Patient Safety Officer - Repost
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB
Requisition ID: 22092

Position Number: 20016683

Posting End Date: May 23, 2019

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Work Location: NA110 - 700 McDermot Ave.

Department / Unit: Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Job Stream: Non-Clinical

Union: Exempt-OT

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 05/27/2019 - 12/07/2020

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 1.00

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $33.755, $35.695, $37.747, $40.014, $42.278, $44.541

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager - Quality, Patient Safety and Risk, the incumbent leads internal safety reviews for improvement of quality care for patients. Safety reviews include critical incidents where harm has occurred. Other reviews include situations identified where an event occurred without serious harm (occurrence) or event occurred without reaching the patient (near miss). The primary focus is on patients/families, direct care providers and Managers of Patient Care, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Conducts literature reviews for safety system approaches, evidence based practices. Analyzes situations and literature and recommends changes necessary for safe and high quality practice. Develops materials and provides methods for learning from reviews. Tracks changes assigned to identify they are acted upon, implemented, thereby further mitigating risks to patient safety. Reviews patient safety events with a variety of appropriate methods and approaches. Identifies strategies to improve safety and facilitates a culture of learning to improve. Determines trends in safety events (critical incidents, safety events/near misses) and partners with program/service teams to make safe, quality improvements to address trends. Collaborates with patients and key stakeholders to determine methods to improve patient safety and risk. Responsible for consultation analysis related to quality, clinical risk and patient safety issues (risk analysis). Provides consultation and education on system safety methodology.


Minimum of five years clinical experience in a healthcare setting required.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

Baccalaureate degree in a clinical healthcare discipline required; graduate degree in a related discipline preferred.
Completion of a certificate in patient safety preferred.
Qualifications and Skills

Strong computer skills (Outlook, Microsoft Office, online literature searches) essential.
Working knowledge of risk management and patient safety legislation and evidence based practice an asset.
Demonstrated analytical skills, study and enquiry skills, problem solving abilities, oral and written communication, judgment and interpersonal skills, integrity, dependability, honesty, initiative, tact and high ethical standards and excellent time management skills required.
Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
Ability to maintain positive working relationships with staff required.

This term position may end earlier as outlined in the Collective Agreement.

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

Interested candidates should select the apply the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.