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Swedish Health Services Patient Safety Officer - Risk Management in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Patient Safety Officer (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Risk Management at Swedish Shared Services in Seattle, WA.

Responsible for patient safety with primary responsibilities related to support of the Swedish patient safety team as well as support of the Culture of Safety Initiative. The patient safety role includes being a member of Swedish organizational response to quality variances and having or developing skills to evaluate variance reports, perform root cause analysis and Healthcare Failure Mode Effect Analysis and investigations for serious safety events in support of the patient safety program. Participate and lead quality and safety meetings throughout the organization.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Identify high-risk areas through Root Cause Analysis (RCA), case investigations, e-QVR referrals, phone referrals, incidents/accidents, and other relevant data sources.

  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to identify “root causes,” risk reduction strategies, and improvement strategies.

  • Conduct interviews with physicians, independent practitioners, managers, clinical nurse specialists, and staff in order to identify case specific details and to develop a complete understanding of events.

  • Develop support systems for staff and physicians involved in unanticipated events.

  • Review records, researches cases, and create formal documentation of adverse events and sentinel events.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Baccalaureate degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing or must actively pursue and attain a BSN within six years of hire

  • 2 years clinical experience

  • Project management experience

  • Experience in change management with internal & external customers including physicians, staff, managers, and directors

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing, Business, Education, Hospital Administration or equivalent educ/experience

  • Process improvement experience

About Swedish Shared Services:

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Quality Nursing

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 305197