Participates in the implementation of the Patient Safety Plan throughout Harris Health System. Supports Patient Safety Manager and Patient Safety Director with serious reportable event investigation. Maintains regulatory compliance in areas of patient safety. Completes mandatory reporting requirements to local, state, and federal agencies as delegated. Uses recognized methods to identify gaps in processes and assist departments to implement strategies to increase the delivery of safe patient care. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have clinical knowledge to conduct thorough investigations of patient safety events.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Current State of Texas RN Licensure. Associates Degree in Nursing or higher or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with ten (10) years of nursing experience. Or non-licensed person with a minimum of five (5) years of patient safety experience in a hospital setting.
Work Experience: Two (2) years healthcare experience as a Registered Nurse or LVN with ten (10) years of nursing experience. A health care provider with two (2) years of experience in risk management, patient safety, or quality management related activities preferred, not required. Or non-licensed person with a minimum of five (5) years of patient safety experience in a hospital setting.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing/Composing; Reports
Other Skills: Analytical; Mathematics; Medical Terms; Research; Statistical; P.C.
Advanced Education: Advance Training/Specialty: Patient Safety certification (CPPS) within 2 years of employment. Bachelor's Degree (Major): Master's Degree (Major):
Work Schedule: Weekends; Holidays; Flexible; Travel
Internal Number: 151548
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.