Safety Manager/Director of Safety - FT - Days - Safety

Directors and Executives (Nursing and Non-Nursing) Edinburg, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Safety leads in the development and implementation of hospital-wide safety programs. Individual is responsible for compliance with life safety, Environment of Care and Emergency Management Joint Commission requirements as well as other regulating agencies

 

POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

      Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Safety or related field.

      Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) or Certified Healthcare Facilities Manger Certification preferred

      Prefer national certification and/or professional organization membership

      Computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. 

      Good written and verbal communication skills required.

      Some evening or weekend work will be required

      Bilingual – English/Spanish.

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

      5 years experience in a healthcare environment, preferably in a Risk Management and/or Patient Safety environment

      5 years experience in a nursing critical care service area in a hospital setting

      Knowledge of hospital operations

      Experience in patient safety prevention and hospital safety needed

      Skill in establishing a balanced perspective on mission effectiveness and business results is critical.

      Knowledge of State, Federal, and JCAHO regulations.

      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 RESPONSIBILITES:

      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.

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

      Coordinates 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 Joint Commission (Environment of Care), federal, state and local requirements.

      The Safety Director is 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.

      Coordinates the Efforts of the Environment of Care Committee and insures that all activities are documented.

      Assist the Environment of Care 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.

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

      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 Joint Commission, 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.

      Responsible for the organizations Emergency Management Program

      Environment of Care Policy and Procedure maintenance

      Comprehensive Risk Assessments

      Other duties as assigned