Catholic Health Initiatives PATIENT SAFETY OFFICER - Lakeside - FT Days in OMAHA, Nebraska



CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at


  1. Reviews, screens and initiates investigation of patient incidents/occurrences reported in the incident reporting system. Investigates all near miss information. Completes analysis and closure of events within timeframe specified by CHI

  2. Plans, implements, manage and oversees all Patient Safety and Risk Management activities for the Hospital. Provides Risk Management to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

  3. Effectively directs Root Cause Analysis (RCA) meetings with the appropriate involved parties, completes all paperwork required for RCA, and monitors RCA action plans for outcomes. Oversees and participates in FMEA analysis and proactive risk assessments

  4. Responsible for professional and general liability claim management. Works in conjunction with CHI Risk programs and staff to meet requirements of CHI.

  5. Participates in Hospital Performance Improvement and works with hospital committees related to patient care issues.

  6. Manages the hospital grievance process as defined by Administration, following CMS and Joint Commission standards. Provides analysis and support to the Grievance committee.

  7. Oversees the disclosure program. Communicates as needed with patients and families.

  8. Prepares reports/summaries for the Governing Board and other appropriate committees related to risk management issues/activities, including an annual report on the effectiveness of the Risk Management/Patient Safety Plan. Assures the Patient Safety Plan/Program is compliant with Joint Commission / CMS Standards.




Five years experience in an acute care hospital setting preferred.


Bachelors Degree required. Masters preferred in a clinical or health care related field. Certification in Risk Management preferred at time of hire or within 24 months of accepting the role.


Must be able to develop, write and interpret legal contracts. Advanced computer skills.

Job Administrative and Clerical


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0127360