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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
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.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
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.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Non-Specific Task (N/A)
Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties as directed by the director.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
Partners, physicians, patients/family, visitors, vendors, contractors
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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.
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION
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.