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The Perinatal Safety Program Manager manages all aspects of a mid to large scale recognized organizational program. Provides leadership and direction for day-to-day program operations and administrative activities. Contributes to the strategic planning, design, development and implementation of program objectives, procedures, processes and standards. May supervise staff as it relates to the overall management of the program.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads the Perinatal department as a safety specialist.
Promotes safe care for mothers and babies by keeping patient safety as a focus on all unit operations and clinical practice.
Works collaboratively in the perinatal department with the Director(s) of OB Services, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Chairs OBGYN Medicine and Pediatrics, the Patient Safety Team and the Executive Leadership of Women's and Children's.
Facilitates adherence to national physician and nursing perinatal clinical standards and promotes perinatal patient safety.
Provides formal and informal perinatal safety education. Facilitates goal-setting and ensures data collection is completed as required.
Actively participates in unit's goals and objectives is expected.
Actively participates in OB quality and peer review committee meetings and related initiatives.
Proactively liaises with Risk Management and Patient Safety regarding perinatal safety issues identification, adverse events, and perinatal safety initiatives.
Coordinates reports and risk assessments with the perinatal and pediatric nurse navigator(s).
Provides regular progress updates to department of and Chief Safety officer and the Director of Labor and Delivery and Maternal Fetal Medicine Division Director.
Ensures all perinatal safety approaches, tools including Team Stepps and practices are consistent with those defined and led by Risk Management and Patient Safety.
Acts as a Dyad partner to the director of Labor and Delivery, supports the nursing directors of perinatal services, postpartum, obstetrics and pediatrics.
Serves as a perinatal patient safety advocate, leader of new initiatives and clinical role model in obstetrics.
Provides administrative support to the OB QI process, participates in perinatal patient safety or administrative/leadership rounds and presents perinatal patient and staff safety concerns to appropriate clinical forums. Contributes to departmental performance review activities and strip rounds.
Engages Risk Management and Patient Safety to assist and support the healthcare team with disclosure when an adverse event or untoward outcome occurs. Consults with designated OB/Perinatal Risk Manager, Director of Labor and Delivery and safety representative regarding coordinating review of adverse events and near misses.
Keeps abreast of changing national standards of clinical practice and perinatal safety science literature. Disseminates pertinent safety- and specialty related information.
Performs collaborative reviews of adverse occurrences and near-misses and incorporates findings into educational efforts. Participates in Root Cause Analysis and maintains a database of records reviewed, issues identified, and plans of correction. Coordinates briefing, debriefing, and analysis of selected charts with perinatal healthcare team members.
Facilitates review of Neonatal Injury with established criteria and compiles clinical synopses and physician/nursing analyses for those records meeting. Participates in neonatal quality review as requested.
Provides regular perinatal patient safety educational programs including simulation training for staff and facilitates clinical drills for high-risk situations (e.g., shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage, emergency cesarean birth, and neonatal resuscitation).
Works with physicians and nurses to create perinatal training programs. Fosters and promotes participation by all clinicians in educational programs and clinical drills. Facilitates and supports teamwork-training program for all department members.
Implements perinatal safety initiatives including administering safety surveys and developing NCC certification program for OB services and other maternal or perinatal health departments as indicated.
Performs all other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
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