Staff Attorney- Heartly House
Heartly House, the local domestic violence agency in Frederick County, is seeking a Staff Attorney.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide civil representation to victims for protection orders and other matters arising out of and related to family violence
Perform legal intakes for clients requesting legal services from Heartly House
Make appropriate referrals for clients seeking additional legal services
Develop and maintain liaisons with the legal community to improve the courts’ responses to victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/child abuse
Develop and maintain coordination with other programs that provide representation to victims of domestic violence (Legal Aid Bureau, clinics, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, etc.)
Attend monthly staff meetings
Develop and maintain coordination with other Heartly House programs that provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, and child abuse
Adhere to Heartly House philosophy, policies and procedures
Assist in the completion of grants/contracts and funder-required documentation including statistical and narrative reports, monthly financial reports, and other documentation required by the funding sources used in the Legal Services program
Maintain client confidentiality
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Legal Services
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Service Coordinator- Heartly House
Heartly House is currently seeking a full time Service Coordinator who will provide service coordination to clients residing in shelter, transitional housing units, and clients receiving services through other agency departments.
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Part-time Bilingual (Spanish/English) Therapist- Prince George’s County
Community Advocates for Family & Youth (CAFY) is a full social services organization working to prevent, support and educate about violence and victimization located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. CAFY is looking for a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed Social Worker/Professional Counselor who is interested in becoming part of a non-profit organization providing psychotherapy services for persons affected by violence.
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Part-time Bi-lingual Domestic Violence Abuser Intervention Facilitator – Prince George’s County
My Covenant Place is seeking a part-time bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Domestic Violence Abuser Intervention Facilitator. This position is responsible for facilitating the psycho-educational and cognitive behavioral groups 1 night per week in Prince George’s County, (on weekday evening, with the possibility of additional evenings) in addition to client intake and assessments. We follow an established curriculum for a 24-week, open group.
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Bilingual Case Manager (English/Spanish)-Community Advocates for Family and Youth
Community Advocates for Family & Youth (CAFY) is a full victim services nonprofit working to prevent, support and educate about violence and victimization located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. CAFY offers a range of services, including case management, with a diverse professional staff to help victims (adults, children and family members) with both short and long-term needs to assist in moving survivors and co-victims of crime on the path towards healing. CAFY seeks a self-motivated, solutions driven, community involved person who is fluent in Spanish and English to join their team.
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JCADA: AWARE Prevention Specialist (DC Metro Area)
Job Opening: AWARE Prevention Specialist
The AWARE prevention initiative is dedicated to empowering a generation of young people with the skills and information they need to cultivate healthy relationships. AWARE provides age-appropriate experiential and interactive workshops for hundreds of youth and young adults in 6th grade through college, as well as for parents and educators at area congregations, public and private schools, Jewish day schools, youth groups and camps each year. AWARE also provides high-quality trainings for professionals working with youth in these settings.
This position is ideal for an individual who has the desire to be an essential part of a committed effort to break the cycle of abuse in our community. Our holistic approach utilizes prevention and community education programs to create a gateway for victims, their friends and families to access our clinical services.
Our office is in Rockville, MD and travel around the DC Metropolitan area is required.
Job responsibilities include:
AWARE Program Management
- Manage the implementation, schedule and evaluation of the AWARE workshops,
- Recruit, train and manage a team of workshop facilitators;
- Create new workshops and update existing workshops to meet the needs of our audiences;
- Supervise high school and college interns;
- Launch and oversee a teen advisory committee;
- Facilitate AWARE workshops;
- Respond to teens and young adults who come forward for support at the conclusion of a workshop or other education program;
- Edit a monthly e-newsletter for facilitators and partner organizations that features articles about youth and dating abuse, trends in social media and tips for facilitating tough conversations; and
- Connect local schools and partner organizations dealing with domestic or dating abuse situations to our clinical team.
- Manage AWARE’s online and social media presence including maintenance of awarenow.org;
AWARE Training Modules Pilot
- Develop and provide training for educators, camp staff, youth program advisors and other professionals who work with youth on topics such as warning signs of dating abuse, facilitating tough conversations with teens and strategies for responding to youth who are in crisis;
- Work with JCADA’s clinical team to integrate trauma-informed approaches into the training content and materials;
- Design handouts and other materials to help training participants respond to the relationship and friendship issues young people are facing;
- Coordinate and schedule trainings with partner organizations; and
- Create a program evaluation tool and on-going impact monitoring system.
