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Patient Safety Specialist in the United States

How much does a Patient Safety Specialist earn in the United States? The average Patient Safety Specialist salary in the United States is $63,494 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $54,562 and $73,644. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Assists in the development and implementation of patient safety programs. Gathers data detailing patient-related errors and conducts analysis for management detailing the cause of the error. Recommends changes, policies, or programs that could prevent future errors. Gives presentations and training programs meant to increase awareness of patient safety initiatives. Tests patient-safety knowledge of employees and recommends changes to training programs. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.

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  1. This Job:

    Patient Safety Specialist

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Patient Safety Manager

    5 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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