Patient Safety Specialist - Critical Care

Position: Patient Safety Specialist - Critical Care

Job ID: 166009

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Quality & Outcomes Mgmt.

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


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.

Think you’ve got what it takes?


  • 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


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
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
  • Critical Care experience preferred
  • Excel & PowerPoint skills preferred 

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