Centura Health Patient Safety Manager - Regional in Canon City, Colorado

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 107791_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Tiffany Hoover, _TiffanyHoover@centura.org_

_Clinic/Department:_* Quality / Patient Safety - South State*

_Hospital:_** *St. Thomas More Hospital, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Penrose Hospital & St. Francis Medical Center

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Days

*Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. *St. Francis Medical Center, located on the north side of Colorado Springs features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

*St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, is a Level III Trauma Center providing a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Pueblo and the surrounding region with areas of specialty including trauma and emergency services, The Birth Place, stroke, cardiology, da Vinci minimally-invasive surgery, cancer and oncology, diabetes care/education, sports medicine and more. Learn more about St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center at http://www.stmarycorwin.org/.

*St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, CO, is a 55 bed acute care facility serving Fremont County and the surrounding southern Colorado communities. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. Learn more about St. Thomas More and life in Southern Colorado by visiting http://www.stmhospital.org/.


Responsible for oversight responsibility for facility-wide patient safety program. This leadership role will direct others within the facility towards process improvements that support the reduction of patient/health errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes. Position provides leadership for safety assessments, coordinates the activities of the patient safety committee, educates other practitioners on the system-based causes for patient errors, consults with management and staff, develops and implements evidence-based programs that support effective patient safety strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or other clinical discipline preferred

  • Graduate level education preferred


  • Five (5) years of experience in a clinical healthcare environment

  • Two (2) years of previous leadership experience, preferred

  • Previous experience with regulatory requirements, safety/risk/quality management and education

  • Knowledge of Joint Commission hospital standards and CMS regulations and occurrence reporting requirements.

  • Experience in clinical operations and/or experience working in performance improvement or quality management areas, preferred

  • Experience in managing a patient safety program, including occurrence reporting system, risk management and implementation of patient strategies (eg. proactive risk assessment, FMEA, root cause analysis), preferred

  • Proven education and facilitation skills, ability to educate and motivate physician leaders and organizational managers and to effectively facilitate improvement projects, process redesign and risk reduction workshops.

  • Ability to create and present quality data using tools such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


Current Patient Safety Certification, preferred


Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. 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.