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Job Summary The Vice President, Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management (VP PSCRM) provides strategic leadership for the Harris Health Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management Program reporting to the Associate Chief Medical Officer, Chief Safety and Quality Officer, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer. He or she will oversee a leadership team of Directors, dedicated to patient safety, clinical regulatory compliance, clinical risk management, and clinical performance improvement as it relates to risk mitigation strategies. Accountable for the organizational strategic direction in reduction of clinical errors, implementation of a system of accountability, developing robust knowledge about errors, and leading the cultural transformation to promote and sustain a culture of safety; ensures compliance with full accreditation by DNV and CMS Conditions of Participation for areas of assigned responsibility. The VP PSCRM will collaborate actively with operational, administrative, and clinical leaders across the organization in each of these domains. The VP PSCRM will also work closely with those responsible for Patient Experience and Enterprise Risk Management. The VP PSCRM oversees processes related to adverse event reporting and response, external reporting to regulatory agencies, implementation of a root cause analysis process, and development of appropriate action plans to reduce clinical and regulatory risk, and implementation of hospital-wide safety initiatives. The VP PSCRM plays an important role in representing the patient safety strategy to the responsible oversight committees including the Patient Safety Collaborative and Board of Trustees Quality Committee and serves as the organizations Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Domain Expert. In that capacity, the VP PSCRM participates on regional and national committees and initiatives that align with the Harris Health System's mission.
Degrees Bachelor in Clinical Health Care Related Field Required Master Degree in Clinical Health Care Related Field Required Doctorate in Clinical Health Care related Field (i.e. Nursing, Medical, PhD) Preferred
Licenses & Certifications: Cert Prof in Hlth Care Quality (CPHQ) to be completed within two (2) years of employment Professional license commensurate with educational degree (i.e. RN, MD, PharmD) Certified Patient Safety Officer (CPSO) o be completed within two (2) years of employment ASHRM Enterprise Risk Management Certificate to be completed within one (1) year of employment
Work Experience: Five (5) Years Work Experience of quality/risk management and/or patient safety Five (5) Years of Work Experience in Managing Safety Event Risk Reduction Strategies Ten (10) Years Work Experience in clinical experience
Management Experience: Five (5) Years of Management Experience of quality/risk management or patient safety in a director level role or above
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports
Proficiencies: MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Research, Statistical, Transcription
Work Schedule: Flexible, On-Call, Eligible for Telecommute, Travel, Weekends
Other Requirements: Demonstrates excellent: written and verbal communication skills, computer proficiency, relation management and conflict negotiation problem-solving skills; and use of quality improvement tools and methods
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.