Patient Safety Advisor - Quality Improvement (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Quality
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 14357
FTE: 1


1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift 

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Patient Safety Advisor promotes directs, coordinates, and ensures that occurrence reporting systems and patient safety processes to promote a culture of safety, achieve compliance with standards, and reduce patient harm. This position manages the occurrence reporting system across the organization and works closely with departments and physicians to utilize the system fully. This position coordinates data management for reporting out at the unit level, department level and aggregate level for the organization. Develops data reporting requirements and works closely with the management team, clinical analytics, and physicians. Identifies areas needing improvement. The Patient Safety Advisor implements systems and processes to effectively collect event entries and collate data, ensuring comprehensive analysis for identifying trends issues and improvement and which are consistent with excellent quality outcomes and evidence based practices. Designs/enhances data management tools to provide effective and user-friendly systems for data tracking. This position is responsible for entering case reviews into the system for tracking and trending.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

  • Coordinates Executive Safety Rounds (EWR) for the organization to familiarize hospital executives with concerns, threats to, and opportunities to improve patient safety and prepares prep reporting prior to the rounds.

  • Designs & develops reports, indicators, work lists and focus studies based on user needs & requests. Assists users & managers in obtaining meaningful information from the system.

  • Develops and implements processes to maintain the system and interfaces.

  • Enters EWR findings into quality database and prepares reports for quarterly presentations to BEST.

  • Evaluates new versions of reporting templates and coordinates implementation.

  • Facilitates and conducts training for occurrence reporting systems (upgrades or enhancements to the system, new users implemented and ongoing training for existing users).

  • Manages the Occurrence Reporting across the organization and ensures the integrity of data.

  • Routinely monitors all elements of the occurrence reporting software including system dictionaries, user securities, software updates, interface data transactions and reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Master's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: None Required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to collect and record data, evaluate data and statistics, and maintain effective reporting systems.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and reporting practices pertaining to quality improvement and program evaluation.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.