Mercy Medical Center Clinton Accreditation and Patient Safety Coordinator FT in Mercy Medical Center - Clinton, Iowa

Department:

CL101_68700 Risk Management

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

The Accreditation and Patient Safety Coordinator is responsible for planning, administration, and monitoring of consistent readiness of all regulatory requirements. This includes oversight and coordination of all hospital efforts to monitor and maintain compliance with all Regulatory, State, Federal government, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization standards. Additionally as a risk manager, promotes a culture of safety, proactively mitigating risks and actively investigating incidents to identify improvement opportunities.

Job Description Details:

QUALIFICATIONS

Baccalaureate Degree in nursing, with active Iowa license or other related healthcare degree. Masters’ Degree desired. Patient Safety Officer or Joint Commission Certification required or completed within two-years of hire. Minimum of five years’ health care quality/safety/regulatory experience required. Extensive knowledge of the hospital and healthcare operations, critical quality management and safety components and processes within hospitals. Knowledge of current research in patient safety, culture of safety, and Just Culture. Strong leadership abilities. Excellent ability to effectively manage projects and initiatives, turning concept into reality and ultimately measurable results. Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork, bring together diverse groups in a collaborative and effective manner. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Thorough understanding of the leadership challenges and processes inside hospitals. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Ability to successfully influence/persuade others without authority or control over them. Must be able to access compliance with standards of external regulatory agencies such as JCAHO, relating to quality and appropriateness of patient care. Ability to use sound judgment and deductive reasoning. Maintain highest professional standards and ethics. Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motive others to promote the philosophy, mission and vision, goals and values of Trinity Health.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.