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Life Safety Code Specialist Manager

Life Safety Code Specialist Manager

Job ID 
Medxcel Facilities Support
Company Name 
Medxcel Facilities Management

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The candidate can live in any state where we have facilities located throughout the country

You must be able to travel 75% to 80% of the time across the United States.  


The Life Safety Code Specialist (LSCS) is Medxcel Facilities Management’s (Medxcel FM) subject matter expert and resource for compliance of NFPA 101-Life Safety Code©, Federal, State, and local Fire and Life Safety regulatory requirements as well as Accreditation Organizations: CMS, The Joint Commission, DNV, etc. The LSCS will review each facility’s Life Safety Drawings to ensure accuracy and code compliance including providing applicable changes to the Director. The LSCS conducts technical fire & life safety inspections and assessments of existing structures, occupancies, and life and fire safety protective features. Building Occupancies include Hospitals, Critical Care facilities, Assisted Living, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Business occupancies, and Emergency Care Centers. Upon inspection and assessment completion, prepares concise and comprehensive reports detailing deficiencies, guidance, and cost-effective strategies to resolve.  When meeting with building occupants, shares findings and potential resolutions in a professional manner to help educate and bring about the best possible outcome.


The LSCS provides expert consultation, education and technical assistance to Medxcel FM’s operations, Ascension Ministry Facilities, and Commercial Facilities, to ensure compliance with the Life Safety Code© and its referenced publications. The LSCS will document all observations in a thorough, accurate manner utilizing applicable Medxcel technology, providing adequate indication of non-compliance where appropriate.            


Life Safety Compliance Management – 75%

  • Perform and document  Life Safety building tour assessments
  • Review Life Safety Drawings for accuracy and code compliance
  • Provide oversight to the eSOC process
  • Document all observations utilizing applicable Medxcel FM technology

Operational Support Management – 25%

  • Create action plans to ensure regulatory compliance for new and existing Medxcel FM business units, as it relates to Life Safety Code©
  • Communicate findings/changes to the Medxcel Auto CAD technician for Life Safety Drawing updates.
  • Communicate findings to Medxcel Leadership for code compliance liability potential
  • Provide additional support to Medxcel Compliance team in relation to Joint Commission Support when required


Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Science Technology or equivalent level of education or experience
  • Minimum 3 years of healthcare experience in engineering, fire protection environment or safety management
  • Minimum 3 years of completing building life safety assessments in varied Occupancies
  • NFPA Certified Life Safety Specialist (CLSS-HC) for Health Care Facility Managers or the ability to obtain certificate within 12 months from date of hire (Preferred)
  • Current certification/licensure/registration (i.e., Certified Health Care Facilities Management (CHFM) or Certified Health Care Safety Professional (CHSP))
  • In-depth knowledge of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code© (2012 Edition) and the referenced publications associated with the  Life Safety Code© requirements
  • Experience with the Joint Commission’s Physical Environment and CMS’s Conditions of Participation (preferred)
  • Project management skills including coordination, communication, prioritization, troubleshooting, and completion goals
  • Experience in engineering, fire protection, building maintenance, building constructions, architectural science, safety or related (highly desired)

Job Requirements

  • Previous experience in Life Safety Code© compliance activities;
  • Familiarity with the NFPA 101A Guide to Alternative Approaches to Life Safety Fire System Evaluation System process and program
  • Excellent communications and organizations skills;
  • Effective time management skills (Capable of organizing individual tasks and managing personal time to complete assignments based on personal commitments);
  • High level of motivation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with little supervision;
  • Must be able to work independently;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a matrix team environment;
  • Must professionally represent the organization, while obtaining collaborative results;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required;
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD;
  • Maintain current knowledge of Joint Commission Environment of Care standards including the Life Safety Code© (NFPA 101) and other relevant NFPA standards and requirements;
  • Ability to be sensitive to and respectful of all internal and external stakeholders and customers, without compromising in any way on the message that must be delivered;
  • Open to direction, inquiry, and idea exchange;
  • Must be able to travel 75% of the time (overnight travel required) with access to major airport;
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, walking lengthy distances, lifting, climbing, stooping, pulling, kneeling, and pushing in order to adequately inspect and observe all facilities, equipment and procedures, such as emergency exit procedures, remote storage facilities, and any areas where cleanliness may affect the possibility of infection, medical equipment, etc.;
  • Must be able to examine exhaust mechanisms, duct work and laundry chutes in hard-to-reach areas such as ceilings, utility spaces, mechanical rooms, and roofs;
  • Must be able to climb ladders and fire escapes (e.g., to ensure usable, unobstructed escape routes are maintained, access ceilings for penetrations and other risks);
  • Must be able to kneel, stoop, and crawl into tight areas such as crawl spaces housing mechanical fixtures (e.g., to assess equipment and assess risks);
  • Must be able to climb over or under pipes, ductwork or other obstructions.

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