Location: Miami, Florida
Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring safety programs and initiatives for Nicklaus Children's Health System entities. Oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive physical environment safety program and is responsible for compliance with accreditation/regulatory standards and licensing regulations related to the program. Provides expertise in conducting safety assessments; coordinates the activities of the Environment of Care/Physical Environment Committee; educates staff on their roles and responsibilities relative to the environment of care; revises required education and promotes a safe, functional, and supportive environment within the Health System. Serves as the designated Safety Officer for the Health System Entities.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Health Care or related field required
- Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (other environmental, radiation, fire, safety, health or industrial hygiene credential or training certifications will be considered) within 24 months of hire date
- 7-10 years healthcare facility experience with a focus on Environment of Care and Life Safety Compliance or equivalent
- Extensive experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives required
- Master's Degree in a related field preferred
- Advanced knowledge, creation, implementation and understanding of safety, health, and environmental regulatory standards
- Demonstrated expert knowledge of Environment of Care & Life Safety standards/practices and applicable regulatory requirements
- Advanced experience in the practice and implementation of quality improvement concepts, methodologies and tools, and the importance of data performance improvement and dashboards
- Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA, DNV GL, CMS, ISO 9001, AHCA, NFPA and other regulatory requirements
- Proficiency in word processing, use of spreadsheet software, and development of presentations
- Ability to assume responsibility for managing and updating existing health and safety programs, projects, and tasks
- Advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements and technical issues
- Excellent interpersonal, critical thinking, and written communication skills
- Ability to negotiate effectively
- Able to exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment in identifying non-compliance issues/concerns
- Effective decision-making and demonstrate creativity in problem-solving
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- Ability to read and understand plans, blueprints, and specifications
- Able to perform without close supervision; ability to interact with all levels of the healthcare system including but not limited to senior leaders and board members
- Ability to respond quickly in a fast paced environment
- Able to travel to off-site locations
- Able to work On-Call as required
Job Specific Duties:
- Provides expertise and support for the team of individuals charged with oversight and coordination of Environment of Care (EOC) programs.
- Coordinates all activities of the management plans within the Environment of Care for the hospital and system and serves as the Safety Officer.
- Conducts, assesses, and monitors safety, chemical, radiation and environmental hazard inspections related to local, state, and federal codes and standards, including DNV GL/ISO 9001:2015 standards.
- Conducts periodic inspections of all hospital locations for adherence and compliance with Physical Environment oversight.
- Establishes detailed project plans to monitor and track progress. Reviews data provided within the Environment of Care program to make ongoing hospital-wide improvements.
- Coordinates and co-chairs Environment of Care committee meetings, and helps facilitate program components, and applicable changes for improvement.
- Participates in hospital committees, as assigned. Serves as subject matter expert (SME) to other departments.
- Leads/collaborates with the development of departmental and hospital-wide Environment of Care/Physical Environment policies, procedures, plans and goals.
- Provides expert guidance and support to the Director of Environment of Care regarding safety improvement efforts, plans, audits and identified process improvement initiatives.
- Maintains documentation on hazards and follow-up reports along with inspection data.
- Submits completed reports to the Environment of Care Committee concerning findings, recommendations, actions, and monitoring.
- Conducts research, gathers best practice information, and facilitates meetings to assist with Physical Environment program and implementation.
- Assists Risk Management in conducting physical surveys of facilities and compliance with insurer recommendations.
- Participates and/or coordinates completion of any risk assessment/ILSM due to ongoing construction projects and major repairs.
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
ENVIRONMENT OF CARE-1000-850050