- Education: Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in field related to social work or education. Master’s degree preferred
- Experience working with adolescents and/or young adults in formal or informal education settings including but not limited to schools, camps or youth programs
- Understanding of and interest in the dynamics of dating abuse, positive youth development and strategies to engage youth as advocates
- Strong group facilitation skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, take initiative and work independently, as well as with a team
- Ability to think on your feet
- Comfort working with diverse Jewish populations
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Availability some evenings and weekends
- 2-3 years relevant work experience
- Access to a car and willingness to travel locally
- Experience with program management, coordination, training, and evaluation
- Commitment to healthy relationships and cultural competency values
How to Apply:
Please send a PDF or Microsoft Word version of your resume, cover letter and salary requirement with your name as the file name to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “AWARE Prevention Specialist” and your name in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the submission deadline of Friday, August 28, 2015.
Residential Service Coordinator- Montgomery County
The Betty Ann Krahnke Center (BAK) is currently seeking a Residential Service Coordinator to oversee daily operations of BAK residential facility. The Residential Service Coordinator will promote the health, safety and well-being of women and children who are domestic violence survivors in a trauma informed care setting. Provides leadership to residential staff including direction, supervision, scheduling of all shifts. Ensures the smooth running of the residential facility including food service and childcare. This position and all other residential advocate staff are considered ‘essential employees’ and are expected to report to work during weather emergencies and other unusual events.
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Position at MNADV: Project Specialist for IPV, Trauma, and Substance Use
Position Title: Project Specialist
Project Title: IPV, Trauma, and Substance Use
Supervisor: Director of Training & Services Salary: $20,000 annually
Employment Status: Part-time (20 hours per week)-time FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The Project Specialist of IPV, Trauma, and Substance Use will be responsible for leading a statewide initiative to bring together domestic violence service providers, health care providers, abuser intervention programs, and substance use providers to expand knowledge and enhance collaborations that address the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence, trauma, and substance use under the supervision of the Director of Training & Services.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Spearhead the research, development, and implementation of a new statewide initiative on the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence, trauma, and substance use.
- Coordinate and engage domestic violence service providers, substance use providers, health care providers, and abuse intervention programs in addressing the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence, trauma, and substance use.
- Independently coordinate four statewide symposiums for domestic violence service providers, substance use providers, health care providers, and abuse intervention programs on the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence, trauma, and substance use, including marketing, outreach, registration, logistics, materials, and presenters.
- Independently coordinate and conduct:
- at least four trainings on-site for specific abuse intervention program staff.
- at least four trainings on-site for substance use providers.
- Independently coordinate:
- at least four trainings on-site for specific domestic violence service providers.
- at least four trainings on-site for health care providers.
- Assess current efforts and model programs in local jurisdictions, statewide, and across the nation that address the occurrence of domestic violence, trauma, and substance use.
- Provide support for agency-wide events, such as MNADV’s Annual Memorial Service, Annual Meeting, and statewide conferences.
- Represent MNADV at meetings, committees, and events related to the project.
- Coordinate with staff, board members, and partners on project-related and agency-wide activities.
- Attend monthly staff meetings, weekly training team meetings, and ad hoc meetings.
Our Ideal Candidate:
- Has professional expertise in domestic violence, trauma, and/or substance use, preferably within a public health, mental health, social work, or related field.
- Has strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and/or teaching/training experience. Experience with adult learners and professional audiences strongly preferred.
- Is a self-starter who can work independently towards a specific project’s goals.
- Has the ability to adapt and target messages for specific audiences.
- Is resourceful and creative.
- Is vibrant, articulate, responsible, trustworthy, proactive, thorough, independent, and polished.
- Values flexibility.
- Feels comfortable building a project and coalition with minimal resources.
- Takes responsibility as a point person.
- Is an intelligent, quick learner who has a positive, willing attitude and is passionate about domestic violence and who foresees what needs to be done and takes initiative.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree, such as social work or counseling, is strongly preferred.
