Centura Health RN Patient Safety Specialist in Lakewood, Colorado

St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 91908_

_Recruiter Contact:_ sarasublett@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 8772 SAH RISK MANAGEMENT*


_Schedule:_ Full Time

Position Summary

Supports the operations of the Patient Safety Department and works across departments, health disciplines, and other facilities to promote patient safety and reduce risks for patients, families, and staff. Responsibilities include managing the electronic occurrence reporting system, conducting investigations related to adverse events, designing action plans, coaching/consulting staff related to safety improvements, and monitoring safety outcomes through data analysis and safety reports. Will report directly to the Manager of the Patient Safety Department.

Education Requirements (i.e., BSN, High School Diploma, GED)

Bachelor’s degree required. Certification in Risk Management, Patient Safety, or Quality preferred. Masters degree in Nursing or health related field preferred.

Work Experience

4 years experience as an RN, with 1-2 years in a medical-surgical or critical care setting preferred. Experience across acute care, ambulatory, and/or home health settings is highly desirable.

1 year experience in data analysis/reporting, preferably in a healthcare setting.

1 year experience leading or facilitating patient safety, risk management, or quality projects/activities.

Experience in staff education, information technology (IT) training, or nursing informatics is highly desirable.

License/Certifications (i.e., RN, BLS, ACLS)

Current RN License, State of Colorado

Position Duties (essential job functions, INCLUDE % OF TIME)


Collaborates with the Patient Safety Manager and other leaders to promote a culture of safety and to help plan, implement, and evaluate the organization’s Patient Safety plan.

Participates in patient safety rounds, represents the Patient Safety Department on teams/committees, and conducts Root Cause Analyses or Critical Event Analyses for adverse safety events.

Assists in the orientation of new employees to the patient safety/risk management functions of the Patient Safety Department, and to the National Patient Safety Goals.

Prepares presentations for patient safety/risk presentations, as requested.


Gathers, trends, and reports safety event data to the leadership, through the leadership structure, and to action teams working to improve patient safety and the quality of care.

Develops patient safety indicators and internal tracking systems to facilitate the tracking of outcomes for committee reports and reporting to regulatory bodies.


Collaborates across departments, disciplines, and outside agencies to interview staff, review records, and investigate safety events.

Maintains and utilizes the electronic occurrence reporting system to regularly review safety events and implement or monitor appropriate follow-up, based on clinical judgment, a safety evaluation, and a liability assessment.

Develop action plans to make situations immediately safe, to correct the breakdown in system processes, to mitigate potential and actual professional liability, and to reduce harm to patients and staff.

Consults with managers/directors, and other staff to analyze data, identify variances from standard/best practice, and determine how to minimize risk and optimize patient safety across different settings.

Coaches managers in patient safety/risk reduction strategies to resolve issues found in occurrence reports.

Trains staff to use the electronic occurrence reporting system, and provides frequent patient safety updates, to keep staff current on operational changes.

Appropriately refers medical quality of care issues to the Medical Staff Office and Chief Medical Officer, as appropriate.

Collaborates with the Patient Safety Manager to notify leaders when a serious adverse event occurs, and report to the State of Colorado, the Centura Director of Claims and Insurance, and other outside regulatory bodies, as appropriate.

Assists in the processing of automobile and property loss claims through the Centura system.

Collaborates with the Patient Safety Manager to facilitate Catholic Health Initiative Projects designed to improve patient safety/risk management processes and outcomes.

Carries out miscellaneous duties, as needed, to support the goals of the Patient Safety Department and regulatory survey needs.


Utilizes appropriate educational/training resources and interacts with professional colleagues, leaders within Centura Health, and others to continually grow professionally and improve skills related to patient safety/risk management.

Communicates sensitive information related to safety events confidentially and appropriately.

*This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.


Sedentary work -(prolonged periods of sitting and exert up to 10lbs force occasionally)

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.