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
Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal
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)
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.