Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 4/11/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 4119.70220 Risk Management


Under the direct supervision of the CQO, effectively analyzes safety event reports, initiates investigations, and identifies process improvement opportunities. The Patient Safety Specialist is specialized in data management while qualified to facilitate process improvement when needed. Interfaces with internal and external clients to identify organizational vulnerabilities and intervenes accordingly while providing care and compassion to peers, patients, and families. Presents pertinent information to key stakeholders, organizes meetings, and follows policy and departmental instructions.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

  1. High School Diploma/ GED Required
  2. Bachelor’s Degree Required
  3. Minimum 3 years work experience in a clinical hospital setting required.
  4. Experience in patient safety/quality management and/or facilitating interdisciplinary improvement teams in a healthcare setting or other relevant experience.
  5. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook email, use of telephone with advanced clerical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  6. Strong ability to track data, analyze and interpret numbers, and make recommendations based on data synthesis in a clear and logical representation to management and peers.
  7. The ability to work with diverse teams representing various disciplines and all levels of staff.
  8. The ability to problem-solve, make independent decisions, formulate reports, perform statistical analysis, and interpret data.
  9. Able to effectively communicate in oral and written English.
  10. Able to effectively navigate the electronic health record.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Nursing Informatics, Information Technology, Business, or degree related to applicable department preferred.
  2. Two (2) years of experience working directly with online safety-event reporting systems and/or experience facilitating quality improvement in a healthcare setting.
  3. Minimum one- five years’ experience in a hospital setting.
  4. Minimum one year in a hospital Quality or Patient Safety role.
  5. Certified Patient Safety Specialist or other appropriate certificate (within 5 years of hire)

Additional Information

About Steward Health Care

Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers with unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician-owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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