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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileRisk & Patient Safety Specialist Duties: Responsible for organizing, coordinating, and carrying out programs to control the clinical risks associated with patient care services. Collaborates with the quality department, patient advocates, infection prevention specialists and others to; prevent and mitigate patient harm and the associated potential professional liability exposure; to ensure regulatory compliance with respect to the management of adverse patient events and patient grievances and to assess and manage any event, activity or program that may involve significant risk of patient harm on a proactive or reactive basis. Responsible for daily operations and activities related to patient safety. Interact effectively with executive and clinical leadership and management, and patients and their families to develop and implement mitigation strategies to resolve and mitigate patient safety concerns and adverse outcomes of care. Provides business unit support for patient safety events to include after-hours/weekend work on a rotation basis as required.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in healthcare field. Master's Degree in MPH, MBA, MPA, Nursing, and/or a JD Degree or Paralegal education is preferred. Risk Management credentials, such as the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or certificate program in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and/or certificate program in Professional Patient Safety (CPPS)are preferred. 3 years of experience in risk and patient safety or the like. Experience managing professional liability events in a health care risk management setting and/or professional liability claims experience is preferred. Experience as a clinician and/or equivalent work experience in a health care setting is preferred. Experience working with the public to resolve disputes or equivalent work experience is preferred. Experience developing and using databases to report information is preferred. Requires an intimate knowledge of healthcare operations, accreditation standards, and regulations and the ability to apply them. Requires the skill necessary to facilitate, negotiate and investigate matters of a sensitive and confidential nature.
Job Number: 51614
MultiCare Health System
800 W. 5th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204