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Safety Specialist - Patient Safety (Days) Full Time

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Catholic Health Initiatives Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 months ago

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, MDconsistently 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 caretreating 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

Develops, Implements, and Directs programs that maintain compliance with Federal, State, and municipal regulars associated with environmental health and safety; is the subject matter expert on environmental health and safety issues; Works with other members of the health system to ensure that hospital and departmental practices reflect current standards in environmental health and safety.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Licensure Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience:

  • Two (2) years of related work experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Work independently with minimal supervision

  • Exercise sound judgment, discretion, and exhibit initiative

  • Demonstrate a positive, professional, and personal image

  • Utilize strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Maintain confidential safety information

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Develop, design, and implement educational programs for all employees to ensure compliance with environmental health and safety standards/regulations
2.Conduct and evaluate employee fire response by initiating fire drills at frequencies established by accrediting and regulating agencies
3.Participates in safety Rounds including Environment of Care Rounds and Tracer Rounds as assigned
4.Perform safety monitoring including chemical exposure monitoring, coordinating chemical waste disposal, monitoring confined space entries, and evaluating emergency preparedness drills
5.Assists in the monitoring of environmental health and safety compliance through development and review of hospital policies/procedure associated with environmental health and safety
6.Work in conjunction with Occupational Health to review accident reports for trends and unsafe conditions or actions that warrant intervention, and conduct additional investigation as needed
7.Coordinates with Capital Projects, Facilities Engineering, Infection Control and contractors to access and document construction related safety issues including risk assessments, permits and building shutdowns
8.Working familiarity with local, state and federal regulations and regulatory agencies to include Fire Department, Department of State Health Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, EPA, OSHA, etc


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