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Registered Nurse (rn) Patient Safety Risk Specialist Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Registered Nurse (rn) Patient Safety Risk Specialist Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $48,515.00 to $93,793.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/10/2017 Close Date 10/25/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    10/10/2017 to 10/25/2017

  • Salary

    $48,515 to $93,793 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

    The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.

    Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.

    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other’s needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis.  Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure.  Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.

    With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement.  In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. 

    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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    The Patient Safety/Risk Specialist is registered nurse within the Quality, Safety and Value Service Line of the Kansas City VA Medical Center. The incumbent is accountable for coordination, development and implementation of programs and activities that promote patient safety and risk management in the organization.  The incumbent performs duties directly contributing to the administrative management of the facility health care delivery system and is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, managing, and evaluating components of patient safety risk management at the facility level.
    Major duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Manages components of the Electronic Patient Event Reporting (ePER) system to include: evaluation of incoming Event Reports, assignment of Safety Assessment Code (SAC) score, distributing reports to parties for additional information, and tracking action items to closure. 
    • Coordinates timely completion of Annual Aggregates for Falls, Medication Events, Missing Patients, and other Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and annual Healthcare Failure Mode Effects Analysis (HFMEA) as assigned. 
    • Conducts tracers, rounds, and investigations across the organization and communicates opportunities to local management and leadership as appropriate. 
    • Coordinates the distribution of risk management advisories and other non-VA alerts (e.g. Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alerts). 
    • Assists local staff on conducting gap analysis and action plans to meet requirements in advisories and alerts. Tracks action items to completion.
    • Advises staff and management of patient safety concerns and evaluates situations for risk to patient safety.
    • Completes reports and data submissions, coordinates document submissions, and tracks external review recommendations to completion.
    • Evaluates previously closed actions for sustained compliance.
    • Coordinates Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee activities as assigned.  This includes examining cases that meet occurrence screens, preparing summary document for peer review and tracking review through the process, coordinating meetings, agendas, and minutes.
    • Completes/contributes quarterly reports for Risk Management Activities and Patient Safety. 

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
    Functional Statement Title/#:  Patient Safety/Risk Specialist RN

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481013400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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