- At least two years of professional work experience working full-time on intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trauma, mental health, substance use, or closely related fields.
- Knowledge of domestic violence dynamics, current trends, and best practices required. Abuser intervention knowledge strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with the landscape of domestic violence and/or substance use service provision in Maryland strongly preferred.
- Effective presentation skills required. Experience as a trainer or educator for professional audiences preferred.
- Strong computer skills required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Publisher preferred. Graphic design programs a plus.
- Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required. Must have a professional demeanor.
- Must have the ability to organize and manage their time and tasks.
- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and willingness to travel statewide.
- Must be responsible, reliable, professional, and punctual.
- Position is on-site, with local travel to statewide events, totaling 20 hours per week.
- Paid holidays. Paid leave is accrued on a pro-rated basis (sick and vacation).
- Mileage reimbursement for statewide travel.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Apply: Application deadline is August 21, 2015. Position is contingent on receipt of grant funding, tentatively scheduled to begin October 1, 2015. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume to (only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be notified):
Director of Training & Services
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
4601 Presidents Drive, Suite 370
Lanham, MD 20706
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Therapist – Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County
Part-time; 10 hours/week. Flexible late afternoon/evening(s). Plus one (1) hour bi-weekly for clinical supervision.
Licensed therapist needed to provide individual and/or group therapy services to survivors of sexual violence.
Master’s degree and current license in social work, counseling, or related discipline required; two or more years experience providing direct counseling services in a social service or crisis/trauma setting preferred; understanding of sexual assault issues preferred.
Only resumes with cover letter, salary requirements and schedule availability will be considered. No phone calls please. Submit to email@example.com. Review begins immediately until position is filled.
Full job description can be viewed at: www.rapecrisiscc.org.
Director of Finance and Administration- Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)
The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is a national resource center on the civil and criminal justice system response to intimate partner violence (IPV). Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance & Administration will provide financial expertise, human resource management and analysis to BWJP’s staff, the Leadership Team and BWJP’s Board of Directors. The position is also responsible for technology budgeting and planning. The Director of Finance & Administration maintains all public records of the 501c3 and is a member of BWJP’s leadership team.
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Senior Trainer- Alexandria, Virginia
Green Dot, etc. Inc. seeks a dynamic and charismatic public speaker with demonstrated leadership skills to join our training team. Green Dot, etc. Inc. is a high-growth, mission-driven organization dedicated to the dramatic reduction of power-based personal violence. The Senior Trainer will provide consulting, training, and curriculum development on research-informed, data driven prevention strategies for universities, military installations, state coalitions, K-12 school personnel, and community agencies. The ideal candidate will have exemplary interpersonal and public speaking skills, initiative, and will be highly collaborative. They should have experience working with diverse populations and success engaging historically marginalized populations.
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Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Executive Director
Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Seeking an Executive Director: DCADV is searching for an Executive Director to be based in Wilmington, Delaware. Our founding Executive Director retired in 2015 and the Coalition is currently led by an Interim Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Coalition enjoys a fiscally sound base composed of public, private, and member funding sources.
Scope of Work: The Executive Director provides leadership and demonstrates expertise on topics related to domestic violence and advocacy. Given that DCADV is an agent of positive social change, the Executive Director will have experience in non-profit organization using a trauma-informed leadership approach.
The major responsibilities of the Executive Director role include:
• Enhance collaborative networks to support the work of the Coalition and its member organizations.
• Serve as a professional expert and representative spokesperson for the Coalition and oversee public relations efforts.
• Sustain and build presence within the state and national domestic violence community.
• Oversee the administrative, financial budgeting and human resource operations while maintaining an environment of open and ethical communication.
• Provide leadership in maintaining existing programs and developing new programs with input from staff and Board.
• Develop a positive working relationship with the DCADV Board of Directors, member organization and the community-at-large to impact positive social justice and change.
The Executive Director leads a staff of 11 professionals and is responsible for a budget of one million dollars. The Executive Director reports to a 15-member Board of Directors.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will engage a feminist perspective and have strong knowledge of and experience related to domestic violence issues and social change. Additional expectations include:
• Master’s degree in related field preferred; Bachelor’s degree required
• Victim advocacy and service experience required; prevention work preferred.
