The Specialist Patient Safety - RN Registered Nurse is responsible to assess for patient safety issues, including investigation, cause analysis, and the associated improvement projects to advance patient safety and reduce risk. Manage a portfolio of patient safety projects, monitor and evaluate clinical processes for the safe delivery of care. Present to hospital leadership and partner with clinical areas to improve patient safety. Educate caregivers and staff in patient safety sciences and methodologies.
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
Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners preferred
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