Responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring safety programs and initiatives for Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS) entities. Oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive physical environment safety program and is responsible for compliance with accreditation/regulatory standards and licensing regulations related to the program. Provides expertise in conducting safety assessments; coordinates the activities of the Environment of Care/Physical Environment Committee; educates staff on their roles and responsibilities relative to the environment of care; revises required education and promotes a safe, functional, and supportive environment within MCHS. Serves as the designated Safety Officer for MCHS Entities.
Master’s Degree in a related field preferred
Advanced knowledge, creation, implementation and understanding of safety, health, and environmental regulatory standards
Demonstrated expert knowledge of Environment of Care & Life Safety standards/practices and applicable regulatory requirements
Advanced experience in the practice and implementation of quality improvement concepts, methodologies and tools, and the importance of data performance improvement and dashboards
Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA, DNV GL, CMS, ISO 9001, AHCA, NFPA and other regulatory requirements
Proficiency 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
Advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements and technical issues
Excellent interpersonal, critical thinking, and written communication skills
Ability to negotiate effectively
Able to exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment in identifying non-compliance issues/concerns
Effective decision-making and demonstrate creativity in problem-solving
Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
Ability to read and understand plans, blueprints, and specifications
Able to perform without close supervision; ability to interact with all levels of the healthcare system including but not limited to senior leaders and board members
Ability to respond quickly in a fast paced environment
Able to travel to off-site locations
Able to work On-Call as required
Job Specific Duties:
Provides expertise and support for the team of individuals charged with oversight and coordination of Environment of Care (EOC) programs.
Coordinates all activities of the management plans within the Environment of Care for the hospital and system and serves as the Safety Officer.
Conducts, assesses, and monitors safety, chemical, radiation and environmental hazard inspections related to local, state, and federal codes and standards, including DNV GL/ISO 9001:2015 standards.
Conducts periodic inspections of all hospital locations for adherence and compliance with Physical Environment oversight.
Establishes 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 co-chairs Environment of Care committee meetings, and helps facilitate program components, and applicable changes for improvement.
Participates in hospital committees, as assigned. Serves as subject matter expert (SME) to other departments.
Leads/collaborates with the development of departmental and hospital-wide Environment of Care/Physical Environment policies, procedures, plans and goals.
Provides expert guidance and support to the Director of Environment of Care regarding safety improvement efforts, plans, audits and identified process improvement initiatives.
Maintains documentation on hazards and follow-up reports along with inspection data.
Submits completed reports to the Environment of Care Committee concerning findings, recommendations, actions, and monitoring.
Conducts research, gathers best practice information, and facilitates meetings to assist with Physical Environment program and implementation.
Assists Risk Management in conducting physical surveys of facilities and compliance with insurer recommendations.
Participates and/or coordinates completion of any risk assessment/ILSM due to ongoing construction projects and major repairs.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Health Care or related field required
Seven (7) to (10) years of healthcare facility experience with a focus on Environment of Care and Life Safety Compliance or equivalent required
Certification as a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional required (other environmental, radiation, fire, safety, health or industrial hygiene credential or training certifications will be considered)
Training and education experience to include a wide range of healthcare professionals, from clinicians to administrators
Extensive experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives required
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital a world leader in pediatric healthcare. With a medical staff of more than 740 physicians and over 3,500 employees, the hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medical care from birth through adolescence. Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers more than 40 pediatric specialties and subspecialties, and is home to F...lorida’s only free-standing pediatric trauma center.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital also identified a need in the Miami Metro area for Pediatric Outpatient Centers to better serve the community. To enhance our service to South Florida Families we developed outpatient centers that feature select pediatric healthcare services such as urgent care and physical therapy for children up to 21 years old.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital also opened the Dan Marino Outpatient Center which was established to accommodate children with special needs including comprehensive evaluation. This center has grown and now provides neurological as well as developmental services for special needs children not only in South Florida but South America and Europe as well.
Here at Nicklaus Children's Hospital our goal is to provide the best pediatric healthcare in the world. From our humble beginnings to today's world-class facilities and research institute we strive to serve to provide the very best to children worldwide.