The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents over 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members in efforts to transform the health care payment and delivery system, improve hospital performance, and provide advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community with more than 75,000 employees statewide. For more information on CHA, visit www.cha.com.
The CHA Patient Safety Program is robust and dynamic, and has a critical role that contributes to the achievement of both CHA’s commitment to improve hospitals’ clinical performance, and meet CHA yearly target metrics as well as its overall mission/vision/strategy. This program closely works with CHA member hospitals and health systems and the American Hospital Association to achieve both individual facility and statewide goals in the area of clinical improvement and patient safety.
The Project Manager for Quality and Patient Safety will be primarily responsible for managing various aspects of project development and implementation for quality and patient safety initiatives in which CHA engages. The position collaborates with clinical quality managers in the Patient Safety Department to assure that these initiatives are successfully planned and implemented.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The Project Manager for Quality and Patient Safety will be responsible for the following project management of assigned quality and patient safety initiatives as determined by the Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety:
- Supporting the recruitment of hospitals and key stakeholders
- Developing and maintaining project plans for assigned projects
- Creating and managing project timelines
- Working closely with the clinical quality manager to develop and implement intervention strategies for assigned projects
- Communicating project activities and progress with project stakeholders via newsletter, email or other communication channels
- Organizing ongoing education opportunities for assigned projects, including live conferences, teleconferences and webinars
- Coordinating site visits to hospitals through the state to assist with achieving project goals and deliverables
- Arranging on-site training and coaching for hospitals participating in assigned projects
- Working with key contributors to facilitate the preparation of regular data reports as needed, including creation of spreadsheets, tables and graphs and using metrics to report results, trends, and conclusions.
- Researching and providing non-clinical tools, resources and coaching for CHA members regarding assigned projects or as requested by members
- Partnering with other healthcare organizations that will contribute to the overall project goals and objectives
- Providing reports to the Director for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety about the progress of assigned projects
- Serving as an internal resource to others in CHA regarding quality and patient safety issues as requested
- Representing CHA in statewide meetings related to quality and patient safety as requested by Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
- Conducting surveys of CHA member hospitals and health systems to collect information of value to the Patient Safety Department as identified by Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
- Providing technical assistance to CHA member hospitals and health systems participating in assigned projects