Senior Provincial Patient Safety Specialist

Alberta Health Services - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
There is flexibility as to the location of this position within the Province of Alberta (Preferably: Edmonton- SSP or Calgary - Northwest Centre II). At the time of appointment the Senior Provincial Patient Safety Specialist may discuss location options with the hiring manager. Our Work: We are a team within the provincial patient safety department and work with our partners in all five zones and provincial programs to create standardized structures and processes to support patient safety as outlined in the AHS Patient Safety Plan and Patient Safety Policy Suite. Our focus is to understand how adverse events happen and support learning and system level changes that will improve the quality and safety of care delivery within Alberta Health Services. Our Team: We are a wise, passionate, dynamic team, small in size but mighty in spirit. We care deeply about our work and the patients, families, and care providers who are impacted when things go wrong. We work very hard, support one another, and provide expert level support to a diverse group of stakeholders. All Non-Union/Exempt positions are being reviewed for possible inclusions in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.

As the Senior Provincial Patient Safety Specialist: You enjoy new challenges and working independently as part of a highly collaborative team. You understand and have experience with Quality Assurance Reviews and Committees and are passionate about complex systems and the people who work in them. You can provide expert advice and operational solutions regarding patient safety and are equally adept at project management. You are or want to be a leader in supporting safer patient care. You are also capable of developing and implementing assigned projects and programs; leading various patient safety meetings, committees and initiatives; and contributing to strategic planning and systematic evaluation of patient safety programs and services. This position will: Lead/contribute to the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of standardized structures and processes to support patient safety at all levels of the organization and aid in the sharing of organizational learning from hazards, close calls and adverse events; Support investigative reviews using the Systems Analysis Methodology (SAM); Support patient safety education in creating the culture and conditions for just culture and safety; Utilize proactive methodologies such as Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to mitigate risk to safe patient care; Develop and maintain quality performance information related to quality assurance activities within AHS; Develop /contribute to patient safety reporting and learning as requested by Executive and Senior Leadership; Foster relationships, and provide direction, mentoring and coaching to colleagues within and external to Quality & Healthcare Improvement.

Classification: Specialist
Union: Exempt
Department: Pt Safety Learning&Improvement
Primary Location: Seventh Street Plaza
Negotiable Location: Provincial
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 04-NOV-2019
Date Available: 25-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $34.52
Maximum Salary: $59.20
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Baccalaureate degree in a health care discipline is required. Recent experience managing projects or leading initiatives is required. In-depth knowledge at the expert level of the theory and application of patient safety and quality improvement principles, reviews, processes, and tools is required.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation abilities. Experience and ability to prioritize and balance multiple priorities at the same time. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Master's degree is preferred.