CPSI has two Patient Safety Improvement Lead positions available. One is a 1.0 FTE role for a 12-month term (parental leave vacancy), the other is a 1.0 FTE permanent role.
Reporting to a CPSI Senior Director, the Patient Safety Improvement Lead’s primary role is the development, delivery and evaluation of strategic system level patient safety initiatives to support the shared priorities of CPSI and our partners. The position requires the incumbent to have a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and practical constructs of and direct application of patient safety, quality improvement, health policy, project management, and program evaluation principles; an excellent grasp of how to translate this knowledge to support healthcare leaders, providers and patients and the public; to lead integrated approaches to system level quality improvements; and lend effective leadership and expertise to an array of provincial and national planning and implementation activities, to achieve CPSI objectives. (www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca).
This role includes planned occasional attendance at national and/or local meetings, and requires the ability to work collaboratively with local and national partners, and in cross functional teams across the organization.
The successful candidate will be provided with an office (Edmonton or Ottawa) or virtual office support dependent on their location. Virtual work using web technology is required on a regular basis.
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The position offers a competitive compensation and benefits plan. Details will be discussed in personal interview.
We still have work to do! Today in Canada, every 17 minutes someone dies in a hospital from an adverse event. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) was established as the result of a rallying cry led by dedicated individuals working within the healthcare system that couldn’t experience one more incident of a patient getting harmed. In December 2003, Health Canada officially created and announced funding for CPSI with a mandate to provide national leadership on developing evidence based tools and resources to educate and inspire safer care. CPSI the only national organization solely dedicated to reducing preventable harm and improving the safety of healthcare. This is accomplished by a focus on preventing harm from happening, responding to harm when it does happen and learning from harm so that it doesn’t happen again. CPSI has a Patient Safety Improvement Lead position available for someone passionate about improving our healthcare system.