Job Code: 00073-100880
No WeekendsPatient Safety Director - Medical City Fort Worth
Advance a patient safety program that promotes a culture of safety and the elimination of avoidable harm. Systems Thinking and Reliable Design Expectations
Identification and Mitigation of Patient Safety Risk Expectations:
- Prevent future harm by initiating and overseeing proactive evaluation and redesign of systems to improve care processes (e.g. forcing functions, checklists, error causation thinking, human factors, applied informatics, culture).
- Support improved outcomes by emphasizing both appropriate behaviors and robust systems that include concise accountability measures and follow-up.
- Improve consistent delivery of evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm by focusing on reliability and applying the principles of reliable design.
- Reduce variation in care delivery. Partner with the Patient Safety Organization to explore identified variations when appropriate.
- Utilize alerts and best practices (e.g. Sentinel Event Alerts) to perform gap assessments and implement strong actions that will alleviate identified gaps.
Safety Culture Advancement Expectations:
- Effectively report, investigate, and analyze patient safety incidents, medical errors and potential risks in the facility.
- Facilitate thorough and credible serious event analysis that result in strong sustainable improvement strategies.
- Facilitate thorough and credible failure mode effect analysis to identify and mitigate unintended adverse patient outcomes and evaluate effectiveness of process changes.
- Perform Patient Safety Rounds that identify patient safety risks. Empower staff to identify and participate in resolution of patient safety concerns.
- Coordinate disclosure of serious events to patients and/or families in accordance with organizational policy and regulations.
- Assure timely reporting of Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP) to the Patient Safety Organization.
- Actively participate in PSO learning collaboratives. Ensure implementation of best practices, alerts, and updates to drive patient safety improvement.
Patient Safety Education Expectations:
- Champion completion of Culture of Safety Survey.
- Facilitate analysis of culture of safety survey results such that data-driven action plans lead to targeted outcomes.
- Support and encourage harm reporting throughout the organization through a nonpunitive just event reporting system.
- Provide feedback that acknowledges both the value of event reporting and review of reported events.
- Facilitate thorough and credible review of events that address both system and individual accountability.
Partnership with Executive and Clinical Leaders Expectations:
- Include patient safety in new hire orientation presentation (e.g. PSO membership, reporting expectations, safety culture)
- Provide ongoing education to leaders, clinicians and staff on the science of safety (high reliability, effective communication, sustaining awareness/alertness) and patient safety initiatives.
Patient and Family Engagement Expecations:
- Work with facility leaders and managers to ensure thorough, credible and timely event management.
- Join with facility leaders to identify and hardwire behavioral norms that promote a culture of safety.
- Work with facility leaders to ensure understanding of and compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals.
- Partner with facility leadership to establish activities that enable and sustain an open and fair environment promoting learning, safe systems, and appropriately managing behavioral choices related to patient safety (e.g. Patient Safety Rounds, Event Response, Disclosure).
- Partner with Quality to complete the NQF Safe Practices section of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
Measureable Reduction in Avoidable Harm Expectations:
- Engage patients/families when appropriate in the patient safety program.
- Seek input from patients/families involved in harm or close call events as appropriate.
Risk Management/Claims Activities (if not otherwise assigned)
- Oversee the management and use of event information to benchmark and track progress to zero avoidable harm.
- Provide analysis and identifying trends from reports (e.g. event reports, SHARP report, Service Line Dashboards) to track progress of improvement strategies. Spread and sustain improvement.
- Present informative and actionable patient safety reports to appropriate committees to include high level presentations to Leadership, Medical Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. Include the patientâ€™s story of harm.
Medical City Fort Worth is a 320 bed MAGNET Designated hospital located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. Medical City Fort Worth serves as a tertiary referral center for Tarrant County and numerous counties within a 90-mile radius. Medical City Fort Worth has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, and an Accredited Comprehensive Stroke program. Established in 1974, Medical City Fort Worth is part of Medical City Healthcare, one of the regionâ€™s largest, most comprehensive health care providers.
- Work with defense legal counsel to coordinate the investigation, processing and defense of claims against the facility; records, collects, documents, maintains, and provides to defense attorneys any requested information and documents necessary manage facility claims while maintaining privilege of PSWP
- Notify HCI of all actual and potential claims
- Work with security on procedures to reduce the frequency and/or minimize the severity of property loss or assets
- Contract Review
- Manage non-HCI cases: accept/process subpoenas, visitor events, property loss or theft, etc.
- Offering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, kidney transplant surgery, and emergency care
- Accredited by The Joint Commission
- Our greatest honor doesnâ€™t come just from awards. It comes from helping people live happier, healthier lives through cutting-edge diagnostic treatment and exceptional patient care.
- Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required; If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within 12 months of hire
- Other licenses/certifications required by State
- Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Healthcare related field required. Masterâ€™s Degree preferred
- Clinical background required
- Three to five years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality preferred. Healthcare experience should be recent and within a clinical setting such as Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center, etc.
Last Edited: 04/18/2018