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Clinical Director, Patient Safety Risk Management
In this role, you will be accountable for the direction and implementation of activities and programs for hospital, ambulatory sites, associated alliance hospitals, and other non-Kaiser Foundation Hospital facilities in one or more of the following areas: accreditation, risk management, and infection control. You will align programs with performance initiatives and strategic priorities as defined by leadership. You will also develop strong collaborative leadership relationships with The Permanente Medical Group, external regulatory agencies, accreditation bodies, and employer groups. In addition, you will direct and implement organization-wide systems and processes for improvement, in collaboration with clinical and administrative personnel.
At least five years of combined experience in quality, risk management, patient safety, infection prevention/accreditation/regulation, licensing, or clinical operations leadership in a health care setting
At least three years of management experience in a health care setting
A bachelor’s degree in health care administration, nursing, or public administration or a related field
Professional clinical license required such as RN, Pharm.D, Physical Therapy, etc; or clinical certification such as Infection Control (CIC)
The ability to use registered nursing background as a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill for indirect patient care services that ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients; and the performance of disease prevention and restorative measures
Experience designing, developing, and implementing physician management programs
Knowledge of governmental and other regulatory standards, requirements, and guidelines related to quality, risk, and patient safety
Demonstrated subject matter expertise in performance improvement methodologies, with the ability and desire to integrate PI principles into work processes
Demonstrated leadership, project management, facilitation, problem solving, and communication skills
Strong working knowledge of ongoing monitoring techniques (including criteria development and statistical analysis); medical care delivery in hospital and outpatient settings; total quality management principles, tools, and techniques
Effective communication, negotiation, and leadership skills
The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment
Preferred Qualifications Include:
Demonstrated experience in direct patient care planning and clinical operations
CPHQ, HCAP, CPPS, CPHRM and/or project management certification in a related field preferred
Experience in a large, integrated, multi-faceted health care system within a large medical group or in an academic medical setting
A current RN license in California preferred
A master’s degree is preferred
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 844051.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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As America's largest nonprofit health plan, serving over 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, we're driven by the needs of our patients and our responsibility to the communities we serve. We recruit high-caliber individuals and provide them with a positive work environment, outstanding facilities and resources, competitive wages, and exceptional benefits. If you believe quality of care and quality of life go hand in hand, this is the place to put your beliefs into practice.