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Texas Health Resources Accredited Safety Officer in Bedford, Texas

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is seeking a Safety Officer to work full time.

The address is 1600 Hospital Parkway Bedford, TX 76022

Salary range is min $33.44/hr to max $51.88 based on relevant experience

The work schedule is Monday – Friday 8AM-5PM with 24/7 responsibility

Overall responsibility for planning, implementation and management of regulatory compliance with Environment of Care, Life Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Management. Plan and organize the broad range of activities, processes and procedures conducted by the specialty including future plans and strategies in conjunction with Decontamination team.

Ensures that the hospital maintains a current statement of conditions. Interpretation and enforcement of the Life Safety Code. Participates and assures hazard surveillance for building and grounds. Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of the environment of care plans using established objectives, scope, and performance improvement standards. Ensures capability to identify and evaluate hazards; be able to provide direction with respect to safety of operations; have the authority to alter, suspend or terminate decontamination response activity. Understand and direct minimum level of personal protective equipment for the First Receivers an be able to assist and lead Decontamination team in all levels of decontaminating victims and be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)

Documents, consistent with established protocol and guidelines, information on the department. Gives concise and pertinent reports regarding departmental information including rational explanations for actions/interventions based on current practice standards, and proven experience, etc. Manage and maintain documentation of certification/training requirements for al decontamination team members. Certify decontamination line and team for receipt of patients.

Works with other healthcare organizations, cities and emergency responders to ensure effective response to a community-wide emergency. Manage efforts to work with other THR facilities, healthcare organizations, cities and emergency responders in collaborative manner to ensure supplies and other resources are effectively managed in the event of an emergency situation.

Responsible for managing staff working with the decontamination specialties including interviewing, recruitment, training and specialty compensation; education and training of staff relevant to EOC issues. Coordinate and supervise a 24/7 certified decontamination team available to support hospital, ensuring all staffing, training and logistical requirements are maintained at all times.

Performs all duties/responsibilities of the Safety Officer and acts upon any conditions, which pose an immediate threat to life or health, or pose a threat of damage to equipment or buildings. Assures, coordinates, and participates in the implementation of the environment of care management plans: safety, security, hazardous materials and waste, decontamination and emergency preparedness, life safety, medical equipment, and utility systems.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications

Education

H.S. Diploma or Equivalent Required And

Bachelor's Degree Business or Healthcare Administration, Safety Engineering, Emergency Management, Fire Science, Decontamination or other related area. Preferred

Experience

3 Years Emergency Management, Environment of Care or related field Required

Decontamination management experience Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

DL - Drivers License Upon Hire Required And

CHEP - Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional 2 Years upon hire Required And

Other Hazwoper Certification 12 Months upon hire Required

Skills

Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised while achieving the stated goals and objectives. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, etc. Ability to prepare, modify and update training materials and deliver presentations, as required or necessary. Apply professional judgement and utilize specialty skills and detailed scientific knowledge to provide a high quality and timely decontamination capability.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. With more than 550 physicians on its medical staff, hospital services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology unit and cardiac rehabilitation. Texas Health HEB recently received a dual accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and a designated "Baby Friendly" facility by WHO and UNICEF. Our location brings the best of suburban living, offering you the benefits of convenience and solid career opportunities.

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