Duties include but not limited to: Provide clinical and administrative recommendations relative to the patient safety management functions. Assess and improve the quality of healthcare services. Utilize the nursing process and a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in providing consultation to facility leadership. Provide support to program leaders, medical center committees and quality improvement teams. Demonstrate a high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction and initiative in patient safety activities, and has specialized knowledge of patient safety processes. Provide oversight and guidance of all patient safety activities including quarterly reports to the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS). Provide leadership and act as VISN liaison for programs related to Patient Safety. Act as liaison and promotes integration of programs including System Redesign, Credentialing and Privileging, Environment of Care Safety and Engineering, and Veteran satisfaction to further the goals of patient safety and Just Culture. Work Schedule: Nonday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.