Ascension Health Quality Director & Patient Safety in Indianapolis, Indiana
We Are Hiring
Quality Director & Patient Safety - Administration 001 - Full-Time Day - Indianapolis - 8333 Naab Rd - Indianapolis, IN
Why Join Ascension?
Ascension Technologies leverages technology to create collaborative solutions that improve everyday health decisions. The technology enables seamless access to data across all applications transforming the customer experience when interacting with technology and enhancing our ability across Ascension to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness. It is used to provide insightful use of automation and data-drive improvements to enhance the provider, patient and consumer experience as well as keeping cybersecruity with a strong posture to protect data and other valuable assets.
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.
Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
What You Will Do
As an Associate with Ascension Technologies, you will have the opportunity to direct quality and patient safety activities and resources.
Develops and implements systems, policies and procedures for the identification, collection and analysis of quality, risk and/or patient safety information. Collects, evaluates, and maintains data concerning injuries, complaints, claims, and/or other patient safety-related data.
Educates and trains the leadership, staff and physicians as to the quality and patient safety program and their respective responsibilities in carrying out the program. Advises departments on designing quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, policies and protocols within their own departments.
Investigates and analyzes root causes, patterns and trends that could result in compensatory or sentinel events, serious adverse events and near misses. Assists with identification and implementation of corrective action where appropriate.
Reports all adverse events to appropriate regulatory and accrediting agencies as required. Works with legal counsel to coordinate the investigation, processing, and defense of claims against the organization.
Enhances the organization's and the larger healthcare community's knowledge of quality improvement and safety best practices through literature review, interaction with internal & external resources, and knowledge of evolving relevant regulatory requirements.
What You Will Need
High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
5 years of experience required.
10 years of experience preferred.
2 years of leadership or management experience required.
5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
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