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Providence Health & Services RN - Risk and Patient Safety Specialist in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a RN Risk and Patient Safety Specialist ( Patient Safety , Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Performs risk analysis in order to maintain protection of organization's assets; Investigates any incidences that may result in asset loss; and compiles findings in reports for further review, along with actual or potential injury to patients and visitors, collecting information necessary to prepare for defense of claim.

  • Provides investigative support (medical record and relevant document review, identification of witnesses and involved parties, interviews of caregivers and vendors, research of related standards of care) for potential or actual events, privacy breaches, professional and general liability claims, and regulatory or accreditation agency related reviews of occurrences or deficiencies.

  • Provides investigative and other support for Root Cause and Intense Analyses

  • Performs case finding per Interdisciplinary/Department Specific, Medical Staff Indicators for peer review in collaboration with the quality department.

  • Conducts risk analysis related to losses that may occur and make recommendations for loss control and prevention.

  • Consistently demonstrates and incorporates principles of safety and infection control into daily activities as outlined in Environment of Care and Infection Control manuals.

  • Provides education to a diverse set of organizational staff.

  • Participate in education of Caring Reliably and HRO for staff

  • Models and supports implementation and maintenance of High Reliability concepts and principles. Facilitates High Reliability classes to caregivers and providers as needed.

  • Develops reports for pertinent committees and leaders; collaborates with data analysts

  • Participates in proactive risk assessments, utilizing failure mode, effects and criticality analysis techniques, encourages event reporting across all levels of the organization so that processes can be evaluated and patient safety improvement identified.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree clinical discipline or health care related field or related experience.

  • Registered Nurse

  • CPHRM required within 2 years of hire

  • 5 years Healthcare related experience in a responsible position requiring contact with various departments. Two of the five years required must be clinical patient facing experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Related Risk experience

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Quality Nursing

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 247916