• Must be able to contribute to an atmosphere in which diversity in all its dimensions is valued and supported.
• Management skills to oversee DCADV and its program activities, including: policy development, public awareness and education, prevention activities, grant/fiscal management, fundraising, and stakeholder relationships.
• Positive leadership skills to support collaborative work environment.
• Flexibility with schedule as needed to accomplish job, including engaging in national and statewide travel.
To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Executive Director” in subject line. Acceptable formats include, DOC, DOCX, PDF or TXT. No phone calls please.
Timeline: Applications preferred by July 6, 2015.
About the Coalition: The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, founded in 1994, is a statewide, nonprofit organization and is Delaware’s federally recognized state domestic violence coalition. The Coalition works with domestic violence member agencies and individual members to eliminate domestic violence by providing a strong, unified statewide voice for victims of domestic violence and their children, domestic violence programs, and victim service providers. DCADV acts as an educational and informational resource to our member organizations and the community.
Since its founding, the Coalition has established itself as a national and local leader engaged in a variety of activities focused on changing the societal conditions that contribute to domestic and sexual violence in intimate relationships. Activities include public education efforts, technical assistance and training, prevention and policy initiatives, and systems advocacy through a feminist perspective. DCADV has a rich history of working collaboratively with the criminal justice, health care, education, advocacy, and social service communities to facilitate the creation of effective policies and programs for victims and their families.
This strong foundation has allowed DCADV to achieve significant accomplishments on behalf of battered women and their children. This innovative and creative agency is well positioned to continue to provide empowerment advocacy into the future.
DCADV is a statewide, nonprofit, systems and social change advocacy agency located in Wilmington, DE. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. DCADV is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
Staff Attorney- Esperanza Center, Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Esperanza Center, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, is seeking to immediately fill a staff attorney position.
Under direction of the Program Manager, the Immigration Staff Attorney provides counsel and representation to low income immigrants and their families before the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Department of State (DOS) regarding a wide-range of immigration matters; and assists in coordinating and supervising the activities of law students, volunteers, and pro-bono attorneys. Attorney will also represent Esperanza Center in the community and with professional networks.
1. Assists with the intake process and provides telephonic and in-person interviews and consultations to prospective clients;
2. Manages high-volume case load concerning various immigration matters including family-based petitions and visas, non-immigrant visa processing, TPS, NACARA, adjustment of status, naturalization, naturalization, hardship waivers, asylum, Cancellation of Removal, U- and T-Visas, and other motions and legal memoranda as needed.
3. Provides representation in CIS interviews before the Baltimore District Office and the Asylum Office in Arlington, VA;
4. Performs legal research using AILA publications, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Title 8 of Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR), and other related primary and secondary sources of immigration law and regulations.
5. Assists with community outreach and education, and group presentations and workshops;
6. Represents the agency to a variety of organizations and at community and professional functions and meetings.
7. Accountable for raising money for the program through the collection of fees and fundraising.
8. Assists with program communications and reports by tracking case statistics and outcomes and sharing success stories .
9. Performs case-related administrative duties, including maintaining accurate, complete and confidential case files
10. Assures that program services and policies and procedures are consistent with program and Agency philosophy.
11. Other duties as assigned.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/careers/current-opportunities.html
Director of SAFE (Stop Abuse of Elders)-CHANA
Director of SAFE: Stop Abuse of Elders
CHANA, a program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is currently seeking full-time Director of SAFE (Stop Abuse of Elders). The Director will be responsible for the oversight, implementation and coordination of Elder Abuse services for CHANA: the Baltimore Jewish community’s response to abuse and interpersonal trauma.
Candidate will coordinate CHANA’s Elder Abuse program including forging and maintaining partnerships with other agencies, long term program planning, planning and presenting prevention workshops and devising initiatives aimed at combating Elder Abuse in Northwest Baltimore. The Director will also be responsible for advocacy and outreach to the Jewish community, community-at-large, governmental entities, clergy and other targeted groups. Additional responsibilities include assessment, support and referral of abused older adults. Candidate will also assist with the recruitment of volunteers and supervise project support staff. This position will report directly to the Executive Director of CHANA.
