Kaiser Permanente Regional Director Risk Management and Patient Safety in Denver, Colorado

Directs the development, implementation, and ongoing effectiveness of patient safety and risk management programs and strategies. Develops and implements service & quality improvement activities for the department. Provides leadership & consultation in identifying and implementing strategic and tactical solutions to actual or potential adverse events. Requires leadership by influence. Assures the successful implementation of local and regional-scale projects designed to reduced risk to the organization, physicians, staff, and members. Partners with National KP safety and risk management programs. Supervises assigned program staff. Accountable for creating a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity. Responsible for ensuring ongoing compliance for areas of assigned responsibility. Maintains knowledge of policies and procedures and performs in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and accreditation standards as they relate to the Business & Clinical Risk Management department.

Essential Functions:- Directs the development, implementation, & ongoing effectiveness of programs & strategies to achieve patient safety & risk management program goals. Guides department in the development & implementation of quality & service monitoring processes. Monitors performance against established targets. Plans & conducts strategies to effectively develop individuals & build teams to ensure a competent & motivated staff: provides leadership & support. - Supervises assigned staff to include interviewing, selecting, training, motivating, evaluating, counseling, disciplining, & terminating in compliance w/ EEO/AA goals & personnel policies of the organization. Manages the day-to-day supervisory, professional, technical & clerical activities of patient safety & risk management program. Establishes a collaborative working relationship w/ appropriate managers to identify & facilitate operational changes needed to improve &/or support care delivery & reduce risk to the organization, physicians, staff, & members. Chairs or participates on inter & intra-regional committees to address patient safety & risk management issues that can range from local to region-wide issues w/ significant & critical impact. - Works closely w/ counterparts in other Kaiser Permanente Regions to coordinate efforts, share best practices, & promote consistency of KPCO patient safety & risk management practices w/ program-wide efforts. Administers annual operating budget & capital equipment budget for the patient safety & risk management programs.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum six (6) years of progressive experience in health care management, with four (4) years of experience in managing or coordinating projects, budgets, and personnel. Education - Master's degree in nursing, health care administration or related field.

Additional Requirements: - Ability to develop structures and processes necessary to comply with all legal and regulatory requirements relating to patient safety and risk management. - Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required to work with internal and external customers. - Knowledge of Kaiser Permanente, as well as federal and state laws and regulations, and NCQA patient safety requirements. - Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, implementation, and management of projects involving personnel in a variety of settings. - Strong skills in personal computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database systems.

Preferred Qualifications: - Licensed in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician's Assistant preferred.

Preferred experience in Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety.

Works effectively across departments Program development Drives for results Able to set vision and develop highly functional team to execute on that vision

COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Regional Director Risk Management and Patient SafetyLOCATION Denver, COREQNUMBER 610871

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.