Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 102869
Recruiter Contact: email@example.com
Clinic/Department: 8551 PAH SAFETY
Hospital: PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
Schedule: Full Time
The Safety Manager will manage, plan, facilitate, and advise hospital leadership on issues relating to Environment of Care, Emergency Management, and Security. The Safety Manager will help ensure compliance with requirements of the following: The Joint Commission (TJC) Environment of Care (EC) and Emergency Management (EM), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication standard and injury investigation and reduction efforts, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code and related standards (life safety education, fire drills, and compliance assistance and documentation review), and local and state fire authorities.
The Safety Manager will also serve as the on-site security contact and facility contract liaison with the security vendor(s).
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Science, or related discipline.
Minimum Experience Requirements
5 years of experience in a safety-related role within a healthcare organization, including comprehending, interpreting, and implementing procedures and programs in compliance with hospital guidelines and healthcare regulatory agencies.
Current working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required.
A current working knowledge of The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid, NFPA, and/or OSHA standards and regulations is preferred.
Employee management experience is preferred.
FEMA Incident Command, Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, or other strongly related certifications, preferred.
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Manage, plan, facilitate and advise hospital leadership and staff on issues relating to the safety and security of the facility.*
Conduct an annual and comprehensive risk assessment and program review for the EC, EM, and Security. Develop a formal report, and present the report to the EC Committee, the hospital leadership team, and to the Board of Trustees/Quality Committee of the Board.*
Direct responsibility for development and maintenance of all hospital EC, EM, and Security policies and procedures.*
Conduct EC, EM, and Security program overview presentation at hospital New Employee Orientation.*
Coordinates compliance and performance improvement activities within the EC (e.g. Hazardous Materials and Waste, Medical Equipment, Fire/Life Safety, Utilities...).*
Serve as hospital chairperson of EC/Safety Committee, with direct oversight and potential co-chairperson of related subcommittees (e.g. Safety Patient Handling, Workplace Violence...).*
Conducts safety inspections (typically weekly) to identify risks in the environment and facilitates solutions. Issues are tracked to help identify trends and hospital wide solutions are then facilitated. Results of safety inspections are reported to the EC/Safety Committee.*
Review employee injury/exposure reports and conduct investigations to determine root cause. Develop action plans to help prevent issue from recurring.*
Facilitate the annual hazardous gas survey (testing) in the hospital. Review results, present to department leaders and employees, and develop solutions for issues as needed.*
Direct oversight and responsibility for the written fire response plan. Conducts fire safety education as required (e.g. fire prevention and response annually in the Surgical Services areas).*
Conduct and/or facilitate fire drills as required by code. Fire drills are typically 1 per shift per quarter, in addition to annual fire drills at associated business occupancies and ambulatory care centers under the hospital license.*
Track and trend fire drill performance results, report to the EC/Safety Committee, and develop action plans as needed to address any identified issues.*
Oversee and direct the Interim Life Safety Measures review and implementation during times when the environment does not meet minimum Life Safety Code requirements.*
Conduct and/or facilitate a chemical inventory analysis annually. Update the on-line Safety Data Sheet repository based on the annual analysis and on-going as new chemicals are purchased and as chemicals are retired from use.*
Oversee and facilitate compliance with all required education regarding Hazardous Materials and Waste Management to include EPA/DOT annual training to those responsible for signing waste manifest forms.*
Oversee and facilitate compliance with waste manifest documentation.*
Facilitates compliance activities related to product notices and recalls (e.g. requires regular reports from affected departments – Nutrition, Supply Chain, Bio-Med...).*
Manage the Hazard Communication standard in compliance with OSHA for the hospital.*
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.