Patient Safety Specialist at Nemours in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in General Business 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Nemours/ Dupont Hospital for Children is seeking a Patient Safety Specialist in Wilmington, DE.

The Patient Safety Specialist is responsible for assisting in the management and coordination of the patient safety program. The Patient Safety Specialist will work with the Patient Safety team in analyzing the human, organizational, and system factors contributing to adverse events and work with them to identify and implement risk reduction strategies that promote patient safety. The Patient Safety Specialist leads institutional patient safety improvement activities, participates in the review process of adverse events with clinical teams and works with clinicians and hospital leaders to develop processes and systems to improve patient safety.

This individual is a facilitative leader and engages others to do the right thing to keep patients safe, both in response to analysis of events and prospectively in applying principles of high reliability organizations and in promoting safety behaviors and improved design of work. Also actively teaches and develops educational programs about patient safety, mentors others in work related to patient safety and achieves expected outcomes efficiently and with judicial use of resources. This individual supports a culture of learning and transparency through efforts to ensure that events are reported, escalated, and learnings are disseminated.


RN or previous patient safety experience preferred.

Human factors, error prevention, and cultural/organizational change experience preferred.

No certification, registration or licensure required.

CPPS or equivalent preferred.

At least 3 years experience in an acute health care setting required. Pediatric experience preferred.