To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Yale-New Haven Hospital Dental Services seek to achieve the highest level of quality and safe care as well as exceptional operational performance. The Dental Services Patient Safety Nurse will lead a broad range of efforts aimed at ensuring conformance with the safe practices for our clinics, CODA accreditation goals, Joint Commission safety goals, achieving superior performance on publicly reported measures and sustaining a high reliability culture. The Dental Services Patient Safety Nurse will lead quality initiatives in dental surgery and patient care determined by the Hospitals Strategic Plan and the Department of Patient Services Quality and Safety Strategic Plan.The Dental Safety Nurse will also have responsibility for collating data and collaborating with the all locations; GPR, Pedi and Oral surgery to assure timely review of data and the development of continuous quality improvement. This position will lead interdisciplinary quality and safety projects; conduct peer reviews; identify and recommend system enhancements to promote patient safety and quality; conduct safety and quality educational programs. This position will also be responsible for handling safety call as assigned.This position reports to the Clinical Manager of Dental and the Program Administrator of Dental and ultimately the Director of Specialty Programs in connection with the Patient Safety and Quality Council.