• Job Tracking ID: 597 B
    • Job Location: Lenexa, KS
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 22, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


CHA advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost, and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of our member hospitals nationally. These hospitals are essential providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members, CHA champions policies that enable pediatric hospitals to better serve children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the children of our nation. CHA has offices in Lenexa, KS, and Washington, DC.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



Clearly and accurately presents meaningful and actionable improvement opportunities to internal and external audiences of the Child Health Patient Safety Organization (PSO), while preserving privilege and confidentiality protections. Works with PSO data systems to support patient safety activities and deliverables using patient safety work product. This position will support the Director on special projects to build knowledge and action to improve safety.



  • Researches internal and external resources, leveraging expertise within children’s hospitals, for topic-specific standards, professional guidelines, and best practices to be used for providing feedback to members, supporting projects, designing patient safety tools, writing various materials, and updating team and member safety standards and knowledge

  • Develops survey and interview questions to supplement research findings

  • Understands requirements to preserve privilege and confidentiality of patient safety work product (PSWP) and promotes this understanding with others as appropriate

  • Prepares and creates patient safety written reports, documentations, PowerPoint presentations and training materials for conference calls, webinars and meetings

  • Participates in preparation of reports for PSO members and patient safety team presenting PSO shared learning

  • Documents meeting discussions so patient safety findings are clearly identified and loops on action items are closed

  • Completes special PSO safety projects as assigned, including surveys, interviews, research, analysis, synthesis of findings and calls to action


    • Works with the team and stakeholders to understand, develop and implement a data and analytics strategy to support PSO patient safety activities

    • Identifies and prioritizes process improvement opportunities for efficient access to and effective use of patient safety data

    • Maintains core competency in the data systems and works with the team and other stakeholders to implement process improvements and maintain the data system

    • Develops content from patient safety data to support the program’s patient safety activities

    • Creates visualizations that clearly and accurately identify meaningful and actionable opportunities

    • Provides reports to internal and external stakeholders, including hospital executives, on key opportunities for children’s hospitals to improve patient safety



    • Consults individually with PSO members for opportunities to improve data and documents submitted that impact analyses

    • Collaborates with PSO staff to meet member needs in a responsive and efficient manner

    • Develop a network of hospital and internal (quality, forums, pediatric learning) relationships in core competency

    • Stay knowledgeable of industry studies that can be replicated using existing data resources to benefit children’s hospitals


    • Supports audience-specific presentations, papers, and posters that share PSO findings and learning opportunities in collaboration with the patient safety team

    • Collaborates with safety team for conference and publication presence to support the PSO





    Experience and Skills:


    • Bachelor’s degree required, nursing preferred;  Masters in related field preferred
    • Certification in patient safety, quality or risk management preferred

     Experience and Special Skills:

    • Five years’ clinical direct patient care experience in a hospital or healthcare setting; pediatric experience preferred

    • Experience using data in a health care environment required

    • At least three years patient safety, quality and/or risk management healthcare experience in a management or programmatic capacity

    • Knowledge of patient safety, quality and/or risk management Federal Acts and regulations, programs and professional standards

    • Knowledge of principles of continuous quality improvement, root cause analysis, proactive risk analysis and peer review. High Reliability Training preferred

    • Excellent clinical data analysis and problem-solving experience

    • Strong project management skills

    • Strong communication (written, oral and listening) skills

    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and familiarity with database applications