Patient Safety Coordinator

    November 29, 2023
    Palm Spring, California
    Job Type


    We are searching for a PATIENT SAFETY COORDINATOR FULL TIME DAYS for Palm Springs CA.

    USD $149,376 to $207,001

    Sign on Bonus: Up to $10,000

    Relocation Assistance Available



    The Patient Safety Coordinator (PSC) works under the direction of the Patient Safety Officer (PSO) and the Chief Quality Officer (CQO) to support the facility-wide patient safety program.  This role will work with others within the facility to focus on process improvements that will support the reduction of medical/health care errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes. This practitioner provides may participate in safety assessments, assist in coordination of the activities of the patient safety committee, educate other practitioners on the system-based cause for medical errors, consult with management and staff, and communicates literature-based ideas regarding effective patient safety strategies to others within the organization.  Key responsibilities of this position also include working with all services to hardwire reliable delivery of healthcare systems that incorporate best practice patient safety methodologies.


    This individual must foster and maintain collaborative relationships with all employees and medical staff in implementing best practices in patient safety. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing patient safety events in the electronic reporting monitoring system (eSRM), tracking and trending like occurrences, participate and/or lead root cause analysis meetings, and complete the root cause analysis documents. Responsible for initiating intense analysis and focused reviews for occurrences that do not reach the level of a sentinel event but require collaborative multidisciplinary involvement to prevent reoccurrence, initiating and monitoring patient safety initiatives, monitoring and ensuring compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) National Patient Safety Goals, educating and updating staff and employees on patient safety initiatives and best practices. This individual works closely with the Patient Safety Officer to ensure all events are appropriately reviewed from a clinical perspective.




    • Active California Nursing license
    • Must have Bachelor’s Degree in patient care related field
    • At least 3 years of experience (five years preferred) within a hospital leadership role
    • Knowledge of Microsoft and expertise in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Experience in leading meetings
    • Strong skills in data interpretation
    • Superior interpersonal skills
    • Strong leadership qualities (task completion, motivation)
    • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks; strong skills in prioritizing and meeting deadlines
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure



    • J.D, or master’s in nursing, Health Services, or Patient Safety
    • Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM)
    • Experience in coordinating root cause analysis and intense analysis




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