Qualified candidate will have excellent communication skills and a minimum of ten years of progressive work experience in the field of abuse, trauma or related area. A post-baccalaureate degree is required and mental health license is preferred. Knowledge of the Jewish culture and traditions is helpful. Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Inc.; 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215; fax: 410-837-1279 or preferably: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13152441 EOE.
DV Intervention Specialist, Violence Prevention Program – UMD Medical System
Under general supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist, is responsible for providing direct support, crisis intervention, case management and advocacy for victims of domestic violence that have been identified as victims of intimate partner violence. Intervene with patients, providing assistance in safety planning, danger assessment, advocacy, resource linkage and emotional support to victims of domestic violence who are treated here at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Additionally, the case manager strengthens the program model by participating in community events, task forces, research components of the intervention, and other supportive aspects of service delivery.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
- Assists with the active recruitment of VPP clients: visits eligible patients at the bedside; serves as a liaison by providing general information and answering questions
- Interfaces with the client, in the office and the community, on a regular basis to help him/her practice new skill sets while he/she pursues community referrals and personal goals. Develops individual action plans; serves as a role model for the client, acts as an advocate and accompany clients in court settings, and provides crisis intervention and/or conflict mediation when needed; preparation of documents for relevant need.
- Provides crisis counseling including lethality assessment, safety planning, education about legal options and referrals’ to local resources, as well as providing the patient with take home packet if safe. Assists with shelter as needed.
- Works cooperatively and professionally with hospital staff and displays an understanding of and performs all duties in accordance with the Hospital’s Mission and Policies. Communicates both verbally and through documentation with staff regarding the intervention, outcome and resources provided.
- Able to operate and use digital camera and follow departmental policy Photo-Documentation.
- Co-facilitates weekly peer support group; brings clients together, talks to youth about his/her own life experiences re: judgment and risk taking behavior, etc.; designs and markets support group.
- Supports and facilitates the implementation and development of VPP service components according to program protocols, quality control requirements, and best practice standards.
- Represents VPP at community meetings.
- Participates in team discussions & communicates regularly with staff; work closely with the rest of the multidisciplinary team to ensure that all program participants are receiving the services best suited to meet their needs.
- Keeps timely documentation & submits paperwork for review within timelines; follows a set work schedule and keeps supervisor informed of daily plans.
- Participates in performance reviews
- Collects and manages baseline and follow-up data from VPP participants. Enters and updates data in VPP registry.
- Checks validity and accuracy of data- ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and best practice standards; makes revisions with team approval to improve services.
- Establishes and maintains database files and reports on the progress of VPP component services.
- Follows the VPP recruitment protocol for pre/post discharge & keep current documentation; obtains and documents informed consent, administers and documents VIP questionnaire, documents and files other related VPP paperwork.
- Perform administrative duties associatedwith writing grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and the media; participating in the design /implementation of research
- Helps maintain a Community Resource Manual by sharing new community resource information with the VPP team; generate referrals and accompany clients to appropriate agencies as needed.
- Submits ideas to the VPP team for discussion; i.e. improving outreach services, etc.
- Organizes the annual Holiday Food & Gift Drives for VPP clients.
- Completes data collection/management assignments.
- Assists with VPP participation in community events (ie: health fairs focus groups, council meetings, food / gift drives, etc.).
- Develops creative tools to promote the development of healthy coping skills among VPP participants during their engagement in VPP component services.
- Presentations of program description to clinical staff for orientation purposes.
III. Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or equivalence (GED) required. Bachelors degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or related field preferred.
- Two years in community outreach, health care, and/or social services.
- Background in substance abuse, traumatic stress and domestic violence preferred.
IV. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence and the impact on health and wellness.
- Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications and the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of personnel, both inside and outside of the organization, including health care providers, community providers and law enforcement.
- Effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal and listening skills.
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact; ability to maintain poise and professional courtesy under pressure.
- Writing and typing skills needed to keep case documentation.
- Organizational skills.
V. Working Conditions
- Weekend, shift work, holiday, on-call, and overtime may be required.
- May be required to use their personal automobile while conducting official business. Must possess a valid Maryland Non-Commercial Class.
VI. Patient Safety
Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives.
- Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety
- Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority.
- Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.