Nurse Patient Safety Specialist

Position: Nurse Patient Safety Specialist

Job ID: 155799

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PW - QUALITY

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Weekdays

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility and one of a select few hospitals nationwide that provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high-quality, expert health care. Offering a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, the Pavilion for Women is connected to Texas Children’s Hospital via a two-story circular sky bridge to enhance patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to other pediatric subspecialists. Three private OB/GYN practices, The Family Fertility Center, The Menopause Center and The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry are all housed here. Additionally, we also recently opened a community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Patient Safety Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will coordinate hospital-wide Patient Safety data, evaluate adverse events through root cause analyses, facilitate safety initiatives, provide proactive risk assessments, and assist the Patient Safety Officer and Assistant Director in integrating improvements in patient safety into clinical operations.


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Responsibilities :

  • Helps develop an institutional culture of safety and non-punitive reporting
  • Works in conjunction with Risk Management and Hospital Departments in the design and implementation of an integrated reporting strategy for incident and other event reports
  • Coordinates all incoming incidents identified through the incident reporting system, other discrete systems, verbal reports, and sentinel event tracking
  • Develops reports with the identified opportunities for improvement including opportunity, process owner, and rational for selection
  • Identifies the key quality measures to be tracked on a routine basis within clinical departments/services
  • Designs and implements a plan for reporting the key performance measures and the identified opportunities for improvement to the principal Performance Improvement Committees and Leadership Committees of the Hospital
  • Coordinates the Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) in collaboration with the Patient Safety Officer, Risk Management, Legal and the Director of Quality & Safety
  • Provides staff education to nurses, physicians, and committees regarding patient safety, non-punitive reporting, and error prevention


  • Master’s degree in a health-related discipline, public health, quality systems management, or business administration required
  • RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact required
  • 3 years clinical experience required

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