Patient Safety Clinical Advisor
Sacramento, CA

CHPSO Patient Safety Organization, a division of the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI), was established to harmonize quality improvement and patient safety efforts. CHPSO works toward eliminating preventable patient harm and improving the quality of health care delivery in hospitals. One of the first and largest patient safety organizations in the nation, CHPSO is a trusted leader in the analysis, dissemination and archiving of patient safety information. CHPSO’s initiatives include providing a collaborative and privileged environment where hospitals can share data and best practices, analyzing adverse outcomes and developing corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence, developing educational materials, and serving as a statewide resource for patient-safety initiatives in California.

This position is primarily responsible for member relations to foster statewide collaboration for identifying, reporting, and learning from safety events to create safer health care; analyzing, categorizing, and summarizing qualitative text and quantitative variables from safety reports, adverse events, and related data; and providing informative reports and education to HQI/CHPSO staff and member institutions with the goal of eliminating preventable harm and improving the quality and reliability of health care delivery.

To be successful, you will need to have the following education, skills and talents:

  • Experience in an acute healthcare setting is required.
  • Experience in informatics is preferred.
  • Must be a licensed medical professional – preferably RN or MD.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least five years of applicable healthcare quality experience such as a quality committee member, involvement in problem solving teams, management of data and use of quality and safety systems is required. Good understanding of and experience with patient safety, risk, and quality concepts.
  • Demonstrated extensive applied experience processing and analyzing complex data sets using appropriate statistical, scientific, or professional methodologies using programs and languages such as SQL, SPSS, SAS, Python, or R.
  • Advanced skill level in MS Office software programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to transform raw event report data into an accurate and useful format.
  • Excellent oral, written, communication and consulting skills including ability to write certain documents including, but not limited to alerts, articles, reports, and research documents.
  • Working knowledge of or experience in quality management/performance improvement and familiarity with accreditation standards, event reporting, and CMS regulations.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with end-users in an informative and non- technical manner.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials in a professional manner and experience conducting research with protected health data and ensuring compliance with HIPAA, CMIA, HITECH, and other applicable laws
  • Understanding and ability to translate safety and reliability science into practical operations design.
  • Ability to organize and work on multiple projects.
  • Prioritizes and meets deadlines.
  • Must have strong analytical and organizational skills, be detail-oriented and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Must work well as a team member and must demonstrate effectiveness in doing so.
  • Knowledge of hospital operations and regulations required.

If this sounds like a good fit with your background and career interests, we’d love to hear from you! To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter (with salary requirement) to

Because we are a federal contractor, we are required to make sure you know that all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identification, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic, or disability.