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Patient Safety Quality Improvement Specialist

University Health Network

This is a Part-time position in Vancouver, BC posted July 9, 2021.

Job Posting 878405 Position: Patient Safety Quality Improvement Specialist Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Department: Quality, Safety and Clinical Adoption Hours: 37.5 Hours/Week Salary: $79,622 to $99,528 per annum Status: Permanent Full Time University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Patient Safety Quality Improvement Specialist in our Patient and Safety Department.

The Energy of the City.

The Rewards of a Great Career.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first” , encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN .

The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education.

With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning” , the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000 students, and many volunteers.

UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

Find out about our purpose, values and principles here .

University Health Network (UHN) is currently in the midst of a major strategic initiative in collaboration with SickKids titled, Caring Safely.

Caring Safely represents UHN’s commitment to safety, with a plan to make safety a major organizational focus that will eliminate preventable harm to staff and patients.

Caring Safely will build awareness of the scope of the problem of preventable harm which will lead us to develop solutions that result in each employee knowing they can and must speak up for safety at all times.

This new reorganization is focused along four major streams of activity: Reduce hospital acquired conditions (HAC) Decreasing the number of serious safety events (SSE) Fostering a positive safety culture among staff, volunteers, and patients Reducing the number of incidents that result in harm to workers As member of the UHN Patient Safety and Quality Improvement team, the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Coach will be the ambassador for patient safety and quality improvement and will be the pivotal Lead for the following accountabilities: Advance patient safety and quality in the organization through consultation and education on quality methodologies and patient safety to the organization through knowledge of clinical best practices, legislative requirements and policies related to quality and patient safety Champion a patient safety and quality improvement approach across the organization based on High Reliability Science through development, implementation, and evaluation of reliability science methods and tools, and accelerate patient safety through representation on various corporate and program committees Manage patient safety events through investigation, engaging interprofessional teams, facilitating case reviews, and providing continuous organizational learning using the Canadian Incident Analysis Framework Assist in the selection and analysis of quality-related performance indicators to monitor organizational, program, and/or unit level performance to ensure alignment with strategic direction.

Some of these indicators will be incorporated into UHN’s Safety Scorecard and UHN’s annual Quality Improvement Plan Manage projects and initiatives designed to promote patient safety and quality improvement on a corporate-wide, program-wide and local, patient care unit scale Provide leadership, guidance, and planning for quality and patient safety initiatives through advocating for clinical standardization through quality improvement initiatives and document preparation Qualifications: Completion of a bachelor’s degree Being a member of a regulated healthcare professional is strongly preferred Minimum of 6-8 years practical and related experience in the healthcare field Previous experience in quality and performance improvement methods is required Experience leading Patient Safety & Quality Improvement initiatives within healthcare is required to allow the individual to immediately facilitate events based on their process improvement knowledge and experience Experience working with physician and other clinicians is required Project management experience preferred Project planning Implementation Demonstrated experience in facilitating a major change initiative in a healthcare environment Demonstrated change management skills (consulting, negotiating, influencing) Knowledge of hospital organizational structure and processes preferred Experience working with diverse stakeholders is required Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a deadline-driven environment Analytical ability with excellent attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills Experience in use of Microsoft Office applications required If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line.

You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter.

You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: June 10, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity.

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position.

Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.