Centura Health Safety Officer in Castle Rock, Colorado

Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is a new, 50-bed acute care hospital (opened in 2013) and Level III Trauma Center providing comprehensive health care to the greater Castle Rock community and surrounding areas. From experienced emergency services to delivering babies in our innovative and comfortable Birthplace, this hospital was built as a true community partnership between Centura Health and the people of Castle Rock. In the short time since it has been open, area residents not only look to this hospital for care, but enjoy visiting its community gardens, outdoor spaces and restaurant. The ER is one of the busiest in the area and staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained emergency nurses. We have on-site imaging that includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography as well as on-site laboratory services. If you are looking for the close-knit feel of a modern, neighborhood hospital in a picturesque, family-oriented community that offers the very best of Colorado living, we invite you to explore our opportunities. For more information about Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, visit http://www.castlerockhospital.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 131544_

_Recruiter Contact:_ BlairFogoros@centura.org

*Clinic/Department: 8551 CAH SAFETY *

_Hospital:_ *CASTLE ROCK ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

The Safety Officer will develop, coordinate, and monitor programs to assure compliance with requirements of The Joint Commission Environment of Care (EC) and Emergency Management (EM), OSHA (e.g. hazard communication, injury investigations, and injury reduction efforts), and NFPA (e.g. life safety education, fire drills, and compliance assistance and documentation review). Will also serve as the on-site security contact and facility contract liaison.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in the Safety/Safety Management or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • Three to five years of experience in Emergency Management, Occupational Safety, and/or Fire Safety. With a minimum of 1 year within a healthcare organization

  • Experience in comprehending, interpreting and implementing the requirements of regulatory agencies such as OSHA, TJC, State health statutes regulating Safety and Environmental Health

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills with ability to communicate with al staff, including executives

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

_License/Certifications_

  • Certification in Healthcare Safety, Security, or Emergency Management upon hire or within 6 months of start date.

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of TJC Environment of Care programs for facilities under the hospital’s license. Assesses hospital performance as it relates to the EC and EM standards and identifies areas for improvement. Works with leadership and associates to implement changes. *

  • Helps facilitate the frontline safety committee. Prepares and provides educational programs for associate education in EC and EM. *

  • Manages information, collection and evaluation as it relates to the EC standards. Routinely manages the process to collect and evaluate information about hazards and safety practices, which include environment of care rounds and risk assessments. Assesses problems identified, implements changes and documents process. The safety officer is responsible for making immediate changes or correcting problems when appropriate. *

  • Manages the EM program by monitoring, evaluating developing, training and/or conducting all disaster related activities. Develops and maintains the Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) to assure hospital readiness for hazmat decontamination of patients. Participates in local, regional, and statewide committees addressing EM. Monitors and purchases equipment needed for disaster situations. *

  • Maintains all data and documentation relative to the EC and EM program. Monitors departmental compliance of required safety surveys or safety regulations. Provides the EC and EM committees with progress reports of all standards as required. *

  • Manages and maintains the Hospital Safety Manual and Emergency Operations Plan and related Annexes. Ensures that all policies in safety manual and EOP are revised or reviewed by appropriate departments according to hospital and regulatory requirements. *

  • Coordinates safety programs for orientation, mandatory education, accident prevention, TJC and other regulated and required education for all facilities and staff under the hospital's license. *

  • Continues education by attending classes as it relates to Patient Safety, TJC Environment of Care and Emergency Management programs, and standards etc. *

_Physical Requirements_

  • Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently

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.