Job Details

Patient Safety Coordinator

Job Number: 527302
Categories: Professional
Location:
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular



Security


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary


Salary Negotiable


Experience and Education


Five (5) years experience in a clinical role. RN with BSN degree program or other health care related field with relevant college degree

Job Duties


1. Review patient and medication event reports in a supporting role for Patient Safety and Medication Safety Managers - a. Help with event report investigation: interviews, summary, collaboration with others to ensure appropriate follow up of patient safety events, and documentation of event reviews and response, for tracking/trending purposes. - b. Helps to collect and analyze data reports for the PIC on all safety related activities. 2. Supports the development and implementation of the patient safety and quality annual goals and targets. - a. With help from manager is able to use data from event reports to identify opportunities for process improvement. - b. Provides staff education regarding risk identification and risk reductions in support of the patient safety manager.
3. Supports RCA process. Understands the Human Factors framework for analysis of events and the TJC framework for RCA and definitions of events requiring RCA. - a. Help in the investigation of events for RCAs - b. Attend RCA and participate in development of PI plan - c. Help with verification that action items from RCAs are documented and implemented in meaningful ways by spending time in clinical care areas soliciting feedback and watching practice in clinical area - d. Prepares reports and presentation for executive leadership, the PIC and the hospital Board. - e. verification that actions are documented and implemented in meaningful ways.
4. Assist Medication Safety Pharmacist with follow ups that are required for med events.
5. Support Quality and Safety Committees: - a. attend medication safety committee and work closely with nursing in this regard. - b. Help with special projects for medication safety such as monitoring of moderate sedation, use of ETCO2 monitoring etc. - c. Help with EHR optimization for safety - d. Help with lab nursing partnership committee and projects that arise there.


**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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