Responsible for overseeing the Physical Environment program in order to maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors, and personnel. Supports the hospital-wide safety program and ISO 9001 compliance while promoting and maintaining hospital-wide Environment of Care. Conducts audits, trend analysis, and site inspections of operations for Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Minimum Job Requirements:
2-4 years of healthcare experience with a focus on Environment of Care, Life Safety, and Hazardous Material Compliance
Training and education experience to include a wide range of healthcare professionals, from clinicians to administrators
Training in process improvement methodology
Essential Job Duties:
Provides support and expertise for the team of individuals charged with oversight and coordination of Environment of Care (EOC) programs.
Coordinates activities of the management plans within the Environment of Care for the hospital and outpatient care centers.
Conducts and monitors safety, chemical, radiation, and environmental hazard inspections related to local, state, and federal codes and standards including DNV GL, NFPA, ASHE standards, etc.
Conducts periodic inspections of all hospital locations for adherence and compliance with Physical Environment oversight.
Develops detailed project plans to monitor and track progress. Reviews data provided within the Environment of Care program to make ongoing hospital-wide improvements.
Coordinates and prepares agenda, presentations, minutes, sign-in sheets, and completes reports identifying findings and actions for EOC related meetings. Helps facilitate program components and applicable changes.
Coordinates and/or participates in the development of departmental and hospital-wide Life Safety, Hazardous Material and Environment of Care policies, procedures, plans, and goals.
Provides guidance and support to the Director of Environment of Care regarding safety improvement efforts.
Conducts research, gathers best practice information, aligns processes to Life Safety standards, and facilitates meetings to assist with Physical Environment program and implementation.
Participates in hospital committees. Serves as resource to other departments.
Maintains documentation on the hazards and follow-up reports along with inspection data, including conducting eye wash log audits and oversight of chemical inventory list with SDS application.
Submits completed reports to the Safety Committee concerning findings, recommendations, actions, and monitoring.
Conducts safety and construction project rounding and maintains documentation on the hazards and follow up reports along with inspection data.
Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of safety, health, and environmental regulatory standards, such as Environment of Care, Life Safety, and Hazardous Material standards/practices and applicable regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of quality improvement concepts, methodologies and tools, and the importance of data performance improvement.
Knowledge of OSHA, DNV-GL, CMS, and other regulatory requirements.
Expertise in word processing, use of spreadsheet software, and development of presentations.
Ability to assume responsibility for managing and updating existing health and safety programs, projects, and tasks.
Knowledge of regulatory requirements and technical issues.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Able to exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment in identifying non-compliance issues and concerns.
Effective decision-making and demonstrate creativity in problem-solving.
Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
Self motivated and ability to interact with all levels of the healthcare system.
Participates and/or coordinates risk assessment due to ongoing construction projects and major repairs.
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.