Career Opportunity

Patient Safety Officer
South Lake Tahoe

POSITION TITLE: Patient Safety Officer, Full-time

LOCATION: Barton Health, South Lake Tahoe


  • Provides leadership to support the Patient Safety program through collaboration with internal and external customers to further the culture of safety.
  • Uses evidence-based patient safety methodology to support, develop and implement initiatives across the organization in conjunction with the Director of Patient Safety. 
  • Ensures compliance with mandatory reporting to local, state, federal and regulatory agencies as they relate to patient safety.
  • Reviews event reporting system and analyzes entries to address patient safety concerns and identify trends actively collaborates with involved teams and/or departments.
  • Interacts with internal and external customers across the healthcare organization regarding patient safety culture/concerns and observing for hazard risk reduction opportunities through active rounding and other strategies.
  • Serves in a leadership role as an ambassador to patients and family members through active rounding and service recovery. Participates in state and federal regulatory surveys and survey preparation process.
  • Assesses and documents compliance with Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Serves as a Patient Safety representative both within and external to the organization.
  • Assists with planning and executing Patient Safety department activities.
  • Supports a Just Culture environment and non-punitive error reporting.


Minimum Education

Completion of an accredited Nursing program, Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare


Current California RN license or ability to obtain prior to start date

Current CPR/BLS certification by the American Heart Association (BLS for the Healthcare Provider) or ability to obtain prior to start date

Minimum Experience

Minimum of two years professional level, or greater, healthcare experience required

Excellent critical thinking, data analysis, team building and leadership change management skills preferred

Demonstrates evidence of essential leadership, communication, education, collaboration, and counseling skills

Previous experience with health IT systems and data reports preferred

Previous experience with mobilizing community resources, navigating patients through the healthcare continuum, and working with disparate populations preferred

Ability to identify and implement appropriate patient communication strategies and overcome accessibility barriers, as required


Gia Schrauben

Senior Recruiter | Barton Health

2155 South Ave #20/21

Office Phone:  530-543-5952