Specialist Patient Safety - Patient Safety

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Day
Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p

Penn State Health is seeking a Patient Safety Specialist to join our team in a high impact role! 

The Patient Safety Specialist will assess patient safety issues across the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Medical Group, including investigation, cause analysis, and the associated improvement projects to advance patient safety and reduce risk. Our talented patient safety professional will manage a portfolio of patient safety projects, monitor and evaluate clinical processes for the safe delivery of care, and present to hospital leadership. As a collaborator, the Patient Safety Specialist will partner with clinical areas to improve patient safety and educate caregivers and staff in patient safety sciences and methodologies. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an adept problem solver who thrives in a collaborative environment where their work makes a direct impact on the lives of others. 

A versatile position, the patient safety specialist will perform in-depth review of patient safety event reports and will expand upon their project management and facilitation skills by leading and implementing improvement projects. As a subject matter expert, this individual will build relationships with leaders throughout the organization and gather the right teams together to work through problems that impact patient safety. 

Penn State Health offers exceptional benefits beginning day one, outstanding time off programs to ensure that our employees enjoy life/work balance, and tuition benefits to help you grow and advance in your career! 


Bachelors Degree in healthcare required 

3 years clinical practice required 

2 years of progressive leadership or project management experience required Certification in Patient Safety must be obtained within 2 years of hire 


Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine. 

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained