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Job Ref:  2016-13083
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Portsmouth
18/10/2016 05:17
Job Description

Serve as part of the Risk Management/Quality Assurance team and work closely with MTF staff for optimization of the Patient Safety Program (PSP). Be responsible for the collection, analysis, tracking of progress, display of data, completion and submission of reports, training, and education, presentations and meetings as it relates to the MTF's PSP. The specific tasks are as follows:

  • Provide training an education to include addressing all the members of the h healthcare team and their role and impact on the PSP.

  • Teach the Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS). Provide TeamSTEPPS training during all command orientation sessions (bi-monthly or monthly).

  • Provide training on entering data into the Patient Safety Reporting (PSR) system, addressing what, how and why the information is placed in the PSR, and the process for following up on the findings/recommendations from Root Cause Analyses (RCAs) and Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEAs) to ensure corrective actions derived from the RCAs and FMEAs have been implemented and are getting the identified results.

  • Develop patient safety related educational materials that address the unique needs of the MTF professional medical and nursing staff.

  • Provide training for the RCA team members explaining their role and how to complete a RCA report using the taproot process. Use the taproot process for conducting RCAs and completing the RCA report. Develop RCA action plans.

  • Work with QA and RM departments to develop the priorities for PS Week activities and develop a written plan for the execution of the activities.

  • Develop and prepare flyers, educational material, and coordinate activities for use at the MTF during the annual National PS Week.

  • Review and monitor the PSP policies/practices including implementation of all applicable National Patient Safety Goals, DoD Patient Safety Culture Survey results, Navy PS Culture Initiative findings, Sentinel Event and FMEA corrective actions and The Joint Commission (TJC) survey findings of all areas for adherence to and compliance with BUMED, regulatory agency and accreditation standards requirements.

  • Prepare the MTF for internal and external reviews by conducting tracers and making rounds on the different units and clinics to ensure compliance with National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) and to document observations made during rounds/tracers and share observations with QA and RM staff to ensure the MTF is compliant with all PS policies.

  • Ensure patient safety event reports are entered and processed in the DoD PSR tool.

  • Provide assistance to MTF Leadership, QM, Patient Safety Manager, and RM, in identifying patient safety trends. Assistance includes collating, analyzing, displaying, and putting data results in a document or a spreadsheet form.

  • Prepare briefings on PSP activities.


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse (or higher) in the state of Virginia.


At least one year's experience working in risk management, patient safety, or quality improvement programs to include experience in the clinical setting or direct care environment within the last three years.

Computer skills using MS Office. Experience with Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis. TapRoot software and methodologies are preferred. Effective communicator (verbal and written).

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial NA approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support NA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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