Katherine J Jones, PT, PhD

Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Division of Physical Therapy Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
402-559-8913
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2013 UNMC New Investigator Award recipient

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2013-present
Assistant Professor (Courtesy), Health Services Research and Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC: 2008
Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2007-2013
Assistant Professor, Health Services Research and Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC: 2007
Appointment to the Graduate Faculty of the University of Nebraska: 2007
Assistant Professor (Courtesy), Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2005-2007
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:
Just Culture Champion; Certified by Outcome Engenuity, 2015
TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer; Certified by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2007
Patient Safety Officer; Certified by Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2006
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)

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

Publications (last 5 years):
Zhang C, Miller CL, Volkman KG, Meza J, Jones KJ. Evaluation of the team performance observation tool with targeted behavioral markers in simulation-based interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2015; 29(3):202-208. DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2014.982789. First published online Nov. 25, 2014.

Jones KJ, Venema DM, Nailon R, Skinner AM, High R, Kennel V. Shifting the paradigm: An assessment of the quality of fall risk reduction in Nebraska hospitals. J of Rural Health. 2015;31:135-145. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12088. First published online Sept. 2, 2014.

Reiter-Palmon R, Kennel V, Allen J, Jones KJ, Skinner AM. Naturalistic decision making in after-action review meetings: the implementation of and learning from post-fall huddles. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 2015;88:322-340. DOI: 10.1111/joop.12084. First published online Aug. 20, 2014.

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.

Please visit Pubmed for the complete list of published works.

Peer-reviewed presentations:
Jones: Meeting: Iowa Hospital Association Annual Meeting; Des Moines, IA; October 20, 2016
Sponsor: Iowa Hospital Association
Topic: Coordination within Multiteam Systems Makes Healthcare Safer

Jones: Meeting: The Summer Institute on Health Services Research, Boston, MA; June 28, 2016.
Sponsor: Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) established by the Foundation for Physical Therapy
Topic: Association Between Safe Transfer/Mobility Techniques and Fall-Related Injury in the Acute Care Setting; presented as a poster

Jones: Meeting: Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Leadership, Improvement Advisors, and Hospitals Pacing Event: Successes in Fall Prevention; June 2, 2016.
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Topic: Collaboration and Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce (CAPTURE) Falls presented with Victoria Kennel, PhD

Jones: Meeting: 2016 Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum and Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety Annual Meeting, La Vista, NE; May 12, 2016.
Sponsor: Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety
Topic: Just Culture Overview presented with Ann McGowan, RN, MSN and Victoria Kennel, PhD

Jones/Venema: Meeting: APTA NEXT 2016 Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN; June 10, 2016
Sponsor: American Physical Therapy Association
Topic: Teaming Up for Inpatient Fall Risk Reduction; a 1.5 hour educational workshop co-presented with Dawn Venema,
PT, PhD and Errin Nelson, DPT

Jones: Meeting: Science of Team Science Conference, Phoenix, AZ; May 18, 2016
Sponsor: Mayo Clinic and Elsevier
Topic: Collaboration and Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce Falls

Jones KJ, Venema DM, Skinner A, Topliff, K, High R. “Association Between Safe Transfer/Mobility Techniques and Fall-Related Injury in the Acute Care Setting: Implications for Physical Therapists.” Poster presentation at Center for Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) Summer Institute on Health Services Research; Boston, MA; June 28-29, 2016.

Active Grants/Contract Support:
Principal Investigator, Pilot Study of Prospective Three-Dimensional Imaging to Decrease Unattended Bed Exits in Patients at Risk for Falls, Nebraska Research and Development (R&D) Grant Program and NG Health Ventures, 2016-2018.

Principal Investigator, Producing Evidence: Coordination within a Multiteam System Makes Healthcare Safer (1R03HS024630-01), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2016 – 2017.

Principal Investigator, CAPTURE Falls: Collaboration and Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce Falls Phase 3 (69460-04), Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, 2015 – 2018.

Co-Investigator, Enhancing Teamwork between Nursing and Dental Students via a Blended Interprofessional Education Program, Internal/University of Nebraska, 2015 – 2017.

Completed Grant Support (last 5 years):
Principal Investigator, Using Culture Assessment and Team Skills to Implement and Sustain the Patient-Centered Medical Home Medical Model in 14 Ambulatory Clinics, Nebraska Medicine, 2016.

Principal Investigator, Implementing and Evaluating a Just Culture Collaborative, Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety, 2015 – 2017.

Principal Investigator, CAPTURE Falls: Collaboration and Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce Falls (1 R18 HS021429), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2012 -2015.

Principal 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, 2015.

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

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

Principal Investigator, Administer and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for 7 Washington State Hospitals, Washington State Rural Healthcare Quality Network, 2011- 2012.
Principal Investigator, Administer and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for 11 Hospitals, 2011.

Principal 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.

Principal Investigator, Analysis and Interpretation of Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Data for 7 Minnesota Hospitals, Stratis Health, 2011.

Principal 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.

Principal Investigator, Administer and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for 16 Hospitals, 2010.

Principal Investigator, Administer and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for Nine Oregon Hospitals, Oregon Rural Health Quality Network, 2010.

Principal 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.

Principal Investigator, An Assessment of the Structure and Process of Acute Stroke Rehabilitation in Nebraska Hospital, Nebraska Health & Human Services System, 2009 -2010.

Principal Investigator, Conduct and Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for Two Colorado Hospitals, Colorado State Office of Rural Health, 2010.

Principal Investigator, Interpret Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, First Care Medical Service, Fosston, MN, 2010.

Principal 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.

Service:
Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety: President of the Board of Directors
Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council: Member of the Rehab Task Force
American Physical Therapy Association: Member of Research, Education, Neurology, and Geriatrics sections
Nebraska Physical Therapy Association Member
Academy Health Member
Manuscript reviewer for BMJ Quality and Safety
Manuscript reviewer for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Physical Therapy
Manuscript reviewer for BMC Health Services Research

Clinical Experience:
Geriatric and neurologic rehabilitation, 1979 – 2000