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Leader, Patient Safety, Quality and Accreditation

  • Organization Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Location Vancouver
  • Closing Date Open Until Filled

Patient Safety, Quality and Accreditation (PSQA) Leader assists the program Director with planning, implementing, coordinating and monitoring program-specific, population based quality and performance improvement programs, focusing on maintaining an environment of continuous improvement. The PSQA Leader collaborates with clinical and administrative leaders and staff within and across PHSA programs to prioritize improvement projects, and develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates the process.

What you’ll do

  • Work with program staff to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical service outcomes and performance; prioritize quality initiatives based on program functions, needs and performance measurement system; plan, develop and implement Patient Safety and Quality Improvement education, initiatives and materials including evaluation and PS&QI sustainment tools.
  • Ensure PHSA and program based quality and safety activities are in alignment with accreditation requirements. Provides accreditation education to program staff as required. Lead program level actions to respond to recommendations arising from accreditation surveys, and to address new accreditation requirements.
  • Lead retrospective (e: Root Cause Analysis) and/or prospective reviews (e.g. Failure Modes Effect Analysis) necessitated by safety events, critical incidents or process issues related to the program; monitor program staff and physician perceptions of safety, risk and quality improvement.
  • Proactively educate program staff regarding regulatory issues, new statutes and/or guidelines, and safety, quality, and risk management activities
  • Contribute to continuous quality improvement of the department by identifying and evaluating new initiatives, developments and trends in Patient Safety and & Quality Improvement (PS&QI), participating in corporate lead process improvement initiatives.

What you bring

Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Administration, related health discipline or other relevant area. A minimum of 5 years of clinical practice in the program area. Additional experience in leadership and quality and safety

Knowledge and expertise in Quality Management, Performance Improvement, Patient Safety and Accreditation standards preferred. Working knowledge of legal, ethical, and clinical issues associated with standard of care practices, and Accreditation Canada requirements. Working knowledge of evaluation techniques and methodologies including statistical analysis methods and presentation of information. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with a global perspective in order to incorporate the organization’s systems and strategies when developing viable solutions to program problems.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job type: Regular Full-time
Location: Vancouver, BC
Closing date: Open until position is filled

Apply on PHSA’s website.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.