• Patient Safety and Quality Consultant (RN)

    Quality & Patient Experience-82100
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  • Summary of Duties

    The Patient Safety and Quality Consultant (RN) is a key member of the leadership team who oversees the development, implementation, and management of a robust patient safety and quality program.  Responsibilities include analysis and investigation of patient safety incidents, risk assessment, integrating evidence-based guidelines into practice, continuous process improvement, and managing peer review.  This position promotes a culture of safety and is critical to ensuring Tuality Healthcare is a transformative, highly reliable organization with an uncompromising focus on patient safety and outcomes. 


    • Facilitates the review and analysis of patient safety events, including adverse events, critical incidents, and near miss events (25%)
    • Establishes a culture of safety and integrates evidence-based practice in developing, implementing, supporting, and monitoring patient safety, quality, patient experience, and regulatory compliance initiatives (50%) 
    • Promotes transparency and provides review and interpretation of patient safety, causal analysis, and quality data (15%)
    • Coordinates medical staff peer review program (10%)

    Hiring Competencies


    • Required: 
      • Bachelors degere
    • Preferred: 
      • Master’s degree in nursing preferred
      • Trained or certified in Lean or Six Sigma


    • Required:  
      • Minimum 5 years healthcare experience
      • Demonstrated process improvement experience
    • Preferred:  
      • Patient safety, quality or risk management experience
      • Critical care and/or operating room experience


    • Required:  
      • Oregon Registered Nurse License
      • Basic Life Support
    • Preferred:  
      • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and/or Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) 

    Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Required: 
      • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion
      • Ability to adapt to change quickly and positively
      • Ability to lead and facilitate effective teams
      • Ability to support multiple initiatives and balance priorities
      • Detail-oriented
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Superior organization and time management skills
      • Self-motivated and able to work autonomous
      • Strong project management and critical thinking/analytical skills
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Preferred:
      • Knowledge of legal, quality and regulatory requirements (TJC, IHI, CMS, NAHQ, NCQA)

      • Proficiency in Datix Safety Intelligence Incident Reporting System

      • Proficiency in Epic

      • Understanding of root cause analysis principles


    At Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, it's an honor and a privilege to serve those near us. That's why since our beginnings in 1918, and as we expand our strong network of services through our clinical affiliation with OHSU, we continue to be committed to providing the best health care possible and a valued community partner.  Our affiliation with OHSU brings the advanced medical resources of Oregon’s only academic health center, which allows local providers to receive guidance from some of the country’s top specialists and pass that expertise on to Tuality patients where they can be cared for in their community. 


    Tuality’s many awards showcase our position as one of the Portland metro area’s premier healthcare providers, including 5th straight year in Top 10 Healthiest Employers in Oregon from The Portland Business Journal, Tuality’s 6th straight Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association, and 2016 #1 Nationwide Best Hospital IT Department to work for according to Healthcare IT News.


    Here at Tuality our employees care about making a difference.  In fact, they care so much that in our most recent employee satisfaction survey we had an 80% participation rate!  Tuality is truly unique because of the relationships we build and as individuals we are seen and heard.  Come be part of our team, and let your voice be heard!

    Additional Posting Information

    Tuality Healthcare believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.


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