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RN (Risk management/Quality and Performance)

VA Medical Center

Portland, OR
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RN (Risk management/Quality and Performance)
Portland, OR

The Risk Management nurse is located within the Risk Management Program. The primary duties of the Risk Management Nurse are: 1) provide risk management support to services, medical center leadership, committees, and medical center programs; 2) provide risk management support to other staff, such as process action teams, performance improvement groups, etc; 3) initiates and/or leads interdisciplinary committees, focus reviews, task forces, root cause analysis, healthcare failure mode and effect analysis, and proactive risk assessments; 4) promote a climate of collaboration , cooperation and understanding with all VA Portland HCS staff, Veterans and their families. Risk management support includes, but is not limited to: 1) assessing compliance with VA Portland HCS policies, VHA policies and accreditation standards; 2) agenda preparation and interfacing with Peer Review Committee (PRC) chair on cases for review and submitting quarterly reports to the Medical Staff Council (MSC); 3) closely monitor and follow up on all investigations, fact finding reviews and Protected and Non-Protected Peer Reviews and Occurrence Screens; 4) providing consultative expertise in planning, designing and implementation of process improvements and other policy-making activities; 5) maintenance of the databases for the risk management program. The Risk Management Nurse uses sound judgment in clinical administrative decisions; applying leadership and analytical skills, self-direction and initiative.


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (negotiable)
Functional Statement Title/#:  Nurse (Risk Management/Quality and Performance)








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 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.