Program Manager, Patient Safety

2 weeks ago(1/2/2018 12:11 PM)
Job ID
Quality/Risk Mgm/Patient Sfty
full time


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 Project Manager for Patient Safety reports to the Senior Director for Patient Safety. The Project Manager will serve as a core member of the Quality Improvement and Patient Department and will support or lead various operational initiatives in the areas of medication safety, risk assessment, quality measurement and monitoring, and Joint Commission compliance. The Project Manager is responsible for the administration and management of the Institute’s Safety Reporting System. He/she will help to develop, nurture, lead, and implement patient safety, risk assessment quality and process improvement initiatives, exercising considerable initiative and independence. He/she will work closely with front line staff on specific projects; will serve as a resource regarding the collection and analysis of clinical data, and will support patient safety and risk management initiatives throughout DFCI.


  • System Administrator rL Solutions Safety Reporting System
  • Lead and support process and quality improvement projects across DFCI to ensure the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, and patient-centered quality of care.
  • Organizes and manages patient safety department meetings
  • Coordinate the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety culture, including data collection, analysis, report generation and dissemination of safety culture results across DFCI.
  • Conduct audits and chart reviews, and collect observational data to support quality improvement and patient safety initiatives
  • Actively promotes the use of the DFCI safety reporting program by facilitating training sessions with staff and managers.
  • Analysis and coding of safety reporting and pharmacy intervention data for the Institute submitted through the DFCI safety reporting system and identify opportunities to improve patient safety throughout DFCI.
  • Collaborates with the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Department staff on improvement projects, accreditation review, and Root Cause Analyses.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in patient safety, healthcare quality measurement and/or improvement

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.


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