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Providence Health & Services RN Coordinator - Patient Safety/Risk in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse Coordinator - Patient Safety/Risk (1.0 FTE, Days) t o Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

As a High Reliability Organization (HRO) Providence we are committed to safety and encourage our caregivers and core leaders to speak up for safety

This position supports 200 clinics within Providence Medical Group and Clinical Programs with issues relating to workflows that affect patient safety and works directly with leadership to address unexpected events and patient complaints to mitigate risk.

A successful candidate would have a background in safety and risk, have exposure to HCFA and JCAHO regulations and be comfortable in a clinic-facing role that works directly with all levels of leadership across Oregon. If you want to be a part of working proactively on risk and safety issues to help provide safe care in a clinic setting apply today!!

We offer:

  • Outstanding benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Generous paid time off; work/life balance

  • Education reimbursement opportunities

  • Free Tri-Met pass

  • Free parking

In this position, you will:

  • Work with the Providence Medical Group Safety Officer and Risk/Compliance Manager to meet the objectives of the Safety and Risk Programs.

  • Have duties that may include investigation of quality of care issues, reviewing and revising policies and procedures, surveying clinics for environment of care, infection control and clinical risk processes, teaching principles of safety and risk plus performing other duties related to safety, compliance and risk management.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Registered Nurse

  • Demonstrated knowledge of confidentiality and peer review protection principles

  • Working knowledge of Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA) and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) regulations

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a multi-disciplinary team

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 5 years of work experience in quality improvement

  • Expertise and experience in safety and risk management

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest health care system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their health care needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 210549