About the Organization
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives
The Risk Manager / Patient Safety Officer will support the risk management and patient safety program to ensure that risks are identified and managed in order to reduce facility liability and to promote patient safety. He / She will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating aggregate adverse events and claims data, as well as other hospital information in order to identify high-risk activities, procedures and departments. Also responsible for promoting patient safety and quality of care and minimizing loss to protect the assets of the facility. Oversees the electronic event reporting system and state system. The role is responsible for initiating and overseeing the development of a comprehensive safety / quality / performance improvement program working in collaboration with nursing and medical staff leadership.
Bachelors degree required with clinical degree preferred. Minimum five years working in patient safety and / or risk management field.
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) or other Patient Safety training / certification preferred ( CPPS, IHI Executive Development)