The Medication Safety Specialist serves as a subject matter expert regarding safety and improvement science. This position supports quality and safety initiatives designed to improve outcomes and reduce the risk of harm from pharmacological agents and medication related processes. Through the advocation of error reduction and the promotion of high reliability practices, the Medication Safety Coordinator will lead the development of regular statistical reports, analyze trends, report outcomes, facilitate quality teams, and chair workgroups. This person will work closely with Cook Children’s staff, physicians, and leaders along with numerous internal and external multidisciplinary improvement projects which may include SPS, NSQIP, CHA, CHAT, Opioid Stewardship and other collaboratives as indicated.
Advanced clinical, leadership, safety or quality improvement training.
Postgraduate year one or two residency (pediatrics or health-system pharmacy) or 5 + years of experience in clinical practices with demonstrable clinical and leadership skills.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work with all members of the health care team to achieve positive outcomes.
Must be able to adapt to changing healthcare environment and requirements.
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification:
Registered pharmacist with Texas licensure (or eligible - must be obtained within 90 days of employment).
Quality or Patient Safety Certification within 3 years of date of hire.
Internal Number: 52860-45107
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.