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Patient Safety Consultant

Requisition ID: 242062 

Posting End Date: May 21, 2021

City: Flexible in Manitoba

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Shared Health

Department / Unit: Quality, Patient Safety & Accreditation 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: SH Exempt

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


This exciting opportunity is one of many created by the creation of a provincial health care system able to support integrated and patient-focused health services throughout Manitoba. Manitoba’s Health System Transformation is supporting the creation of roles that will support enhanced planning and integration, new areas of focus and improved consistency across health organizations. For more information of Health System Transformation and the initiatives that will provide Manitobans with high quality, equitable and sustainable health care, please refer to https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/hst/index.html.


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


Position Overview

We currently have two (2) opportunities for patient safety consultants for Shared Health Service Delivery Organization (SDO).

Reporting to the SDO Lead Quality, Patient Safety and Accreditation, the patient safety consultants will:

  • Lead and participate in critical incident reviews and review patient safety events by applying a variety of appropriate methods and approaches with a quality improvement/risk management approach to identify system/patient safety improvement opportunities
  • Implement and advance a patient safety program and promote a culture of quality, safety and high-reliability to ensure consistent, high-quality patient care and effectively serve the SDO though system safety reviews
  • Assist staff and physicians in understanding complex systems in which people work and collaborate to provide recommendations for healthcare system improvements
  • Review patient safety events within the SDO using a variety of appropriate methods and approaches
  • Assist clinicians in addressing health service delivery improvements to support patient safety systemically
  • Participate in patient safety projects, initiatives and activities to support ongoing improvements to patient safety throughout the SDO


5 years of progressive experience in health service delivery involving quality and patient safety including:


  • 2 years relevant health experience in quality, patient safety within the health services industry
  • 2 experience managing processes and projects

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Post-secondary degree in nursing, health sciences or social sciences from an accredited education institution
  • A certificate in quality management or patient safety is an asset


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Active member in good standing with an associated regulatory body as appropriate

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated mid-level leadership capabilities. The provincial health system in Manitoba has adopted the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment with frequent meetings at multiple sites throughout the organization, and to lift and carry items of up to approximately 10 kg
  • Interruptions to respond to questions are common; dedicated and focused time for planning and concentration can be scheduled
  • Travel throughout the province requiring a valid Manitoba driver’s license and use of a personal motor vehicle


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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