Patient Safety Specialist

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  Carilion Roanoke Memorial Rehab Building
Requisition Number:  109333

Job Summary

Be at your best with an organization that equips you to do so.  Whose people unite in making lives better. At Carilion Clinic, we help communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. As part of our team you can expect professional stability, strong technological resources, and the advancement potential of a regional leader.


This position will work towards reducing preventable patient harm and improving the quality of healthcare. Responsible for coordinating the patient safety activities and its associated entities, including but not limited to,  analyzing  patient safety events and data; conducting event investigations; providing feedback to stakeholders and assisting them in identifying and addressing areas of improvement; and providing SafeWatch educational programs.  Serves as a member resource on event reporting in SafeWatch.


Accurately interprets Patient Safety Event Reports, ensures accuracy of the risk score, follows up with the service and unit level stakeholders to identify opportunities for improvement and tracks and trends this data to provide information and recommendations to Quality and Patient Safety.  Collect, collate, analyze, and display data from event reviews, RCAs and other sources. Disseminate to appropriate committees and individuals for improvement purposes. Assist in preparing and presenting briefings on patient safety events and reporting findings as appropriate.  Compile and track all root cause issues identified; complete and submit reports to management outlining patterns and trends; search for common issues of a recurring systemic nature; and select problems with greatest customer/client impact, uncovering any common contributing causes.


Works in a normal office department. May be required to spend extended periods of time at a computer terminal. Provides support and assistance to team members.  Must be able to communicate medical information and discuss patient safety needs with colleagues.  Position requires a high level of accuracy and organizational skills in dealing with large amounts of data and information for long periods of time.  Requires good writing and reporting skills.


Based in Roanoke, VA, we are an award-winning, community-based network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. Explore how joining a regional leader can enhance your ability to learn, grow, and succeed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma, Associates degree preferred or a minimum of three years comparable work experience required.


Experience: Previous experience in healthcare preferred.


Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Licensed Practical Nurse preferred


Other Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of a variety of PC software, such as, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.



Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

Collaboration: Working together with purpose to achieve shared goals.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.


Requisition Number: 109333 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Carilion Roanoke Memorial Rehab Building 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Monday - Friday
Recruiter: DANA E JOHNSON 
Recruiter Phone: 540-400-4631
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Carilion Total Rewards

What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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