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Patient Safety Risk Manager

Date:  Nov 13, 2021

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Corporate and Professional Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  467641

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.


The Patient Safety/Risk Manager facilitates and conducts the activities associated with the patient safety and clinical risk management program. These key functions include but are not limited to health care risk management and patient safety foundational elements such as safety post review and investigation, investigation in-depth, and investigation of the case that may require root cause or apparent cause analyses as well as facilitation of root cause and apparent cause analyses and FMEAs. Facilitates projects identified through safety posts, common causes, industry trends, or other means and acts as an active participant in department meetings and develops strong relationships with key leaders (nursing, physician, and operational) throughout the health system.




- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, or a clinically related field of study from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Education: -

Master’s Degree in Nursing, Risk Management, or a related field of study from an accredited college or university.



- 2 plus years of risk management and/or patient safety experience in an acute care facility.

- 3 plus years of clinical experience in an acute care setting.



- Current licensure is required in the applicable fields of study. Licensure must be maintained throughout employment.

- Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction or obtain within 30 days of placement in role.

- Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-100.HCB: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals or obtain within 30 days of placement in role.

- Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations (ICS 200) or obtain within 30 days of placement in the role.

- Certification through a National Accreditation Board in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) or Patient Safety (CPPS) or must be obtained within 36 months from Date of Hire through the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) or other accrediting body.

- RNs Only: Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license. Skills or Special Abilities:

- Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and investigative skills in stressful environments.

- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Must be organized, detailed oriented, and self-motivated.

- Must be able to work effectively as an individual or in an interdisciplinary team setting.

- Must be able to handle stressful environments and apply de-escalation techniques when needed.

- Must have computer skills that include Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access. Ability to perform administrative tasks as needed or assigned.

- Must have the ability to create and maintain organized, confidential, and professionally documented investigative files consistent with department processes.

- Must have a high degree of flexibility and be able to adapt to a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

- Must be able to apply professional judgment as needed to prioritize work to achieve a consistent professional written work product and optimal productivity.

- Must be able to establish effective, respectful, and collegial working relationships with all internal and external customers including but not limited to patients, physicians, employees, students, volunteers, and vendors.

- Excellence in professional etiquette, behavioral standards, dress code, attendance policy, and code of conduct will be demonstrated at all times.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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