Life Safety Tech I - FT - Varies

Support Services Brownsville, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Life Safety Technician I

DEPARTMENT:

Safety

 

Department Director:

FORMULATED: 03/08

Employee Health:

 

REVIEWED:        04/08, 06/2013

Human Resources:

REVISED:           04/08, 06/2010  5/2017, 10/2018  

 

EMPLOYEE’S NAME: ___________________________

 

FLSA STATUS:NON EXEMPT

 

Job Description

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our Mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.

 

VISION:

Our Vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for the communities we serve by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care and excellence.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assist in the development and implementation of hospital-wide safety programs for the facility and engineering department. Individual is responsible for compliance with life safety requirement and Joint Commission Environment of Care Standards as well as other regulating agencies. The incumbent is subject to being on-call 24 hours/7 days a week to respond to emergencies.

 

­POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

       High School/GED Required

       Valid Texas Driver’s License & proof of vehicle insurance.

       Computer knowledge is required

       Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.

       Good written and verbal communication skills required.

       Ability to read, write and speak English

       Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians

       Prefer hospital experience

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

       One- two (1-2) years of related experience.

       Demonstrated knowledge of safety-related occupational training as well as local, state, and federal safety regulations or OSHA is considered a plus; and effective communications skills are required.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

       Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others.  Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practice

       Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of hospital, security and safety management programs based on evaluation of organization expertise, applicable law, regulations, and accepted practice; assist in ensuring that the hospital and departments comply with JCAHO, federal, state and local requirements.

       Performs preventative maintenance associated with Life Safety Code and Environment of Care Compliance as assigned.

       Responsible for troubleshooting and repair activities associated with the following

 

  • Infant Security System
  • Access Control System (s)
  • Nurse Call System(s)
  • Paging System(s)
  • Video Surveillance Systems (s)
  • Basic Fire Monitoring System (s)
  • Fire/Smoke Door Preventative Maintenance and Repair
  • Other work orders as assigned

 

       Assist the safety officer responsible for directing the ongoing organization-wide process to collect information about deficiencies and opportunities for the improvement in environmental of care management programs.

       Prepares, assist and submits daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual management reports for hospital administration and outside regulatory agencies.

       May be asked to assist the Safety Committee to facilitate the reporting of issues and occurrences for the hospital, engineering and facilities department; consults with staff on a wide variety of safety issues, policies, concerns including waste management, hazardous material control and security issues.

       Implements, with appropriate staff, safety committee recommendations and monitors the effectiveness of the recommendations and recommends corrective action.

       Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the safety and training programs for the facility and engineering department.

       Maintains training records for the department; may be asked to ensure that appropriate training is given to critical staff for JACHO compliance.

       May be ask to responds to employees safety concerns by examining safety issues, preparing corrective actions and ensuring appropriate follow-up.

       Oversees and ensures compliance with certification aspects associated with JCAHO, OSHA and other regulatory agencies not met by other departmental positions.

       May serve as a resource to departments in developing safe working habits and maintaining a safe work environment.

       May be required to perform other duties as assigned by management or administration.

 

LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Life Safety Tech II, III, Manager, Director

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence through Knowledge and Safety & Social Conscience.

 

AGE SPECIFIC:

Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit.  The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.  

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA)

A.Essential Duties:Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.

 

The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position: 

Light/moderate lifting up to 50 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height. 

Yes

Kneeling

Yes

Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 50 lbs.

Yes

Walking

Yes

Light/moderate carrying up to 30 lbs.

Yes

Standing/Squatting

Yes

Straight pulling

Yes

Sitting

Yes

Pulling hand over hand

Yes

Pushing

Yes

Repeated bending

Yes

Stooping/Bending

Yes

Reaching above shoulder

Yes

Climbing Stairs

Yes

Simple grasping

Yes

Climbing Ladders

No

Dual simultaneous grasping

Yes

Depth Perceptions needed

Yes

Ability to see

Yes

Identify Colors

Yes

Operating office equipment

Yes

Twisting

Yes

Operating mechanical equipment

Yes

Crawling

No

Ability to read and write

Yes

Ability to Count

Yes

Ability to hear verbal communication without aid

Yes

Operating Personal Vehicle

Yes

Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication

Yes

Other:  Ability to deal with stress

Yes

OSHA Category

I

 

 

B.Working Conditions:  The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.  The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents. 

 

C.Occupational Exposure:OSHA Category I.  Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.  All procdures or other job related tasks that involve contact with blood, body fluids, tissue or potential for spills or splashes of them are category I tasks.

D.Aptitudes:HIGH1           2           3           4           5           6LOW

 

Intelligence:  General learning ability:  The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles.  Ability to reason and make judgments.  3

 

Verbal:Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively.  To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly.                3

 

Numerical:Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.  2

 

Spatial:Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects.  Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms.  2

 

Form Perception:Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines.   3

 

Clerical Perception:Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation.  2

 

Motor Coordination:  Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly.               3

 

Finger Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.  To work with fingers in placing and turning motions.              3

 

Manual Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.  To work with hands in placing and turning motions.              3

 

Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli.              3

 

Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color.  To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately.              3

 

 

I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform.

 

Employee Signature:________________________________Date:____________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.