Coordinator for Patient Safety (RN Quality)
University of Minnesota Physicians - Minneapolis, MN

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The Coordinator for Patient Safety will work in conjunction with the Clinical Quality and Safety team to identify, plan and execute improvement projects, delivering successful results and implementing positive change throughout University of Minnesota Physicians. The Coordinator for Patient Safety will:
  • Collaborate with departments and interdisciplinary teams to identify, develop and implement strategies to improve care and processes related to patient safety.
  • Provide assistance to the Manager of Clinical Quality and Safety by helping to link safety projects to the overall strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Assist in driving change within the organization through development and implementation of patient safety improvement projects.
  • Manage the ACT event reporting system and provide monthly data to clinic managers; tracks trending organizational data; monitors and maintains the system for upkeep and data quality.

This is an excellent opportunity for a results-oriented individual with previous clinical experience who is passionate about creating and maintaining a culture of safety and quality. Preferred candidates enjoy working in a thriving environment that is highly complex, data analytics, and partnering with others to drive positive change.

To qualify for the role, you must possess:
  • Degree in Nursing
  • Minimum of two years of previous experience with hospital management, project planning, and/or quality improvement and patient safety
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build relationships with clinical staff and providers
  • Comfortable presenting data to all levels of the organization
  • Strong ability to lead and organize interdisciplinary workgroups
  • Need to be able to work independently as well as positively contribute to the Quality team
  • Previous experience with the EPIC electronic medical record system
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health or related fields or equivalent experience; critical care experience strongly encouraged
  • 3 – 5 years experience in quality and patient safety.
  • Experience leading quality projects and organizing data into actionable items
  • Ability to learn systems quickly
  • CPHQ certification or other Quality Certification

About UMPhysicians

UMPhysicians has deep roots in the University of Minnesota Medical School, which has trained physicians since 1888. In 1997, 18 separate practice groups of physicians at the University united to form University of Minnesota Physicians. UMPhysicians serves as the integrated group practice for the Medical School faculty.

Since our founding we have achieved considerable growth and major improvements to our clinical and business operations. Today UMPhysicians owns and manages more than 50 specialty clinics and five family medicine clinics.

UMPhysicians is independent and non-profit, governed by a board of directors. We employ over 750 physicians and 1,400 health professionals and staff.

Advancing medical knowledge and education is central to our mission. From our first successful heart transplant in 1952 to our 700 th in 2010, UMPhysicians has been on the leading edge of academic medicine in multiple specialties.

UMPhysicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of healthcare through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.

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