Mercy Medical Center Clinton Safety Manager Full Time in Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Department:

SC101_80020 Safety

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Under general supervision, develops, implements, evaluates and monitors health center wide safety programs with key responsibility for employee, patient, facility and community safety components, Coordinates all aspects of the program to assure compliance with licensing and accrediting agencies as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations as they apply to the entire Mercy Community Health Care System. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Job Description Details:

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Safety Officer

Job Code: 2167

Reports To: Department Director

Pay Grade: PG 24

Dept/Clinic: Safety

FLSA: Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: May 2018

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

Under general supervision, develops, implements, evaluates and monitors health center wide safety programs with key responsibility for employee, patient, facility and community safety components, Coordinates all aspects of the program to assure compliance with licensing and accrediting agencies as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations as they apply to the entire Mercy Community Health Care System. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Develops departmental goals, objectives and operational plans that reflect and actively promote the goals, mission, philosophy and vision of Mercy Medical Center.

3.

Prepares the safety budget and monitors budget variances from approved parameters.

4.

Oversees the development of intra and interdepartmental policies and procedures and monitors implementation and compliance with the Medical Center’s policies.

5.

Facilitates and coordinates compliance with requirements and standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies and local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

6.

Develops, coordinates, and conducts safety orientation programs for new employees and mandatory in service programs for existing employees . Serves on the Accident Investigation Committee to review and address all associate injuries, including mitigation measures.

7.

Develops, plans, and implements internal and external disaster plans, drills and training to comply with Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements and maintains required documents of all activities.

8.

Develops, plans and implements fire safety activities, including fire drills, fire response education and documentation of all drills and actual fire alarm responses to meet all regulatory standards.

9.

Ensures through annual inspections that all Mercy clinics and off-site facilities are performing required drills, system testing and safety component inspections (i.e. eye wash stations, battery backed emergency lighting, fire alarm and/or suppression and detection system, etc.) and maintaining appropriate documentation.

10.

Collects and interprets data, reviews records, and reports to Safety Committee the safety program ’s effectiveness.

11.

Is responsible for the hazard surveillance programs and assures the prompt reporting of any hazardous situation to the proper department for correction.

12.

Facilitates Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City’s Safety Committee meetings, maintains minutes, distributes minutes housewide and reports activities to committee of the board in compliance with Joint Commission standards.

13.

Maintains state-of-the-art, technical skills by review of professional literature, attendance at continuing education programs and membership in the professional associations.

14.

Researches and assists in initiating necessary programs to ensure compliance with relevant laws.

15.

Is responsible for property/fire insurance renewals and appraisals.

16.

Assists and/or authors and maintains the Statements of Conditions for all Mercy buildings and property for or with Director of Facilities, as directed.

17.

Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.

18.

Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in services.

19.

Is responsible for creating an environment of organizational learning about patient, associate and visitor safety and medical/health care error reduction, supports sharing of knowledge, and foster behavioral changes to improve all who are at Mercy – Sioux City facilities safety. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policy and Procedure.

20.

Employee may periodically be requested to drive.

23.

Serves as back up supervisory services for Manager of Security, overseeing Security Officers, Valet Parking Attendants, and Communication Operators during Manager’s absence.

24.

Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient, visitor and associate safety and reducing risk to all. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policy & Procedure.

25.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

26.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

27.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

28.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

29.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

We support each other in serving our patients and communities. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly. We are fully present. We are all accountable. We trust and assume goodness in intentions. We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health. Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, experience in lieu of education will be considered (two years related experience for one year of formal education). Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of Safety and Risk Management techniques in the healthcare service. Requires a minimum of five years experience in safety management, with a minimum of two years on a healthcare setting preferred. Recommend that incumbent be qualified to sit for either the C.H.S.P. (Certified Healthcare Safety Professional)/A.S.P. (Associate Safety Professional) or C.S.P.(Certified Safety Professional) exam within 3 years. Prefer prior experience in emergency and/or disaster operations and contingency planning. A working knowledge of the various regulatory and insurance agencies. Good human relations, communication, and problem solving skills required to maintain effective working relationships with health center/medical staff, patients/families and external agencies. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a sound working relationship with the area Public Safety Agencies. Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change. May be requested to travel within the Siouxland region. When assigned to travel, a valid drivers license and proof of insurance will be submitted to manager prior to travel. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. This job is categorized as "Light Work". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.