Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Senior Patient Safety Specialist (SPSS) participates in the implementation of the Patient Safety Plan throughout Harris Health System. The SPSS supports the Patient Safety Director with serious reportable event investigation, training and collaborating with organization staff to streamline and improve processes leading to improved patient safety. Additionally, the specialist will manage grievance investigation and response, taking call for Risk & Patient Safety emergencies, and assist with oversight, evaluation and improvements to regulatory compliance in areas of patient safety. The SPSS completes mandatory reporting requirements to local, state, and federal agencies as delegated and uses recognized methods to identify gaps in processes and assists departments in implementing strategies to increase the delivery of safe patient care. The SPSS applies expert clinical knowledge, experience and critical thinking skills to conduct thorough investigations of patient safety events.

Minimum Qualifications

Degree:
a) Bachelor's (BSN)
b) Master's in Nursing or healthcare related field (preferred)

Licenses & Certification:
a) RN
b) CPPS / CPHRM / CPHQ: Required (one of them)

Work Experience:
a) 5 Years of Experience: Clinical patient care required
b) 2 Years of Experience: Charge Nurse (preferred)

Management Experience:
a) 2 Years of Experience: Manager or above (preferred)

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies:
a) MS Word
b) MS PowerPoint
c) MS Excel
d) MS Outlook

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
a) Analytical
b) Mathematics
c) Medical Terms
d) Research
e) Statistical: At least basic level knowledge

Work Schedule:
a) Weekends
b) Holidays
c) Flexible
d) Travel
e) On Call
f) Telecommute

Application Instructions

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