Children’s of Mississippi (COM), part of The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is seeking a Manager, RN Quality/Patient Safety to support its missions of health care, academics and research. This position reports directly to the Director Nursing Children’s Hospital Services. We are located in Jackson, MS, and is the only children’s hospital in the state. COM is a 265-bed state of the art children’s hospital with clinics throughout the state. COM is beginning its Magnet journey in 2023.
UMMC is the state’s only academic health sciences center and provides the only Level I Trauma Center, Level IV NICU, children’s hospital and solid organ transplantation services. UMMC is the second-largest employer in Mississippi with approximately 10,000 employees. UMMC has three specialized hospitals with 697 beds, up to 125 specialties and an annual budget of $1.7 billion.
In this role, you will manage and maintain the development of a comprehensive organizational nursing quality & patient safety improvement program inclusive of analysis & trending data. You will promote a culture of safety within the organization. Leads and promotes a culture of safety. Works closely with the CMO and CQO in developing process improvements that support the elimination of medical/health care errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes.
Strong candidates will have compelling written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor messages to individuals and audiences throughout the institution. Must have strong knowledge of local, state, federal, & accrediting agencies. Effective knowledge of process improvement and quality outcomes.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in nursing. Master's degree in Nursing or Health Care Administration preferred. Minimum of 5 years recent acute care experience with at least 2 years supervisory or management experience or process improvement/quality experience.
Must have a valid RN license. CPHQ Certification is preferred.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, which opened in 1955, is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi and is Mississippi’s only academic health sciences center. The 164-acre campus houses the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Dentistry and Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences. • Currently has over 9,000 employees and 2,400 students • Hospitals on campus include University Hospital, the Wallace R. Conerly Critical Care Hospital, the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, and Batson Children’s Hospital • The Jackson Medical Mall houses the UMMC Cancer Institute, along with the Jackson Heart Study More than 125 medical specialties are represented by the University of Mississippi Health Care’s 450 physicians and five hospitals. As a part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state’s only academic medical center, UMHC is dedicated to improving lives through quality healthcare, cutting-edge research and education of tomorrow’s health care leaders. The University of Mississippi Medical Center unites the interrelated activities of education in the health sciences and accepts responsibility for teach...ing, research, service, and leadership in this field. Its programs embrace training for physicians, dentists, nurses, and allied health professionals; graduate medical education, graduate dental education, and graduate study in the health sciences; and the delivery of health care in the teaching hospitals and clinics. The Medical Center offers equal opportunity in all its programs and services regardless of race, creed, sex, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status
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