Patient Safety Coordinator

Yale-New Haven Health New Haven, CT
OverviewTo be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.Under the supervision of the Vice President, Performance Management for Yale New Haven Health System and his/her designee(s), the incumbent will collaborate with health system clinical leaders, and external vendors in the implementation of patient safety initiatives. The incumbent must combine strong quantitative skills and disciplined task management capabilities with high levels of interpersonal skills and diplomacy to be able to function effectively within an ambiguous environment. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to interface with clinicians, senior management and support staff to foster the team approach to the delivery of safe patient care.EEO/AA/Disability/VeteranResponsibilities

* 1. Serves as a patient safety advocate and clinical role model in designated areas

* 1.1 Develops strong, positive relationships with all members of the teams.

* 2. Monitors clinical outcomes

* 2.1 Collects and reports project metrics as required.

* 3. General

* 3.1 Complies with HIPPA guidelines for security and confidentiality of data and information.



Bachelor's degree required with Masters degree preferred in a clinical field of study.


Five (5) to seven (7) years of clinical experience in relevant area is required. Two (2) to three (3) years experience working with complex systems issues such as case management or utilization review is preferred. Experience with structured medical record abstraction is preferred. Experience entering clinical information into computerized databases is preferred. Experience with database queries is preferred. Quality improvement and patient safety knowledge preferred. A working knowledge of regulatory and operational guidelines that govern the relevant clinical area.Clinical experience in specialty modality depending on position location and department needs.


State of Connecticut clinical license (ie Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, etc.)


Project management skills, including the ability to identify stakeholders, plan steps, coordinate and allocate resources to accomplish goals and objectives in a timely manner Leadership skills, including comfort with decision-making responsibilities; coaching, teaching, and counseling skills; and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others and to forge alliances and garner support. Strong communication and interpersonal skills including skills at persuasion and negotiation. Computer literacy with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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