Physical Therapist - Patient Safety Program Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Internal Number: 623933700
The Incumbent serves as a Physical Therapist Program Coordinator and is administratively responsible for the complete oversight of the Patient Safety Program. The incumbent also functions as the lead manager, coordinator, and point of contact for patient safety policies and activities developed by the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) at VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Performs duties directly contributing to the administrative management of the facility health care delivery system, and is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, managing, and evaluating the medical center's patient safety program. These duties require the ability to apply the specialized principles and practices of health care management in leading the facility's patient safety program. Serves as the facility point of contact for Patient Safety Alerts/Advisories, including tracking system actions. Serves as member of various medical center committees, as appropriate to the position, e.g., Safety/Environment of Care, Pharmacy And Therapeutics, etc. Conducts periodic environmental patient safety inspections. Collaborates with Biomedical Engineer, Occupational Safety Manager, Industrial Hygienist/ Infection Control, Pharmacy Management, etc. Shows leadership in publicizing and promoting patient safety successes and activities, e.g., town meetings, poster sessions, news flashes, awards, etc. Disseminates Patient Safety Reporting System (PSRS) program information. Provides new employee patient safety orientation and training. Develops facility patient safety training program. Acts as the Point of Contact for facility patient safety issues with NCPS. Serves as the facility expert on the VHA Patient Safety Improvement Handbook. Initiates and advises on Healthcare Failure Mode Effects Analysis (HFMEA) evaluations. Familiar with and addresses results of periodic safety culture survey with action plan for facility. Acts as liaison on patient safety issues to facility Quality Manager, Joint Commission, and others. Plays a critical support role in developing and coordinating internal review systems to assure that both clinical and administrative patient safety activities are in compliance with agency and accrediting standards and regulatory requirements. Maintains and monitors program requirements/validation criteria for the facility's patient safety program. Prompts staff members to participate in cyclic or special evaluations. Prepares and/or reviews reports involving trend analyses and ensures follow-up in these areas for the facility's patient safety program. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Compressed/Flexible: Available for highly qualified candidates. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Physical Therapist - Patient Safety Program Manager/PD52987-O Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.