Nemours is seeking a Environmental Safety Manager to join our team in Wilmington, DE.
As one of the nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
As the birthplace of the Nemours healthcare system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. We recently completed a multi-phase hospital expansion that includes new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.
Primary Function: The overall responsibility of this position is to ensure the overall safety of the patients, associates and visitors from an environmental and programmatic perspective. This will include the responsibility for the development and administration of effective programs to ensure environmental safety and compliance with various safety, health and environmental regulations and requirements of accrediting bodies. Essential Functions:
1. Responsible for overall day to day coordination of the environmental safety management plan.
2. Work in partnership with AIDHC/NCC-DV leadership, medical staff leadership and EOC Committee structure in the development, measurement, training of Associates and performance improvement initiatives related to environmental safety.
3. Chair the Safety Committee of the Environment of Care (EOC) Committee structure and as such work with Committee to collect and analyze quarterly safety performance monitors, identify and coordinate performance improvement initiatives with the Safety Sub-Committee, report per the EOC master calendar to the EOC Committee, develop educational safety material for staff and managers, conduct an annual evaluation of the Safety program, review and revise Safety Management Plan.
4. Participate in the annual Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) for the hospital and Nemours Childrens Clinic practice sites. Participate annually in sharing/validating the organization’s HVA with other Delaware hospitals or health systems, local and state law enforcement and emergency planning agencies.
5. Coordinates with Safety Sub-Committee, the review and revision of the Safety Management Plan on an annual basis. Recommends changes to ensure Joint Commission (TJC) compliance and the Safety Plan’s alignment with TJC elements of performance.
6. Works with Facilities to complete the State of Delaware and EPA Title V annual submission and any revisions to the Title V permit. Assists in preparation of annual submission for Tier II report to State of Delaware.
7. Conduct effective safety rounds on active construction sites to ensure compliance with infection control and safety standards and postings. Coordinates EOC rounding process.
8. Conduct safety rounds on inpatient, outpatient, business occupancy and commercial occupancy compartments to identify risks, recommend solutions and effectively work with leadership and support departments to mitigate risks.
9. Responsible for ensuring adherence to O.S.H.A., State and local safety and fire code/regulations.
10. Coordinate with Facilities the Interim Life Safety Assessment and Measures (ILSM) process including maintaining documentation. Tour active construction zones regularly to ensure infection control barriers are in place.
11. Conducts training and orientation of staff on safety topics.
12. Collaborates and participates effectively with Radiation Safety Officer and Committee, Infection Control Manager and IC Committee, EVS Director and Hazardous Materials & Waste Sub-Committee of the EOC, Research Safety Committee and Chair, and EOC Committee and Chair.
13. Provide key assistance to the Chair of the Emergency Management Committee in the organization’s emergency management mitigation, planning, response and recovery activities.
14. Immediate Threat to Life Intervention Authorization - The CEO of AIDHC and NCC has identified the Safety Manager as an individual responsible for intervention whenever environmental conditions pose an immediate threat to life or health, or threaten to damage equipment or buildings. The CEO has delegated this authority to the Safety Manager, the Director of Facilities or designee, Administrator on Call and the Nursing Supervisor on duty. These individuals are empowered to immediately intervene and take appropriate action to mitigate the effects of such situations. Such delegation of authority enables the organization to take swift and decisive action to implement the policy 24-hours-a-day/seven-days-a-week. A Safety Officer authorization is signed by the CEO, revised when necessary, and reviewed at least every two years.
15. Performs other duties as required.
Four years or more of full-time professional experience in developing and administering a large-scale safety, industrial hygiene or closely related program. Preference will be given to candidates whose safety experience is with a hospital or health care facility.
- Hospital or health care facility experience preferred.
- Knowledge of safety laws, regulations and code requirements.
- Demonstrated experience in safety management preferred.
- Knowledge of emergency management preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
- Principles, practices and applicable equipment related to industrial safety and hygiene and hazardous waste management. Healthcare specific knowledge preferred.
- Data collection and statistical analysis.
- Interpersonal skills
- Techniques of making effective oral presentations.
- Techniques of effective report writing
- Service and solution orientation
Licenses, Registrations or Certifications:
- Possession of or ability to obtain a valid State driver’s license.
Possess or obtain prior to completing initial 90 day review period a certification as a Safety Officer from an approved program or professional association such as Board of Certified Safety Professionals or equivalent organization. Equivalent to a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Physical Sciences, Engineering or a field related to the work.