Catholic Health Initiatives Supervisor - Environmental Health & Safety (Days) Full Time in HOUSTON, Texas

Supervisor - Environmental Health & Safety (Days) Full Time

Description

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center - A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

POSITION SUMMARY

Is the market subject matter resource on all Environment of Care safety issues for a designated market/hospital: issues may include industrial hygiene, chemical safety and hygiene, construction safety, fire and life safety, environmental protection and general workplace safety. The position is responsible for coordinating within the market all ongoing safety programs, implementation of new safety programs, and developing necessary processes for identifying opportunities for improvement in code compliance relating to Environment of Care issues as outlined in the accreditation standards for Healthcare Organizations. Position reports to Division Manager - Facilities and Safety with direct oversight of daily operations for Safety Specialists at each market.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Licensure Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree - a related field or may substitute an equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum Experience:

  • Five (5) years of experience in health care and safety compliance field.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Code Interpretation – Ability to read, analyze and interpret applicable federal, state and local compliance codes as they relate to healthcare.

  • Quality - Completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Productivity - Efficiently utilizes time by prioritizing work.

  • Customer Service - Upholds organizational and departmental service standards.

  • Decision Making - Displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision.

  • Problem solving skills

  • Able to work well under pressure and on concurrent, multidisciplinary projects

  • Able to work effectively with diverse group of people

  • Must have good written and oral communication skills

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide advice and assistance to all levels of management within the market in the development and application of physical & environmental safety programs, and policies and procedures, in order to comply with all applicable local, state & federal statutes.

  2. Coordinate program compliance structure that is directly related to national and local regulatory requirements, to include Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) health care program requirements.

  3. Conduct audits and assessments to ensure continual compliance with all applicable local, state & federal regulatory agencies, accreditation Environment of Care requirements and CHI St. Luke’s program standards.

  4. Assist in the management of life safety and utility shutdown permitting programs. Provide input and direction for Interim Life Safety Measures and workplace safety requirements for all construction & renovation projects.

  5. Support and advise on all fire and life safety compliance in meeting local, state and federal requirements including International Fire Code (IFC), International Building Code (IBC), NFPA and other local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) requirements.

  6. Participate in EPA Healthcare Program Development and Management to include all waste disposal, recycling, Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) and Moisture Damaged Material (MDM) programs for all market locations.

  7. Coordinate OSHA and general safety regulatory compliance on all market locations and support OSHA Safety Data Sheet (SDS) programs.

  8. Assist with development and management of employee chemical exposure, ergonomics and noise monitoring programs.

  9. Provide input and recommendations concerning safety related accident investigations.

  10. Conduct safety training and orientation(s) as appropriate.

  11. Participate in Hospital Environment of Care committee(s) and other safety related committees or workgroups as needed.

  12. Responsible for management of team members including evaluation of appropriate staffing and structure. Orient, on-board and train new staff members. Timely evaluation of the performance of direct reports. Provide oversight of departmental budget.

  13. Perform other duties as assigned

Job Director/Manager/Supervisor

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule FT

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0178469

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.