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This position has been filled – Safety Manager – Dell Children\’s Medical Center – Austin, TX

Responsibilities

1. Implements, monitors, or enforces the existing safety culture, policies, and procedures to meet the unique requirements of assigned sites.

2. Oversees the implementation of Seton Safety directives and philosophy and directs substantive changes to maintain current physical safety and emergency management programs with maximum efficiency.

3. Collaborates with Network Safety Officers in regards to safety and emergency management issues and requirements.

4. Develops Emergency Management Program, to include liaison and coordination with local, regional, and Federal planning groups. Participates in site trauma certification and re-certification.

5. Manages Federal and State Grant monies associated with Emergency Management, including creating budget, capital allocation, spending plans, and establishing inventory management processes.

6. Fully supports and manages site Safety; including Associate Safety and Emergency Management programs through coordination, collaboration, and integration with clinical systems and processes.

7. Identifies, supports, and enforces management issues relative to safety and policies, standards, and procedures. Interacts with local code enforcement authorities and regulatory agencies to manage organizational compliance.

8. Conducts on-going assessments in the implementation of safety policies.
Conducts special studies to evaluate and improve specific areas such as HIPPA, physical security systems, safety systems, and internal and external threat procedures. Uses audits and assessments to direct quality improvement efforts in related practices.

9. Develops and supports the deployment of site specific internal and external disaster readiness and business continuity efforts for site of responsibility.

10. Conducts an ongoing program of physical inspections and surveys at assigned facilities, evaluating the physical and procedural protective measures in effect or required at the location.

11. Recommends process improvement activities to support facility safety programs to meet established safety standards. Recommends corrective action for substandard conditions or to eliminate unwarranted or overly costly safety features.

12. Reviews and assesses performance aspects to assure activities are conducted in accordance with Seton orders as well as safety and emergency management plans. Assures progress and accomplishment of physical safety and program objectives as specified in Seton Policies and Procedures.

13. Coordinates and/or performs initial investigations regarding potential violations of law or regulation and other matters of interest to safety.

14. Supports and participates in investigations conducted by management, Federal and State law enforcement agencies, OSHA, and the Joint Commission. Provides technical testimony as required in administrative or court hearings concerning areas of responsibility.

15. Serves as primary focal point for coordination of notification of physical safety and emergency management incidents received through the Seton Safety Event Reporting System, and ensures that appropriate Seton management is notified.

16. Supports safety and emergency management plans, maintenance of facility status, and resolution of survey deficiencies for assigned non-hospital locations.

17. Reviews and makes recommendations on program segments of the site emergency response plan related to physical safety and preparedness response.

18. Implements and monitors the site Environment of Care and Emergency Management System in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and under the direction of the Director of Safety and Emergency Management.

19. Leads and manages site safety including orientation, training, and scheduling work improvements. Provides technical direction and sets work expectations and time frames.

20. Ensures the work environment is as free as possible from recognized job-related safety, health, and environmental hazards that might cause injury, illness, or environmental harm.

Minimum Qualifications (no flexibility, candidate must meet all)
Associate’s degree in industrial hygiene, environmental health and safety, or another safety-related field is required. Bachelor’s degree in environmental health and safety, management, or public safety is preferred.

Seven (7) years of related experience is required. Preferred degree may substitute for two (2) of the required years of experience.

Experience managing day to day operations in a safety and emergency response situation is required, and experience conducting education/training in safety and emergency response plans is required.

Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional, or Certified Safety Professional certification is required within one (1) year of employment.

Valid Texas state driver’s license and no felony criminal history are required.

Skills
Knowledge and experience of investigative and audit techniques is required. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and other word processing systems is required. Ability to conduct comprehensive preliminary investigations and audits of incidents or operations is required. Ability to prepare reports of these investigations and audits, to prepare and present testimony at administrative or court hearings. Must be able to attend and become competent in OSHA’s 10 Hour course, the Joint Commission’s “EOC Course”, National Fire Protection Association’s “Life Safety 101 and 99 Courses”, and other applicable training requirements.

Serious candidates should apply online at www.seton.net/careers job number 039992

Questions may be directed to ccarter@seton.org

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