UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/05/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/14/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Quality & Patient Safety Department is proud to support the clinicians at the bedside who make a difference in patient care every day. This department shares the great work being done throughout the health system to measure quality outcomes, improve processes of care and ensure patient safety. The team is here to provide data and facilitate change to accomplish clinical excellence and outstanding external ratings.
The Patient Safety Specialist serves as a lead or a resource on patient safety operational activities, projects and initiatives. Leads or participates on projects of large scope and/or significant complexity or risk. Has clinical licensure to provide expertise on events. Possesses knowledge or experience with Medical Peer Review processes.
The Patient Safety Specialist is responsible for effectively and professionally communicating and interacting with physician leaders across the organization. May be required to present data and analyses to director level and above leaders. This is a highly visible position that requires tact, diplomacy, and confidence.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
Depending on experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the professional level 3 or level 4.
Seven to nine (7 - 9) years of relevant clinical experience or licensed clinician in the State of California (e.g., Nursing, Pharmacy, Respiratory, Physical Therapist); OR three to five (3 - 5) years of relevant clinical experience and a Bachelor's Degree in nursing (BSN) or other health discipline.
Experience and proven success with advanced skills in data analysis, project management, facilitating group work, and working in a hospital environment with systems improvement.
Demonstrated experience in investigation of adverse events or root cause analysis.
MSN or Master's Degree in health related field.
Experience with Epic.
Experience with medical record review.
Experience with a just culture/patient safety culture.
Experience with quality improvement methodologies.
Expertise in the development and implementation of complex projects including multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate change throughout the health system.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
UC San Diego Health was recently recognized as sixth among the top academic medical centers in the U.S. for excellence in delivering high-quality care. The ranking is based on the Vizient Quality and Accountability dashboard which measures safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency and patient centeredness.
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