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Allina Health System Patient Safety & Quality Advisor, Associate in Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Date Posted: October 04, 2021 Department: 16008802 Quality-Mercy Shift: Day (United States of America) Hours Per Week: 40 Union Contract: Non-Union Weekend Rotation: Other Job Summary: Partners with safety & quality colleagues to support key safety and quality initiatives in their respective business unit and incorporates high reliability principles and tools into these efforts. Key (team and personal) accountabilities include: - Supports projects and performance improvement initiatives. - With guidance, applies their experience and entry-level knowledge to support key priorities. - Gains experience to learn how to monitor and interpret quality and patient safety data. Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Partners with experienced advisors and managers to implement projects and performance improvement initiatives. Attends and contributes on committees with teams. Supports experienced advisors and managers in collaborating with clinical and non-clinical teams to formulate and evaluate project tactics. Utilizes basic quality improvement tools to facilitate projects. Applies entry-level knowledge to support key safety and quality priorities. Provides safety and quality support in routine quality improvement initiatives. Actively contributes in making recommendations around safety and quality initiatives and tactic using existing standard tools or processes. Applies entry-level knowledge of high reliability skills into quality improvement activities. Applies basic analytical skills to interpret safety and quality data and tactics. Collects and interprets safety and quality data, information and tactics. Supports other advisors, managers and colleagues in presenting data and tactics at committees and project workgroups. Uses basic analytical skills to maintain quality performance data. Conducts investigations and/or facilitates interdisciplinary reviews for safety events or quality improvement initiatives, with guidance and support from experienced advisors and managers, Partners with experienced advisors and managers to implement clinical program initiatives. Assists in the development and implementation, in collaboration with physician leaders, business unit leaders, and other healthcare team members, in the advancement of clinical program initiatives. Supports advisor team and managers, in partnering with clinical experts in the development of appropriate clinical best practice standards for targeted populations. Assists in the implementation. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, Health Care Administration, Engineering or other health care related field required Less than 2 years experience in quality in a health care environment through work experience and/or internships required Entry-level knowledge of safety and quality improvement processes Entry-level knowledge of healthcare operations, systems thinking, and process improvement Leadership Capabilities See the Big Picture: Know where we are going as an organization. Use sound judgement and critical thinking to make good decisions that support our mission. I know where Allina is going and how my role fits into this picture I capture important lessons and share them to foster innovation I am good at anticipating the implications of my decisions I understand and apply the disciplines of continuous improvement Inspire Greatness: Inspire others by connecting their purpose to the broader mission. Lead others through change and celebrate success. I help my team connect to the broader mission I see and fulfill my role in motivating the team around me I celebrate success and help my partners see what is possible with change I call out and address unexpected roadblocks or problems Foster Learning and Growth: Role model growth, ongoing development and self-care. Empower, coach and encourage others to be at their best selves. I role-model self-care and ongoing development I sha