Job Type: Staff Job Description: In collaboration with the Designated Institutional Official/Director of GME, the GME Quality and Safety Education Coordinator is responsible for collaborating and working closely with the residency program quality and safety members to develop best practice quality initiatives and identify strategies to operate in accordance with ACGME accreditation QI and PS requirements and KCU GME Policy. The Quality and Safety Education Coordinator will provide residents with training in quality improvement and patient safety, develop a comprehensive QI curriculum, and coordinate experiential team projects with residents and GME faculty.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Acts as the point person for all resident quality improvement activities/projects
Work collaboratively with the GME site Quality Departments and safety officers to ensure each residency program has an optimal clinical learning environment
Ensure each residency program is providing educational activities, training, and experience that promotes the delivery of safe, quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care
Develop patient safety educational mechanisms that contribute to a culture of safety
Review and recommend resident and GME faculty education on patient safety and quality improvement
Develop institution-wide CLER assessment of what is taught and what is actually practiced at the bedside at each program site
Report and review number of patient safety events and near misses at each program site
Report how residency sites are disclosing patient safety events with program residents and GME faculty
Assist residents in designing a QI project and mentor resident teams to develop and perform longitudinal quality improvement projects
Develop a longitudinal quarterly series of case-based conferences for the residents, to be incorporated into the programs Resident Teaching Conference curriculum
Recommend avenues for team-based (resident and GME faculty) quality improvement projects that systematically analyze practice using quality improvement methods and implementing changes with the goal of practice improvement
Participate and help identify team-based QI projects with residents and GME faculty
Review, discuss and report all CLER focus areas to the KCU GME Consortium GME Committee about Resident and Core GME Faculty compliance with Patient Safety; Health Care Quality; Transitions of Care; Supervision; Well-Being (work-hours, fatigue mitigation and well-being assessment/resources/tools); and Professionalism.
Identify how programs are meeting CLER performance indicators and make recommendation for programs that require additional resources.
Review Patient Safety Protocols for each residency training site, method or system used to report, patient safety events, data and information provided to resident/fellows involved in patient safety events
Report on progress and completed QI projects
Be familiar with the ACGME and or Institutional Policies related to meeting quality improvement, patient safety, and CLER requirements
Develop future leaders in healthcare service delivery who can improve clinical performance and disseminate knowledge
Support department initiatives and performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to work independently and pay close attention to detail
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills
Ability to diplomatically handling problems of a sensitive and/or confidential nature
Superior organizational skills
Commitment to providing excellent customer service
Required understanding of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
(ACGME) Institutional, Common, and specialty Program Requirements and the accreditation process.
Lean Six Sigma Certification, or other quality improvement certification
Experience as a quality and safety coordinator/administrator for an ACGME accredited
training program or healthcare system with GME
2+ years of experience working with residents accredited by the ACGME preferred
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Internal Number: R-0000926
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.