Katherine J. Jones

Division of Physical Therapy Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
(402)559-8913
kjonesj@unmc.edu

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 2013
Assistant Professor (Courtesy), Health Services Research and Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC, 2008
Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 2007
Appointment to the Graduate Faculty of the University of Nebraska, 2007
Assistant Professor, Health Services Research and Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC, 2007
Assistant Professor (Courtesy), Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 2005
Assistant Professor, Preventive and Societal Medicine, Section on Health Services Research and Rural Health Policy, UNMC, 2005
Research Associate, Preventive and Societal Medicine, Section on Health Services Research and Rural Health Policy, UNMC, 2004
Research Associate, Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, UNMC, 2000

Degrees/Certifications:
PhD, Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area, UNMC, 2004
MS, Health Services Management, Clarkson College, 2000
BHSPT, Physical Therapy, University of Missouri- Columbia, 1979

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
PHYT 640, Critical Inquiry I (lecturer in a team taught class)
PHYT 550, Clinical Education I (lecturer in a team taught class)
PHYT 650, Clinical Education I (lecturer in a team taught class)

Clinical Experience:
Geriatric and neurologic rehabilitation, 1979 – 2000

Membership and Service:
Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety: Vice-President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Education Committee
Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council: Member of the Policy and Rehab Task Forces
American Physical Therapy Association: Member of Research, Education, Neurology, and Geriatrics sections
Nebraska Physical Therapy Association Member
Academy Health Member
Society for Simulation in Healthcare Member
Improvement Science Research Network Member
Manuscript reviewer for BMJ Quality and Safety
Manuscript reviewer for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Physical Therapy

Scholarly Activity:
Research interest: Translational research in patient safety and quality with an emphasis in safety culture assessment, teamwork, and fall risk reduction.

Active Grants/Contract Support:
Principle Investigator, CAPTURE Falls: Collaboration and Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce Falls (1 R18 HS021429), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2012 -2014.

Co-Investigator, Physician Training in Interprofessional Care, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Next Steps in Physicians’ Training in Geriatrics, 2011 -2014.

Principle Investigator, Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital, 2011 – 2012.

Principle Investigator, Reassessment of Acute Stroke Treatment in Nebraska Hospital, Nebraska Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, 2011 – 2012.

Completed Research Support:
Principle Investigator, Administer and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for 7 Washington State Hospitals, Washington State Rural Healthcare Quality Network, 2011-  2012.
Principle Investigator, Administer and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for 11 Hospitals, 2011.
Principle Investigator,  Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety, 2010 – 2011.
Principle Investigator, Analysis and Interpretation of Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Data for 7 Minnesota Hospitals, Stratis Health, 2011.
Principle Investigator, Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program and St. Elizabeth Regional Health Center Critical Access Hospital Network, 2009 – 2010.
Principle Investigator, Administer and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for 16 Hospitals, 2010.
Principle Investigator, Administer and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for Nine Oregon Hospitals, Oregon Rural Health Quality Network, 2010.
Principle Investigator, Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program and individual Critical Access Hospitals, 2009 – 2010.
Co- Investigator, NEBGEC: The Nebraska Geriatric Education Center, US Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration, 2007 – 2010.
Principle Investigator, An Assessment of the Structure and Process of Acute Stroke Rehabilitation in
Nebraska Hospital, Nebraska Health & Human Services System, 2009 -2010.
Principle Investigator, Conduct and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for Two Colorado Hospitals, Colorado State Office of Rural Health, 2010.
Principle Investigator,  Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, First Care Medical Service, Fosston, MN, 2010.
Principle Investigator,  Implementing and Evaluating TeamSTEPPS Training in Critical Access Hospitals, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural
Hospital Flexibility Program and St. Elizabeth Regional Health Center Critical Access Hospital
Network, 2009 – 2010.
Consultant, National Implementation of TeamSTEPPS(R), American Institutes for Research Subcontract Grant, 2007 – 2009.
Principal Investigator, Analysis and Interpretation of Hospital Survey On Patient Safety (HSOPS) Data for 13 Minnesota Critical Access Hospitals, Stratis Health, 2009.
Principle Investigator, Measuring and Improving the Culture of Safety in Small Rural Hospitals, National Rural Health Association, 2008.
Principle Investigator, TeamSTEPPS(R) Training in Critical Access Hospitals, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality through The Lewin Group, Inc., 2008.
Principle Investigator (2007) and Project Director (2005), Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals (U18 HS015822), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2005 – 2007.
Principle Investigator, Assessment of Acute Stroke Treatment in Nebraska Hospitals, Nebraska Health & Human Services System, 2005 – 2006.
Consultant/Contractor, Establishing a stronger quality improvement structure to assist rural health systems and providers, National Rural Health Association, 2005 -2006.
Co-Investigator, Geriatric Education Center (GEC), US Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration, 2004 – 2006.
Co-Investigator, The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, Office of Rural Health Policy, 2004 -2008.
Co-Investigator, Nebraska State Planning Grant Program, Nebraska Health & Human Services System, 2003 – 2005.

