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Perinatal Safety Officer

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Job ID: 7264
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Perinatal Safety Officer for a Full Time, Day position.

Responsible for promoting safe, evidence-based, and highly reliable care for mothers and babies within the health system. Oversees the coordination and administration of perinatal safety programs within the PeaceHealth System. Functions under the System Women's and Children's Service Line direction in collaboration with the PeaceHealth's Legal and Risk Management System Departments. Evaluates the ongoing use and performance of services, programs, and processes impacting perinatal outcomes promoting a perinatal culture of safety. These include planning, organizing, leading, implementing, and monitoring system-wide perinatal risk mitigation plans. Provides direct oversight and expertise for perinatal safety initiatives and develop tools to be utilized across the health system to create a highly reliable, perinatal environment for our patients.

Lead efforts related to the development, design, and execution of: 

- Program Design & Implementation - 

  • Patient Safety Programs (including Clinical Quality Review, TeamSTEPPs, Direct Simulation Planning, Oversee GNOSIS Perinatal Clinical Education Program, Participate in Debrief and RCAs, & Assist in the Implementation of Clinical Safety Bundles)
  • Participate in the Ongoing Support of Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Obstetrical Programming 
  • Maximized System-Wide Perinatal Workgroup Structures to Promote Multi-disciplinary Care Alignment


  1. Provides internal clinical expertise and ability to facilitate case review, chairs the System Perinatal Safety Advisory Council, works closely with the legal team and patient grievance and claims teams to evaluate the organization's risk
  2. Proactively liaises with Risk Management and Patient Safety regarding perinatal related issue identification, adverse event review, and system coordination to meet the professional organizations' standards of care per the American College of Gynecology (ACOG), the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing and the American Academy of Pediatrics
  3. Manages initiatives, business relationships, and program development.
  4. Facilitates adherence to the national physician and nursing perinatal clinical standards and promotes perinatal patient safety initiatives across the health system.
  5. Oversees PeaceHealth designated perinatal harm reduction programming including the Relias GNOSIS OB multidisciplinary education program. Ensures all functions are performed accurately and are consistent with current policy, practice, and vendor contracts. Coordinates internal teams and vendor partners for on time, quality deliverables within designated budget.
  6. Ensures health system clinicians are accountable to and demonstrate adherence to regulatory requirements that are focused on improving the quality and safe care provided to women during all stages of pregnancy and postpartum care.
  7. Utilizes research, quality improvement toolkit, statewide outreach collaboratives, and educational programming to improve health outcomes for mothers and infants. Facilitates goal setting for the program and ensures data collection completed as required. Manages the full life cycle of projects from planning and analysis through implementation. Manages multiple projects and teams.
  8. Assists in the development of a culture of high reliability by reducing care variation in maternal care through adherence to evidence-based guidelines and protocols.
  9. Coordinates with site-based leaders to support formal and informal perinatal safety education 10. Provides reports to executive and key leaders regarding program status and initiative progress. Once defined by service line leadership, manages the scope of projects, including client priorities, resource needs and successful execution.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • A minimum of an RN with a master’s degree in a nursing, healthcare administration OR a MD, DO, PA degree required.
  • Strong background required as a clinician (i.e. nurse or MD/DO).
  • Advanced training in perinatal safety programming.
  • Medical Doctor degree, Doctorate in Nursing Practice, or a Ph.D. in Healthcare or leadership related program preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of perinatal risk clinical expertise and substantial experience in risk mitigation, program implementation, and developing a culture of safety.
  • Experience managing complex programs and projects, specifically with a focus on quality improvement activities is required. 


  • State licensure, as required per professional organization.
  • Legal consulting course completion within 2 years of hiring. 


  • Ability and skills to lead, facilitate, design, implement, and measure improvement projects and programs under senior leadership direction on a wide array of initiatives.
  • Experience working with virtual teams and the ability to navigating a large, complex organization with multiple business or service lines
  • Extensive (up to 25%) travel within the organization’s communities is required. 
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and people skills.
  • Strong organization, analysis, software aptitude, and communication skills (both written & verbal) are required
  • Ability to work both independently and interdependently with staff and team members with limited supervision
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Proactive and assertive conflict resolution skills. 

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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