• Clinical Patient Safety Program Manager III

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(7/17/2019 9:01 AM)
    Job ID
    Quality/Risk Mgm/Patient Sfty
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    The Patient Safety Program Manager is responsible directing, implementing, and evaluating patient safety and clinical improvement initiatives across the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) continuum. This individual is an integral member of the Quality and Patient Safety Department reporting directly to the Senior Director of Patient Safety.


    • Lead and support patient safety and clinical improvement projects to ensure the safe, effective and patient-centered quality of care.
    • Reviews and analyzes safety reports for all DFCI locations including ambulatory, inpatient, and network sites for adult and pediatric care
    • Conducts investigations into events and near misses
    • Uses data derived from safety reports and investigations to identify and prioritize improvements
    • Partner with process improvement to enhance system safety and process standardization
    • Collaborates with the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Department staff on improvement projects, accreditation review, and root cause analyses.
    • Support Executive Patient Safety Rounds to obtain feedback from staff regarding patient safety throughout the organization
    • Provide clinical expertise in the advancement of patient safety initiatives throughout the Institute
    • Analysis and coding of safety reporting data for the Institute submitted through the DFCI safety reporting system and identify opportunities to improve patient safety throughout DFCI.
    • Represent patient safety at various DFCI committees
    • Provide advisory support to DFCI’s growing international collaborations in oncology care to develop and promote comprehensive programs for patient safety


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


    • Clinician (MD, RN, NP, PA, PharmD) required
    • Experience in an oncology setting, strongly preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Preferred advanced degree in related field (MA, MBA, MPH, MSN etc.)
    • 5+ years professional experience in a healthcare setting strongly preferred
    • 1-2 years experience in patient safety, risk management, clinical/regulatory affairs, and/or quality improvement preferred.


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