General Description of Duties:
The purpose of this position is to implement and administer a safety program addressing all areas of operations in compliance with State and Federal OSHA requirements to ensure a safe workplace for all employees, patients and visitors. The Safety Manager is responsible for providing guidance and direction for the planning, implementation and operation of the organizations environment of care.
Ability to work unsupervised.
Works under the direction of:
Vice President of Administrative Services.
Supports safety initiatives through direct participation on committees/task forces.
Quality Improvement Committee.
Safety / Risk Management Committee.
Conduct safety surveys and inspections of various facilities.
Review and formulate policy and organizational changes; making recommendations for final approval through the Safety / Risk Management Committee.
Authority to stop or prohibit any operation considered to be unsafe.
Plans, develops, and presents educational trainings designed to minimize the frequency and reduce the severity of actual and potential safety hazards throughout the facility.
Complies with various codes, laws, rules and regulations including those mandated by state and federal agencies.
Coordinates for Site Safety Team Leaders through coaching, feedback, and continued training activities to assist them in developing skills necessary to execute their health & safety responsibilities.
Manage safety related communication flow and coordination between departments.
Act as consultant to the leadership team for all safety and health issues.
Lead and/or participate in problem solving activities regarding safety and process concerns.
Recommend and implement the resolution of corrective actions to facilitate continuous improvement in Health & Safety programs.
Develop, promote, and maintain a Health & Safety Management system including policies, programs, and processes designed to identify hazards.
Works with Risk Manager and Quality Director managing Adverse Events relating to safety incidents.
Chairs Safety/Risk Management Committee.
Qualifications for Appointment:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong knowledge of applicable federal and state safety & health regulations.
Knowledge of safety management principles and practices.
Well-developed interpersonal skills, good analytical skills, leadership skills.
Highly proactive and self-motivated.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Moderate to advanced computer skills.
Ability to communicate clearly.
Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.
Bachelor Degree in health care related field
1 to 3 years proven experience in the healthcare environment.
Experience in the functions of organizing, training and management.
This job description is not intended to be an inclusive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.