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Patient Safety Specialist, Seattle, WA

Organization: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Category: Professional
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: March 4, 2020
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Patient Safety Specialist

Professional (non clinical) | Fulltime - Regular | Seattle, WA, US | 40 hours per week

Job Number: 200238
Department: Quality and Patient Safety
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients.

The Patient Safety Specialist works with various members of the organization's workforce, including physicians, nursing, and administration on processes and strategies related to improving patient safety. Coordinates and facilitates the investigation of quality of care concerns identified through the Patient Safety Alert process or other quality review processes. Provides support on quality and patient safety processes to assist section leadership and organizational committees in their pursuit of quality improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, nursing, or a related field; or equivalent.
  • Certification in risk management a plus.
  • Three to five years experience in a clinical setting, preferably in a patient safety and/or risk management capacity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and positively, and manage conflict.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to respond appropriately in stressful situations.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in nursing or a clinical discipline preferred. Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington a plus.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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