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Provincial Patient Safety Lead

Requisition ID: 345134  

Position Number: 20040876

Posting End Date: October 3, 2023

City: Flexible in Manitoba

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Winnipeg Shared Health

Department / Unit: SH - Provincial Patient Safety  

Job Stream: Clinical Support  

Union: SH Exempt

Anticipated Start Date: 10/16/2023  

FTE: 1.00  

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


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

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba, some province-wide health services, and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations. With over 12,000 interdisciplinary employees delivering clinical, preventive and administrative shared services in partnership with over 250 local, regional and provincial health service delivery organizations in urban, rural and remote locations across the province, Shared Health brings Manitobans together to create equitable, safe, accessible, trusted and sustainable pathways to care.


Main Function 
Health Services Integration & Quality supports strategic health-care system alignment by leading the coordinated planning and integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health care pathways and services to ensure consistent, high-quality patient care that effectively serves the provincial population.


We have opportunities for a Provincial Patient Safety Lead who will build and manage a team of approximately 7-10 staff and an operational budget of approximately $100 thousand to develop an integrated provincial patient safety strategy with consistent processes and reporting across all service delivery organizations, and manage the provincial system for critical incident and occurrence reporting. 


Reporting to the executive director, the  provincial patient safety lead will:

  • Cultivate strong working relationships with health leaders to model and support a culture of patient safety.
  • Inform new models of care and care pathways with a patient safety perspective.
  • Oversee the development of public health system-wide tools, resources and education to improve patient safety. 
  • Coordinate multi-organization and/or cross jurisdictional critical incident reviews, and share patient safety learnings to improve health system performance and models of care and prevent future adverse events.
  • Promote an integrated system of care that reduces the risk of adverse events as patients move throughout the health system.
  • Define, develop and integrate a patient -centred care approach in monitoring and measurement, audit, and analysis.
  • Oversee, identify trends, escalate issues and risks, and make recommendations based on investigative audits of clinical activity to ensure compliance with patient safety tools and processes.


The ideal candidates for this position will bring:


  • 7 years progressive experience in health service delivery including program planning, development, and implementation.
  • 5 years of experience with patient safety standards and processes for health care facilities.
  • 3 years of experience supporting critical incidents investigations within the health services industry.
  • 3 years of experience managing people and resources.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field such as healthcare, quality improvement, business or public administration, plus postgraduate certification in patient safety from an accredited education institution is required.
  • A postgraduate degree is preferred.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Active member in good standing of an associated regulatory body as appropriate.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification or equivalent certification in collaborative quality improvement, are certification in project management including organizational change management are assets.

Qualifications and Skills

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment with frequent meetings, and to lift and carry items of up to approximately 25 pounds.
  • Interruptions from key stakeholders are common; the incumbent can schedule dedicated and focused time for planning and concentration.
  • Travel to other health care facilities 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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