Articles Published in Scholarly Journals:
Jones KJ, Skinner AM, High R, Reiter-Palmon R. A theory-driven longitudinal evaluation of the impact of team training on safety culture in 24 hospitals. BMJ Qual Saf.
2013;doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2012-000939.

Jones KJ, Cochran TM, Jensen LE, Roehrs TG, Volkman KG, Goldman AJ. A cross-sectional assessment of stroke rehabilitation in Nebraska hospitals. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012;93:1662-1670.

Jones KJ, Vandenberg EV, Bottsford L. Prevalence, formation, maintenance, and evaluation of Interdisciplinary Student Aging Interest Groups. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. 2011;32(4):321-341.

Cramer ME, Jones KJ, Hertzog M. Nurse staffing in Critical Access Hospitals: structural factors linked to quality care. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 2011;26(4):335-343.

Willett GM, Johnson GC, Jones KJ. The effect of a hybrid continuing education course on outpatient physical therapy for acute low back pain.  The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2011;9(1):1-11.

Jones, K.J., Cochran, G., Xu, L., Skinner, A., Knudson, A. Hicks, R.W. (2008). The association between pharmacist support and voluntary reporting of medication errors: an analysis of MEDMARX® data. In Henriksen, K., Battles, J.B., Keyes, M.A., Grady, M.L. (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol. 1 Assessment. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0034-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. PMID:21249861

Jones, K.J., Skinner, A., Xu, L., Sun, J., Mueller, K. (2008). The AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: a tool to plan and evaluate patient safety programs. In Henriksen, K., Battles, J.B., Keyes, M.A., Grady, M.L. (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol. 2. Culture and Redesign. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0034-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. PMID: 21249886

Cochran, G.L., Jones, K.J., Brockman, J., Skinner, A., Hicks, R.W. (2007). Errors prevented by and associated with bar code medication administration systems: analysis of a national medication error reporting database. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2007;33:293-301.

Tompkins M, Smith L, Jones K, Swindells S. HIV education needs among Sudanese immigrants and refugees in the Midwestern United States. Aids and Behavior. 2006;10:319-323.

Jones KJ, Cochran G, Hicks RW, Mueller KJ. Translating research into practice: Voluntary reporting of medication errors in Critical Access Hospitals. The Journal of Rural Health. 2004;20(4):335-343.

McLane L, Jones K, Lydiatt W, Lydiatt D, Richards A. Taking away the fear: A grounded theory study of cooperative care in the treatment of head and neck cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2003;12:474-490.

Jones K, Sigmon J, Hock L, Nelson E, Sullivan M, Ogren F. Prevalence and risk factors for voice problems among telemarketers. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. 2002;128:571-577.

 

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 Associate Professor

2013 New Investigator Award recipient

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