Job opening: Registered Nurse - Patient Safety Manager
Salary: $66 576 - 132 082 per year
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Registered Nurse - Patient Safety Manager (PSM) reports directly to the Patient Safety Assistant Manager and is responsible for establishing and maintaining a comprehensive Patient Safety Program that complies with all applicable regulations. The RN - PSM serves as the key contact point throughout the organization on patient safety issues. This position is located at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI.
VISN 12 is committed to fostering and sustaining an environment which celebrates diversity, provides equitable opportunities for employment and promotion, and supports inclusiveness in our culture. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that promote professional growth and teamwork, and are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We embrace our differences as individuals and unite as a team toward a common goal: to serve our nation's Veterans.
The Patient Safety Program is designed to create a safe and efficient environment for the delivery of high quality care. Creating a "culture of safety" through a systems approach that emphasizes prevention and not punishment is the goal. Strategies are aimed at preventing injuries to patients and personnel, and managing those injuries that do occur in order to minimize the negative consequences to the injured individuals. The Registered Nurse - Patient Safety Manager duties include:
Develops implements, analyzes, recommends and evaluates various initiatives and activities in collaboration with Risk Management. Responsibilities include oversight for all patient safety related activities including Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of any event or near miss; and conducting proactive risk assessments, including Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HFMEA). Activities also include investigation, tracking and trending of facility incident reports, product safety reports/recalls, and other patient safety/risk management related problems.
Analyzes data and prepares meaningful reports for information, action, or further study by executive leadership, committees, teams, and other VA personnel as appropriate. Assesses actual/potential patient safety issues utilizing a proactive risk control plan to avoid, prevent or limit risk liabilities and/or loss and to stimulate change to avoid medical errors and improve safety.
Collaborates extensively with Risk Management and various services within the organization including, but not limited to, Nursing, Medical Staff, Customer Relations, Professional Affairs, Safety, and other departments as necessary. Works across lines of authority to address patient safety issues and to resolve deficiencies.
Collaborate with the High Reliability Organization (HRO) team as one of the 3 pillars of HRO: Safety, Leadership and System Redesign.
Provides routine status reports to the leadership. If care/service is determined to be outside of the acceptable standards of care, ensures that follow-up action is taken. Submits information and reports required by directives to senior management, and other authorities as required.
Analyzes facts and presents both written and oral recommendations taking into full consideration the wide range of factors and requirements which affect the management of the health care delivery system.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
3-5 years of acute care experience.
Knowledge of RCAs and process improvement practices.
Masters in Nursing preferred.
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must comply with any Employee Health requirements as a condition of employment. In the performance of duties, the incumbent may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
2500 Overlook Terrace
Madison, WI 53705
- Name: Sara Anderson
- Phone: 6083723971 X61517
- Email: [email protected]