• Mercyhealth
  • 1000 Mineral Point Avenue Janesville Wisconsin 53548 United States
  • Posted: Mar 06, 2019

Job Description

The ideal candidate will have a background in fire safety, occupational health and safety, and/or physical environment safety, as well as knowledge of Life Safety code. This position will support safety operations throughout Mercyhealth system, including in Janesville, WI and Rockford, IL areas.  The ideal candidate will have experience working in healthcare.


Coordinates and oversees the operation of safety activities for the Mercy Health System by performing the following duties.   



  • Performs investigation of safety related incidents. 
  • Helps establish operational procedures for safety activities such as fire safety awareness, traffic control, security of physical property, safety training and other related disciplines.
  • Manages the Mercy fleet to assure timely and appropriate licensure and safe operation of vehicles and assigned equipment. 
  • Confers with representatives of leadership to formulate policies, determine need for programs, and coordinate programs with physical plant and patient safety activities. 
  • Conduct fire drills, safety in-services and environmental rounds for the Mercy Health System and assuring proper documentation for all. 
  • Maintains proficiency with OSHA regulations, NFPA standards, Joint Commission standards and other regulatory agencies having jurisdiction. 
  • Conduct pro-active and reactive safety/risk assessments and reports on findings.
  • Monitor and trend reported safety incidents and implement performance improvement activities based on such trends.
  • Confers with representatives of authorities having local jurisdiction, law enforcement and firefighting agencies to ensure cooperation and coordination of safety activities. 
  • Maintain compliance with The Joint Commission Environment of Care chapter.
  • Chair or participate in respective facility Safety Committee.  Maintain membership on other committees as assigned.
  • Establish and meet performance improvement goals for department. 
  • Conduct safety training as requested
  • Monitor the recall program and follow up on Class 1 recalls in a timely manner.
  • Travel within the Mercy Health System will be expected. 
  • Works closely with other FMES departments on a collaborative basis for consistency and teamwork to establish related tasks and duties.
  • Performs and oversees other safety related tasks and duties as assigned.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations:


Quality - Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals.


Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions.


Partnering - Shows commitment to the  Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals.


Cost - Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue.



Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Occupational Health and safety, Nursing, Business, or similar.

Three or more years of safety experience in health care safety is preferred.

Knowledge in The Joint Commission Environment of Care, Life Safety & Emergency Operations chapters is preferred.

Knowledge of NFPA Life Safety 101 and other related codes

Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience preferred



Maintain a valid driver's license and reliable transportation with proof of vehicle insurance when requested.

Have and maintain an acceptable driving record per Mercy’s HR-01 Fleet Safety policy.

Prefer a professional safety designation such as CHSP, CSP or CHEM.

TACT certified trainer w/in one year of hire.



Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring).

Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check.

Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.


Good interpersonal/communication skills. 

Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access software.



The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Occupational Exposure: Category C - No partners in the specified job classification have occupational exposure.



Non-Specific Task (N/A)



Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties as directed by the director.



Partners, physicians, patients/family, visitors, vendors, contractors                                        



The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/move over 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Independent judgment is required but standard practice or procedures limit alternatives. 



Directly supervises the daily activities of security and valet staff.  Both contract and employed partners depending on location.