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Penn State Health Specialist Patient Safety - Patient Safety in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Days

Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p

Penn State Health is seeking a Patient Safety Specialist to join our team in a high impact role!

The Patient Safety Specialist will assess patient safety issues across the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Medical Group, including investigation, cause analysis, and the associated improvement projects to advance patient safety and reduce risk. Our talented patient safety professional will manage a portfolio of patient safety projects, monitor and evaluate clinical processes for the safe delivery of care, and present to hospital leadership. As a collaborator, the Patient Safety Specialist will partner with clinical areas to improve patient safety and educate caregivers and staff in patient safety sciences and methodologies.

This is an excellent opportunity for an adept problem solver who thrives in a collaborative environment where their work makes a direct impact on the lives of others.

A versatile position, the patient safety specialist will perform in-depth review of patient safety event reports and will expand upon their project management and facilitation skills

by leading and implementing improvement projects. As a subject matter expert, this individual will build relationships with leaders throughout the organization and gather the right teams together to work through problems that impact patient safety.

Penn State Health offers exceptional benefits beginning day one, outstanding time off programs to ensure that our employees enjoy life/work balance, and tuition benefits to help you grow and advance in your career!

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors Degree in healthcare required

3 years clinical practice required

2 years of progressive leadership or project management experience required

Certification in Patient Safety must be obtained within 2 years of hire

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Knowledge of patient safety and quality improvement methodologies

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners preferred

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained

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