Senior Fellow - Institute for Patient Safety - Nurse Executive

Fort Worth, TX
Jul 06, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Senior Fellow - Institute for Patient Safety - Nurse Executive

Institute for Patient Safety - 330080

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Department Overview
In 2015, the Texas Legislature provided initial funding to UNTHSC to establish the Institute for Patient Safety (IPS). Founding Member Institutions included UNTHSC, Texas Christian University, John Peter Smith Health System, and Cook Children's Hospital. The Institute is creating a state-wide approach to decrease harm to patients from medical care by developing collaborative partnerships of patients and families, academic institutions, healthcare systems and community organizations. The goals of the IPS are to improve patient safety and reduce preventable patient harm through education, research, safety improvement, and informing and assisting leaders to adopt patient safety policies.

Position Details
The Institute for Patient Safety Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Senior Fellow to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

Specific Goals and Activities:
* Collaborate and participate with IPS leadership to develop and implement a dynamic and evolving strategic plan.
* Serve as a topical expert and thought leader for the IPS within their discipline.* Strategically develop and maintain working relationships with internal and external individuals and organizations to enhance the mission of the IPS. * Plan, develop, and deliver, educational programs related to quality and patient safety.
* Plan, develop, conduct and publish research related to quality and patient safety.
* Actively participate in the development of extramural funding opportunities for the IPS. Serve as the principle investigator / educator for extramural funding opportunities as appropriate.
* Plan, develop and deliver consulting services sponsored by the IPS. Lead assigned projects.
* Enhance personal professional growth and development by keeping abreast of the latest trends and information in their discipline and the fields of patient safety, health care quality and performance improvement.
* Represent the organization at professional conferences and participate on internal and external committees to enhance the reputation of UNTHSC and IPS.
* As appropriate, directly supervise IPS associates and students.
* Prepare and deliver requested reports regarding IPS activities.
* Complete all reimbursements, requisitions and invoices in a compliant and timely fashion.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) and health care or business related Master's degree required.
* Five (5) years of clinical experience required.
* Eight (8) years of executive nursing leadership experience with a health system or equivalent environment required.
* Five (5) years of experience leading patient safety and quality within a health system or equivalent environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

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Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience

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Monday - Friday

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Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV?

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?

Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis?

Security Sensitive?

Require a valid Texas Driver's License?

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Official Job Title
Senior Fellow

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Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

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