Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities. With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area’s top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery. Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women Certified® (womencertified.com) for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women. With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.
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
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. *
Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)
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