Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are NOT authorized. The RN Patient Safety Manager (PSM) coordinates the day to day operations and implementation of the Patient Safety, High Reliability, Innovations, and System Redesign programs for the Tomah VA Medical Center. The RN Patient Safety Manager (PSM) executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of patient safety principles and National Patient Safety Goals required for specific practice settings. On a daily basis, the PSM collaborates and works closely with the Patient Safety, High Reliability, Innovations, and System Redesign staff, coordinating overall efforts for the listed programs. She/he performs staff support work in short and long-range planning efforts. Complies with directives in preparing annual and cyclic planning documents. Advises and assists in the planning, development, and operation of the medical center's programs. As such, he/she fulfills a highly visible, key role in promoting safety. Consolidates patient safety documents for submission. Incumbent provides technical expertise in the field of healthcare planning and comprehensive advice and assistance to management regarding possible need for revision of regulations and policies governing patient safety activities. Assesses priorities to meet healthcare delivery needs. 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 and regulatory requirements. Coordinates employee education activities with other key stakeholders to support the Quality, Safety, Value enterprise framework. The RN PSM provides staff support to ensure effective coordination of the facility's Patient Safety program. Establishes criteria for internal reviews. Incumbent will monitor and analyze changes in mission, goals, new legislation, and technological advances to assess the impact of these changes on work methods/procedures and to develop new systems which will address these changes. Conducts proactive strategic planning to improve the operation of the facility's Patient Safety, High Reliability, Innovations, and System Redesign programs. Formulates new policies and procedures, and revises existing medical center policies (MCP) and procedures as necessary. Drafts new and revised MCPs and associated procedures upon review and concurrence of appropriate management and identified staff. Compiles, coordinates, and completes facility response to recurring, non-recurring, and special reports requested by National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS), State, and National organizations. Maintains program requirements/validation criteria for the facility's Patient Safety program. The RN PSM functions as a medical center consultant for Patient Safety, High Reliability, Innovations, and System Redesign policies and activities developed by the NCPS and other Veterans Health Administration (VHA) programs. The incumbent will help build and implement the Patient Safety, High Reliability, Innovations, and System Redesign programs and promote the culture of safety within the medical center and for all patients in all settings. As appropriate, this nurse may be expected to perform the usual and customary duties of a nurse including but not limited to physical assessment, wound and skin assessment/care, intravenous therapy, medication administration, and general nursing management of the resident's physical and emotional well-being. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1600 or 0800 - 1630 Telework is available intermittently. 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.