stroke Association with a Get with the Guidelines Award for stroke care, and has nationally-certified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs. Here youâ��ll find one of the regionâ��s most comfortable labor and delivery units as well as high-quality care and customer service in programs such as cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, wound care, stroke, diabetes, emergency medicine and rehabilitation.
Under the direction of leadership, implements Risk Management Program practices to avoid or reduce loss to the organization. Collaborates with the other departments to develop and assure implementation of patient safety and high reliability initiatives. Acts as a resource for department and all staff in addressing risk management issues. Enforces policies, procedures and standards of operation. Assists in the development, coordination and monitoring of the activities of the Risk Management Program which encompasses all areas of potential liability exposure to the hospital. Investigates and evaluates potential liability occurrences and claims. Maintains open communication with Quality Management team regarding quality of patient care and safety issues. Assists Quality Management team with regulatory and accreditation compliance. Anticipates the needs of customers and works to proactively to improve services, customer satisfaction and patient safety within the organization. Resource to Hospital and Medical Staff. Liaison between between Hospital Management, Staff, Corporate Legal Counsel and Defense Counsel. Proactively facilitates educational programs for all levels of staff on pertinent risk reduction. Communicates potential risk issues to Corporate Delegated Risk Management Consultant and Hospital Administraiton. Must possess good critical thinking skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and projects on a daily basis and negotiate stressful situations. Must be able to negotiate effectively remain objective and maintain confidentiality. Position is responsible for meeting applicable regulatory standards and assisting Quality department in strategic planning. Under the direction of the Vice President of Risk Management, implements Risk Management Program practices to avoid or reduce loss to the organization. Collaborates with the Clinical Excellence Department to develop and assure implementation of patient safety and high reliability initiatives. Acts as a resource for department and all CHN staff in addressing risk management issues.
Performs investigations of incidents and claims. Reviews medical records and other appropriate documents. Interviews persons involved as necessary including physicians, hospital personnel, patients and other appropriate witnesses. Assists with or conducts root cause analysis investigations of sentinel events or near miss occurrences. Assist with or conducts FMEA investigations. Analyzes investigative results for the purposes of establishing a preliminary assessment of potential liablility. Maintains accurate and detailed records and files involving incidents and investigations.
Initiates and assists in development of action plans in response to patient care incidents and as otherwise necessary and appropriate.
Manages a system to share patient safety data with appropriate departments, Hospital Administration and committees. Provides education on the system when necessary to managers and staff.
Analyzes and trends data contained within variance reports and on a monthly and quarterly basis utilizing designated systems and databases.
Works with internal and external defense counsel in the defense of claims which may include scheduling and attending depositions, attendance at witness interview and preparation and other legal proceedings as necessary. Assists in response to requests for production and submits answers to interrogatories in cases involving claims and litigation.
Provides Safety for Life orientation to all new employees. Provides in-services to hospital staff and residents on a variety of patient safety and risk management issues.
Develops, reviews and revises the hospital's risk management plan. Assists with development, review and revision of policies and procedures in key areas of risk management, safety and bioethics.
Coordinates the activity of the Patient Safety Committee and integrates patient safety function within the organization.
Provides reports to Hospital Administrators, Directors, Committees, and Board of Trustees.
Along with Quality Management, ensures that the facility is in full compliance with federal and state regulations and standards of accreditation, organizations or governing bodies.
Acts as the facility Patient Safety Officer and for research, as the Human Subject Protection Officer. Is a member of the bioethics committee.
Other related job tasks or responsibilities as assigned
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION Preferred: CPHRM or CPPS certification
EDUCATION Required: Bachelor degree in patient care related field, or equivalent experience.
WORK EXPERIENCE Required: 3 years experience in direct patient care.
SPECIAL SKILLS Preferred: Experience and knowledge of legal processs. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to analyze specific events and trend information, compile statistics, compose letters, memornada, coordinate events and meetings. Must be able to develop office procedures, draft clinical summaries, interview personnel, maintain filing systems, maintain logs, maintain patient medical records, proofread documents, research information, coordinate and schedule appointments. Must posess good critical thinking skills, prioritize tasks and projects on a daily basis and negotiate stressful situations.
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2105020334
About Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.