Manager, Patient Safety

    • Job Tracking ID: 604
    • Job Location: Lenexa, KS
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 23, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Marketing Job Title: Patient Safety Manager
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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.


Works with the PSO team, the patient safety team, the PSO vendor, PSO participants, and CHA colleagues to advance programmatic priorities of Child Health Patient Safety Organization (PSO), while preserving privilege and confidentiality of patient safety work product (PSWP). Management duties support member value and satisfaction with the PSO program and deliverables. This position has a major responsibility for managing the PSO’s data systems.


  • Manages and monitors member and staff access and reporting protocols, procedures and use. Alerts program lead of actual or potential risks, especially those related to patient safety work product.

  • Modifies existing processes for better efficiency/user experience.

  • Identifies new business processes to support and sustain program and deliverables.

  • Maintains operational database and report on program statistics to inform stakeholders, such as participation and engagement on deliverables and the program.

  • Collaborates within CHA to leverage extended resources/internal subject matter experts where team has gaps and to minimize duplication of resources and to align work processes.

  • Collaborate with marketing staff to execute marketing plans and develop program information including marketing lists.

  • Anticipates and engages other CHA teams to address program issues and coordinate program and deliverable promotion: Event Services, Communications, Education, Member Relations & Marketing, IT, Contract Services, etc.

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


  • Initiates plan development on prioritized deliverables. This includes scoping the project to meet objectives, conducting research and data analysis, identifying project timelines, anticipating risks/challenges, and building team buy-in to plan.

  • Leads and/or supports project execution and timely and frequent communication with stakeholders.

  • Maintains team focus on established goals and redirect group when needed.

  • Anticipates risks/challenges, problem solve, recommend solutions to stakeholders.

  • Monitors and manages timelines and performance for on-time completion of projects and understanding of project outcomes.

  • Ensures communication and reporting among stakeholders on milestones and barriers.

  • Collaborates with program team to develop and execute program meetings both in-person and virtual (e.g., membership meeting (s), Patient Safety Team).

  • Initiates deliverable review and closure once completed including organization of deliverable documentation for appropriate retention.


  • Supports records management to monitor member contact and target communications as appropriate (via phone, email, in-person meetings).

  • Manages participation communications, follow-up and contracting process (Participation Agreement, Confidentiality, Business Associates Agreement).

  • Develops and implements onboarding plan for new members, including vendor coordination.

  • Identifies and resolves users' issues with tools and implementation, investigate issues and maintain communication with users.

  • Connects with internal contacts/programs as appropriate to support customers.

  • Recommends programmatic changes from customer feedback themes.

  • Collaborates with Member Relations and Marketing Team on targeted member issues when appropriate.

  • Alerts program lead on retention concerns and collaborate on resolution to mitigate departures.

  • Fields program and product questions and engages program lead for participant recruitment.


  • Understands all functionalities within the data system to a high degree and routinely tests data entry functions to ensure accuracy/quality assurance and proactively address issues that may arise.

  • Develops and maintains training materials (e.g., job aides, slides), resources and online learning videos/webinars for data collection and reporting., and for regulatory procedures.

  • Conducts training approaches to meet varied needs (e.g., scheduled group, scheduled one-on-one, on-demand).

  • Provides front-line support for data system problems and issues by engaging vendor to research and troubleshoot the data system and to facilitate loop closures with internal and external customers.

  • Communicates and collaborates with other team members and hospital members regarding data system enhancements/changes.

  • Extracts data to fulfill approved internal and external requests.

  • Develops ad hoc reports to meet approved internal and external report requests.

  • Upholds regulatory requirements with de-identification.

  • Communicates regularly with vendor staff to align efforts and results.


  • Leads collaborative efforts with an understanding of how dynamics, personalities and talents work together to build a strong team.

  • Exhibits integrity while building trust and rapport with staff to encourage honest conversations, conflict resolution and the appreciation of diversity. Fosters a spirit of teamwork and collaboration that results in better work.

  • Consciously demonstrates a workplace culture that is consistent with CHA’s and emphasizes the mission, vision, and values.

  • Implements office procedures and protocols in accordance with organizational policies and promotes compliance leading by example.

  • Provides leadership by clearly communicating through all available channels. Facilitates methods to help team members report progress and evaluates results.

  • Works with others to establish clear and manageable priorities and guides effective workload management.

  • Empowers and challenges others through effective collaboration and delegation, which provides opportunities for growth, enabling greater ownership and contributions to results while promoting accountability

Experience and Skills:


Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Associates degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred; healthcare or business preferred

Experience and Special Skills:

  • Minimum of five years customer management experience, healthcare experience preferred

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality

  • Demonstrated application of standard project management methods

  • Demonstrated experience using data and managing quality assurances protocols

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage, organize and prioritize projects

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse audiences and individuals at all organizational levels

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to prepare and present information in varied mediums

  • Ability to work independently and in team environments

  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry and understanding of clinical terms, healthcare products and services

  • Ability to learn new industry specific terminology and technology quickly

  • Knowledge of the Internet and personal computers including experience with the Microsoft Office suite