Patient Safety Associate

Chambersburg, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 71418

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Patient Safety Officer, promotes an environment of safe care for patients by supporting patient safety initiatives. Works with leadership, healthcare providers, and hospital staff to analyze and improve clinical care practices. In accordance to applicable regulatory and legislative requirements ensures completeness and timeliness of patient safety reported data. Promotes and guides the organization towards a Just Culture Model.


Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Reviews and prepares patient safety events reported in the hospital’s safety reporting system for submission to Pennsylvania Safety Reporting System (PSRS).
  2. Ensures timely reporting of all required events to PSRS.
  3. Advocates the effective use of the safety reporting system to minimize blame and retribution and emphasize systems improvements.
  4. Operates and maintains safety reporting system ensuring accuracy and completeness of data.
  5. Provides and advises hospital staff of reporting system capabilities and functionality.
  6. Collaborates with Patient Safety Officer to identify and facilitate necessary practice changes based on clinical and administrative data and current research findings.
  7. In collaboration with the Patient Safety Officer and Senior Leadership, participates in patient safety initiatives, such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Focused Discussions and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for investigation of patient safety events.
  8. Supports the hospital patient safety program through facilitation of the Daily Safety Brief.
  9. Drives and supports the organization towards a Just Culture Model.




  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 5 years
    • Strong Excel and computer skills


  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree preferred


  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Allied Health experience, computer science, mathematics


  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills; knowledge of state and national patient safety regulations
James Kane
James Kane
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland, and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

Franklin County is in the heart of South-Central Pennsylvania where you'll find mountains, lakes, and a picturesque countryside coupled with theater, music, skiing, hunting, fishing, and much more. We're in the heart of America's fruit orchards, so peaches, apples, and lots of other local produce are available close by. The area features local wineries and breweries, along with a vibrant arts scene at the historic Capitol Theatre and Totem Pole Playhouse. Franklin County merges the best of small-town friendliness with easy access to metropolitan areas. (Patient population: 154,000)