Unit Safety-Quality Specialist - Pulmonary
Company: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Posted on: September 24, 2022
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Specialist - Pulmonary Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Location:
-LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital - Shift: Rotating Employment Status:
-Regular - Full Time - About Us
We're seeking breakthrough makers! Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia was built on the belief that we can change lives.
Today, in every role throughout our hospital, research institute
and care network, the 22,000 members of our workforce are finding
new ways - big and small - to make a difference for the patients
and families we serve. - If you are ready to challenge yourself, be
inspired and grow - no matter what your role - you just may be the
kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP. CHOP is proud
to share that we are ranked No. 1 on Forbes' 2022 list of America's
Best Large Employers! Job SummaryLocal/department program leader
for patient safety and quality improvement initiatives that improve
patient outcomes within a defined patient care area (microsystem).
Utilizes CHOP improvement framework, sustains and spreads
improvements. Effectively partners with nursing and medical
leadership to determine improvement priorities that are in
alignment with organizational goals. Develops strong working teams
to make improvements. Inspires members of the clinical area to
fully engage in improvements that achieve high outcomes and works
to ensure there are zero events of preventable harm. Develops and
advances own expertise related to quality improvement, change
management, high reliability, influence, and project management.
Fully masters the organizational leadership competencies.Job
ResponsibilitiesDevelops, implements, evaluates, and sustains an
effective microsystem based safety and quality program: -
- In collaboration with the NM and medical director, develops and
communicates safety/quality goals and metrics relevant to the
clinical area. Works with other leaders to prioritize and resource
improvement work. Coaches on improvement and ensures initiatives
are aligned with organizational mission, vision, values, and goals.
Encourages alignment of initiatives with three patient/family
centered values (Healthcare Performance Improvement consultants,
- Do not harm me
- Heal me
- Be nice to me
- Fosters a fair and just culture of patient/employee safety
within the microsystem.
- Coaches and mentors on safety behaviors for error
- Applies high reliability principles (sensitivity to operations,
reluctance to simplify, preoccupation with failure, deference to
expertise, and resilience) to safety and quality issues whenever
- Integrates improvement initiatives to achieve overall patient
outcomes i.e. assures clinical improvement initiatives also promote
excellent patient/family experience.
- Orients, develops and mentors lead nurses of the working teams
that are linked within the safety program.
- Partners with nurse manager or clinical supervisor when members
of initiative teams are challenged in meeting their
- Applies the CHOP Improvement framework to all improvement
- Assures data-based decision making for all initiatives.
- Applies project planning techniques for all initiatives.
- Provides effective, timely communication regarding safety and
quality initiatives and outcomes, including visual displays of data
to inform all microsystem staff of the status of improvement
efforts.Job Responsibilities (Continued)Coordinates action -
oriented, outcomes - oriented, microsystem improvement initiatives:
- Ensures all initiatives have specific project timelines and
that the work stays on the expected track.
- Actively utilizes project management skills.
- Whenever possible, scopes the work to ensure that achievements
are possible i.e. break large goals into sub-projects that lead to
the systematic achievement of the goal.
- Advises and/or seeks resources to determine effective measures
and metrics for improvement initiatives; assures appropriate data
support is in place.
Serves as an effective change agent:
- Provides coaching and consultation to staff from all
disciplines in making behavioral changes.
- Partners with shared governance and nursing/physician
leadership to influence practice changes.
- Develops plan to assure practice change has occurred and is
- Role models self confidence in making necessary changes.
- Reevaluates improvement plans and make adaptations when
anticipated outcomes are not achieved.
- Promotes the notion of adapt, adopt, and/or abandon so that
initiatives do not become 'stuck at mediocre results.Job
Responsibilities (Continued)Fluent and facile in improvement
methodology and tools; serves as a resource to improvement teams. -
- Assures sustainment plan is considered and incorporated in the
beginning of each project.
- Applies force field analysis prior to the initiation of
projects to assure it is achievable and barriers are addressed
prior to initiation.
Investigates microsystem good catch (near-miss) and harmful events.
- Conducts ACAs when needed.
- Partners with multidisciplinary team as needed during the
- Enters, retrieves, and trends data regarding patient care
- Assures timely, accurate completion of bedside reviews for
events of Healthcare Acquired Conditions; follows standard
- Focuses on systems issues during the investigation process.
Supports microsystem based structures and processes related to
safety and quality initiatives:
- Develops agendas for microsystem forums i.e. QI meetings and/or
Unit Leadership partner meetings.
- Effectively facilitates meetings.
- Documents meeting notes.
- Identifies microsystem safety/quality trends.
- Identifies the need for training when applicable.
- Compiles annual report of microsystem initiatives and
achievements.Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations One
of the following needed: CPHQ received within 30 months of hire.
LSSGB - Received within 30 months of hire Required Education and
- Bachelor's degree in a health care field. According to the CMS
(Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or
transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all
non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testingRequired
- Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in a complex health
care settingPreferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic Preferred
- Pediatric experience One of the following Certifications
Preferred upon hire:
- Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
- Licensed Pharmacist (Pennsylvania)
- Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) Additional Technical
- Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Ability to work independently and take initiative when
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Teaching/presentation skills are required.
- Has foundational CHOP core leadership behaviors/ exemplifies
- Ability to function in project manager role
- In partnership with management holds others accountable as
- Knowledge of patient safety and quality improvement concepts
and methods, including data collection and analysis To carry out
its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and
workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global
community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce
members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time
be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This
mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP
at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in
or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are
mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with
booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP
COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local,
state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce
members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient
care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request
exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid
religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be
delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption
requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in
positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest
to not using tobacco products.
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