Job Description

Employment Status:
Full time
Job Function:
Business Professional
Department:
327002 Quality Control-Tech
Shift Hours / Days:
Monday- Friday, 8:00am -5:00pm
Hours / Pay Period:
80

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

Job Summary/Purpose:

Under the direction of the Manager of Risk Management & Patient Safety (Manager), accomplishes assigned tasks to support the department’s and organization’s goals related to risk management and patient safety.  Collaborates as directed with leaders, medical staff and stakeholders on assigned risk management and patient safety initiatives. 

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the daily management of the event reporting system for CTCA Phoenix:

    • Review new event reports;

    • Assign to appropriate leader(s) for investigation and action;

    • Assign initial harm score.For harm score level D or above, notify Manager (or Director if Manager unavailable);

    • Monitor open events and follow up with leader(s) to ensure timely closure of events;

    • Assist leader(s) in investigation of events as needed;

    • Monitors system trends on a weekly basis and shares identified trends with Manager and others as directed;

    • As directed, work with leaders and PI teams to identify tactics to correct identified trends including creation of action plan with implementation dates;

  2. Assist Manager in investigations of Sentinel Events, events with Harm Score level E or higher, or other events as directed;

  3. Under the direction of the Manager, facilitates Root Cause Analysis teams.Collects information, completes required documents, and tracks action plans through to completion;

  4. Supports the Manager in leading the Enterprise-wide We Are Safe (WAS) program.Role models WAS behaviors and provides support to leaders and stakeholders in WAS activities;

  5. Creates reports from event reporting system and tracking/trending of RCA activities

  6. Serve as a subject matter expert for risk management and patient safety processes and topics such as service recovery, event reporting and root cause analysis;

  7. Support the Manager and Director in achievement of departmental and organizational risk management and patient safety goals;

  8. Support the Manager in the review and management of potential/actual litigation cases

  9. Collaborate with the Quality Specialists on shared/overlapping processes;

  10. Review records to assess for potential litigation risk.Provide reports on findings to Manager and other leaders, and medical staff as directed

  11. Under the direction of the Manager, responsible for the organization’s Complaint and Grievance process:

    • Receives concerns from patients, caregivers, patient representative, stakeholders, medical staff or others;

    • Functions as the organization’s liaison with patients and caregivers through the investigation and resolution of the complaint/grievance;

    • Identifies which concerns meet the definition of a grievance and implements the timeline for grievance resolution as outlined in the Complaint and Grievance policy;

    • Reports all concerns to the appropriate department or medical staff leader for investigation.Communicates if the concern meets the definition of a grievance and communicates timeline for response;

    • Notifies the Manger of all concerns which meet the grievance definition;

    • Assists in the investigation of complaints and grievances.Collects all relevant information from leaders, medical staff and stakeholders.

    • Shares results of grievance investigations with the Manger.Collaborates with Manager and leaders to draft a response to the patient.If directed, submits response to CEO or Legal for review prior to sending to patient or representative.

    • Records all information in the appropriate organization software or database.

    • Monitors database for complaint or grievance trends;

    • Creates trending and analysis reports and shares with Manager;

    • As assigned, assists leaders with development and implementation of action plans in response to identified trends.

  12. Participates in the Grievance Committee:

    • Report grievance investigation findings;

    • Report any complaints/grievances which the patient or representative were unhappy with the response and are requesting Committee review/response;

    • Share tracking/trending reports and follow up actions.

  13. Participates in organization-wide patient satisfaction committees or initiatives with a focus on service recovery processes and education

  14. All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of current experience in an acute care setting is required.

  • Current Arizona Registered Nurse is required. Must be able to obtain licensure before hire.

  • Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Management is preferred.

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK.  Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment?  Visit www.cancercenter.com/careers  to begin your journey.