This position serves as the Safety Risk Agency Manager for Villa Feliciana Medical Complex, an acute and long term care facility hospital whose mission is to operate health care programs which provide medical care and treatment for the residents with acute, subacute, and chronic illnesses and/or disabilities resulting from the trauma or genetic defects.
VFMC is a specialized 24-hour medical facility operating with 150-175 staffed beds, with a licensed capacity of 299 beds. All beds are licensed as hospital beds.
The facility operates a small hospital care service that is surveyed by health standards using hospital licensing requirements. with the remainder of the facility surveyed annually under CMS and state standards for nursing facility care. Specialized units include 37 beds for acute and subacute care including ventilator care and wound care service and the only inpatient tuberculosis program in the state. The facility is staffed with a table of organization of 221 classified positions and 20+ unclassified positions with a budget in excess of $23 million.
The physical plant consists of three patient care buildings, administrative buildings, activity buildings, support service buildings. staff residences, and a variety of storage and special-purpose structures. located on a 157-acre site with its own freshwater system, sewer system, chiller and boiler systems, and electrical distribution system. This facility has control of passage with a security gate at the entrance.
This position may be filled with a probational or permanent employee.
Monday through Friday 8 hour schedule.
A resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
This position is located in East Feliciana Parish, Jackson, Louisiana.
There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.
All candidates for hire must undergo drug screening and may require additional background check(s).
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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The incumbent of this position will be responsible for but not limited to:
Plans, organizes, schedules, and coordinates the overall safety, emergency preparedness, and loss prevention program for all facility employees and outside contractors.
Works to plan develop and implement a safety program that is designed to reduce accidents, decrease agency cost, and protect persons, property, and equipment. This work includes working with the maintenance department to ensure that the preventative maintenance program for bio-med, electrical, and mechanical meets the office of risk management standards.
Keeping of all biomedical, mechanical, and electrical inspections to ensure that they are current. Meets with outside contractors to outline safety guidelines that are expected of them while working on our grounds. Completes routine inspections while contractors are working to identify and correct possible safety deficiencies or problems before an accident happens.
Coordinates all agency inspection programs, develops accident statistics, and prepares summary reports regarding the status of the current agency safety program. Maintains and compiles safety and hazard statistical information for the agency. These are reviewed monthly by the Safety Committee Members make recommendations to resolve potential safety problems.
Designs, plans, and distributes a facility safety manual by establishing operational policies and procedures as they relate to safety. Keeps all policies and procedures current.
Establishes and maintains a Safety Orientation that meets ORM guidelines. Ensures compliance with the ORM standards, Life Safety Codes, and all other local, state, and federal safety requirements. Performs self-audit preceding the actual audit by ORM.
Works with ORM to schedule the annual risk management audit and assist auditors during the audit. Works to correct any problems identified in the audit report.
Conducts MonthlyQuanerly Safety Meetings for attendance by all facility staff and monitors completion of such for ORM review. Serves as the chairperson for the Safety Falls Committee.
Conducts Monthly Quarterly Building Inspections to identify possible safety violations or hazards. Makes recommendation or gives corrective actions to eliminate the hazard or unsafe conditions. Keeps all records on file for review during the ORM audit and submits copies to the Safety Committees for review each month.
Establishes, coordinates and maintains a Hazardous Materials Program by designing and formulating operational policy/procedures for selecting, handling, storing, using, and disposing of hazardous materials. Monitors the program by investigating all hazardous materials incidents, maintaining current, accurate Safety Data Sheets, conducting semiannual inspections of the facility to ensure program compliance,
Coordinates inspections made by the State Fire Marshal's Office by assisting in inspecting all buildings and grounds. Distributes completed Fire Marshal reports to various departments to initiate follow-up or corrective action.
Makes check to see that deficiencies have been corrected in a timely manner. Monitors fire drills and conducts unannounced fire drills or building inspections.
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Either of the following will qualify:
1.A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in safety inspection or training; emergency preparedness; risk analysis; or loss prevention.
Additional professional or sub-professional level experience in qualifying fields will substitute for the baccalaureate degree on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
2.Six years of sub professional level experience in development/implementation of a safety program to include safety education, facility inspections and/or accident investigation; in safety inspection; or safety education/promotion.
An associate degree in occupational safety and health will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To assist in the coordination and direction of a comprehensive safety program including the areas of accident prevention, safety training, emergency preparedness, loss prevention, and risk management for a large state agency with potentially high risk and safety features.
To coordinate and direct a safety program including the areas of accident prevention, safety training, emergency preparedness, loss prevention, and risk management for a medium or small state agency.
Level of Work:
Broad review from an agency administrator or other higher-level administrative official.
Direct supervision over other agency safety officials including Safety Program Coordinators and clerical support personnel.
Location of Work:
May be used by any state agency with a high risk insurance or safety program.
Differs from Safety Program Coordinator by responsibility for serving as assistant to a Safety/Risk Agency Director or by responsibility for directing the overall safety program for a medium to small state agency.
Differs from Safety/Risk Agency Director by absence of responsibility for directing a comprehensive safety program for a medium to large agency with diversified workforce including law enforcement, labor trades and safety positions.
Examples of Work
Assists in planning, organizing, and coordinating the overall safety, emergency preparedness, and loss prevention program for a large state agency.
Assists in the development, planning, and implementation of a safety program for an agency that is designed to reduce accidents, decrease agency costs, and protect persons, property and equipment.
Assists in the development and coordination of organizational policies and procedures to ensure uniformity in all safety, insurance, and training programs for an agency.
Coordinates all agency inspection programs, develops accident statistics, and prepares summary reports regarding the status of current agency safety programs.
Reviews pending law suits and advises insurer and legal section of progress.
Assists in the development and update of all safety policies and procedures for an agency.
Works with agency officials, Office of Risk Management officials, and other safety coordinators to promote increased safety awareness among agency employees.
Distributes and establishes the safety guidelines for an agency.
Conducts safety meetings for an agency to inform employees of the newest rules and procedures.
Prepares and conducts safety training for all employees within an agency in regard to CPR, first aid, and emergency preparedness.
Assists the Safety Agency Director in the organization and scheduling of annual risk management audits.
Conducts annual risk management audits to verify compliance with Office of Risk Management requirements.
Makes recommendations to resolve potential safety problems for an agency.
Reviews and investigates claims of losses and accidents and documents findings.
Advises legal section regarding complex accident cases in litigation.
Maintains and compiles safety and hazard statistical information for an agency.
Meets with government officials and the general public on matters pertaining to safety and emergency preparedness programs on behalf of the agency.
Conducts workshops, conferences and seminars on safety and emergency preparedness.
Assists in the establishment of operational policies and procedures to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of agency officials regarding safety and emergency programs.
Audits agency sites, prepares reports, and meets with office safety coordinators and management to review and locate possible safety hazards and other areas of non-compliance.
Assists in the coordination of all agency related safety training and meetings.
Develops and monitors budget recommendations for personnel, services, equipment, and materials.
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