Emergency/Safety Management Coordinator

Website https://northernlighthealth.org/Blue-Hill-Hospital

Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

Department: Facilities Management

Position is located: Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

Work Type: Full Time / 8:00am to 4:30pm

To Apply: Emerg/Safety Management Coord


The Safety & Emergency Management Manager manages risks and coordinates risk reduction activities in the physical environment with regards to emergency preparedness and safety. Oversees all BHH & MCH safety programs and emergency management operations in order to maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors, and personnel.  Prepares & manages budgets, oversees quality, provides educational opportunities, develops policies and procedures for Safety and Emergency Preparedness programs. Works closely with the Integrated System Emergency Preparedness Work Group and System Safety Initiatives.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Chair of Safety & Health Committee & participate in other sub committees of this committee such as Emergency Management and Workplace Violence Prevention Committees

Organize meeting agendas and ensure documentation of the meeting with discussions and actions reported based on outcomes of event reports

Recommends & assists with organizing with Materials Management trials of new products to enhance the MO’s safety programs

Disseminates information to Department Directors/Managers and others regarding safety risks to include toxic and hazardous waste and materials, fire related issues, slip trip and falls, etc.

Provides resources for clarification of safety issues

Directs on going organization wide collection of information about deficiencies and opportunities for improvement in the Environment of Care

Develops & recommend new emergency preparedness and safety policies to meet new regulatory requirements or changes in the environment

Ensures timely review and appropriate revision of organization wide safety policies
Develops & recommends new procedures and approaches to safety and loss prevention
based on reports of incidents, accidents and other relevant information

Conducts building and grounds environmental tours on a periodic and regular basis to
detect code violations, hazards and incorrect work practices and procedures as it pertains to safety.

Maintains written reports from committee , departmental representatives on actions
taken by departments and resolution of hazards as it pertains to safety.

Review summaries of deficiencies, problems, failures and user error related to managing
Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials & Waste, Emergency Preparedness, Life Safety, Medical Equipment, and Utility Systems

Participates in the reporting and investigating of all incidents that involve personnel, patients or visitor injury as well as occupational illness or property damages

Ensures quarterly summaries of actions taken as the result of organization wide monitoring
activates including quality improvement & assessment and risk management

Measures and evaluates effectiveness of all major components of the environment of care,
using established goals

Insures the hospital is following state and federal regulations

Meets with the appropriate managers of the Environment of Care functions for
review and evaluation of their programs

Assists Director of Facilities Management with developing a budget for safety related programs
Maintains ongoing Emergency Management & Safety education for self to comply
with updated standards and regulations

Assists with review, development, and participation in safety training for hospital staff
(orientation, annual& skills fair.)

Presents in-services to various departments on request

Assists with the development and revisions of departmental response plans

Oversees the process of the Hazard & Vulnerability Assessment

Leads the hospital in the preparation and completion of the required disaster drills each year meeting the CMS and Joint Commission requirements.

Organize hospital disaster critiques for the identification of areas to improve

Prepares an after-action reports for dissemination

Participates in community , county & statewide disaster planning and drills.

Attends county and state emergency preparedness meetings

Maintains disaster equipment and supplies inventory as issued by FEMA and the MO’s

Other information:

Associate’s degree relating to healthcare emergency management and safety; or a minimum of 4 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be NIMS Certified.

Bachelor’s preferred.

Minimum of four years’ experience in healthcare emergency management and safety. Strong communication skills.

Competencies and skills:
* 4+ years of relative experience required.
* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
* Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
* Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.
* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

To apply for this job email your details to jscarey@northernlight.org