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University of Rochester ASSISTANT QUALITY OFFICER, SMH, for Safety & Loss Prevention - 229950 in Rochester, New York

ASSISTANT QUALITY OFFICER, SMH, for Safety & Loss Prevention Job ID 229950

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Quality Improvement



Provide leadership for and oversight within the Quality Improvement Department of Patient Safety & Loss Prevention, and Workplace Safety initiatives. Continues as patient safety nurse for a priority clinical service.


  • Under general direction and with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative:

  • Serves as the MCIC Patient Safety Nurse for a priority clinical service with general direction from MCIC leadership and the appropriate SMH Department Chair/Chief.

  • Works with general direction from the URMC based MCIC Associate Chief Medical Officer for Patient Safety & Loss Prevention, the URMC Chief Healthcare Safety Officer, and the.URMC Chief Quality Officer.

  • Coordinates and supports patient safety and loss prevention initiatives. Works to develop and integrate linkages between MCIC, the Hospital and UR Medicine system-wide initiatives.

  • Coordinates and focuses on meeting or exceeding the Hospital’s strategic quality goals for areas of responsibility.

  • Works with Associate Quality Officers and other Assistant Quality Officers to ensure that respective areas are integrated effectively.

  • Works closely with other MCIC funded staff including patient safety nurses and the perioperative project manager.

  • Performs activities as triaged or delegated.

  • Participates in SMH and/or Medical Center teams or committees charged with patient safety and loss prevention efforts.

  • Facilitates and provides analytic support to assigned Quality Councils and chartered improvement teams.

  • Collaborates with others both locally and nationally, including MCIC, to help advance patient safety & loss prevention as well as workplace safety at University of Rochester Medical Center.

  • Promotes formal and informal approaches to improving quality by demonstrating continuous quality improvement in daily work, modeling the use of quality tools and processes, and serving as a quality coach to others in the organization..


  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field with 4-5 years of relevant management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Certification in patient safety (CPPS or equivalent).

  • Pre-existing role as MCIC funded SMH Patient Safety Nurse.

    NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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