Providence Health & Services Patient Safety Specialist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Patient Safety Specialist to work in NE Portland at the Providence Groth Building. This position will work closely with directors, managers and nursing teams in the hospital to identify safety events, develop root cause analysis of the events, and create and implement action plans to reduce future risk.

We're looking for a nurse with strong analytical skills who is extremely detail oriented and has a great interpersonal and political savvy.

In this position, you will:

  • Develop and administer programs and interventions that support a safe environment for patients of Providence Health & Services Oregon.

  • Through proactive risk assessment, event investigation, and data analysis, identify risk areas and mitigation strategies.

  • Provide consultation and education to members of the care delivery team to help create an environment of continuous quality and process improvement.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon state Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • Bachelor degree in nursing

  • 5 years of acute care experience in a progressively responsible position requiring contact with various departments is essential

  • Must be a self-starter

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and professional medical staff

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree

  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) or Health Care Quality (CPHQ)

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, 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 & Patient Safety

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 170827