Children's Hospital Colorado Human Factors Engineer - 56955 in Aurora, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Additional InformationDepartment: Patient SafetyHours per week: 40, eligible for benefitsShift: Monday - Friday, Day shiftJob OverviewThrough an understanding of the interaction of human abilities, expectationsand limitations with work environments and system designs, the HumansFactors Engineer employs systems engineering approaches through theutilization of established principles and methodologies in the clinicalsetting. Designs and evaluates human-work systems using human factorsprinciples and techniques to optimize safety, quality, usability and costwith the goal of enhancing patient and staff well-being. Applies human factorsstrategies to identify and reduce the opportunity for error.ResponsibilitiesPopulation Specific CareNo direct patient care.Essential FunctionsAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. (These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.)Applies human factors approaches to safety in the identification and reductionof potential threats by helping to transform workspaces into high-reliabilitysystems and processes.Innovates work systems utilizing human factors principles by participating inthe analysis and evaluation of products, devices, workflows and processesfor risks.Enhances the quality of care by improving safety, efficiency, productivityand user experience.Supports process improvement initiatives, optimization efforts andinfrastructure solutions.Analyzes work-systems to define process development opportunities, safetyimprovements and workflow optimizations in multiple environments; Providesdata analyses and summaries for applicable projects with support; Preparesclear, concise reports and presentations that summarize results andparticipates in the planning and scheduling of deliverables with directaccountability.Works both individually and as part of interdisciplinary teams by providinghuman factors insights, strategies and methods.Serves as team lead and domain expert as needed with some leadership.Coaches and demonstrates human factors principles and methods to other staffthrough applied projects via identifying and developing user needs andrequirements.Other InformationSCOPE AND LEVELGuidelines: Fully qualified, full performance or journey level.Guidelines are generally but not always clearly applicable, requiring theemployee to exercise judgment in selecting the most pertinent guideline,interpret precedents, adapt standard practices to differing situations,and recommend alternative actions in situations without precedent.Complexity: Duties assigned are generally complex and may be of substantialintricacy. Work assignment is performed within an established framework undergeneral instructions but requires simultaneous coordination of assignedfunctions or projects in various stages of completion.Decision Making: Exercises judgment and discretion, and is responsible fordetermining the time, place and sequence of the work performed.Communications: Contacts with the patients, families,