Fairview Health Services  Sr Patient Safety Consultant in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Sr Patient Safety Consultant

Specialty Professional (Non-Clinical)

Location University of Minnesota Physicians Administration

Department Quality and Patient Safety

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Shift Day

Date Posted 11/17/2017

Job Number 17-70145

Job Description:

At the direction of Sr. Management, The Senior Consultant for Patient Safety in the Quality Department leads investigations of complex quality and patient safety events in order to maximize learning, prevent recurrence, and mitigate preventable patient and healthcare worker harm. Additionally, the Senior Consultant for Patient Safety leads strategic preventative and performance improvement projects associated to patient safety and quality issues to improve care processes, advance the organization's culture of safety, and capture and spread patient safety best practices.

This individual will use industry tools and resources to identify and initiate evaluation and redesign of systems to prevent future errors; identify necessary resources to support patient safety program implementation; collaborate with facility leaders to implement corrective actions and act on any resource barriers; apply principles of reliable design to ensure delivery of evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm; develop process/performance improvement plans; and lead implementation teams to bring projects to completion. The performance projects for which this individual has responsibility will often be cross-departmental, cross-functional and complex in nature. It is also expected that this individual has a strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the development of safety and quality implementation strategies (e.g., CMS, Joint Commission, MN Department of Health, HIPAA, etc.). Since this individual is expected to be sophisticated in project management and performance improvement methodologies, it is also expected that this individual will provide coaching to less experienced consultants as well as be involved with additional program needs as assigned.

Job Qualifications:


Bachelors Degree or experience equivalent

Five years healthcare experience

Quality/Patient Safety experience


Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), and/or Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Healthcare Administration or other related field

Bachelors degree in Nursing or other clinical degree; if Clinical, current MN clinical licensure in good standing and at least five years clinical experience

Additional Requirements

Demonstrates skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and the Web

Detail orientated and possess strong critical thinking and decision making skills

Associate Level clinician may be considered with relevant quality experience

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.