• Regional Director Emergency Management, Environment of Care, and Safety

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Job ID
    2018-8201
    Category
    Emergency Management
    Company Name
    Medxcel Facilities Management
  • Overview

    Medxcel Facilities Management is here to lead the transformation of healthcare facilities management by incorporating a new approach to providing services. Created by healthcare, for healthcare, we have a dedicated focus on our people and customers, as well as providing tools, processes, support resources, data analytics and insource strategies that drive results.

     

    The Regional Director, Emergency Management, Environmnet of Care, and Safety is a professional position for the Environment of Care (EC) Program and Emergency Management/EC/Safety Committees for health care facilities located at the assigned working location of Seton Medical Center - Austin, TX. As a member of the management team, this position will exercise responsibility and accountability for coordinating, collecting, disseminating, and intervening in a manner that anticipates, prevents, and identifies, evaluates, and controls hazards, as well as assisting during activation of a facility Incident Command Team.  The Regional Director, Emergency Management, EC, and Safety maintains continuous survey readiness through compliance with regulations from a number of regulatory agencies, including The Joint Commission (TJC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and identified industry best management practices (BMP). This is accomplished through direct supervision of System Safety, Environment of Care, and Emergency Management Managers and Managers assigned to the Regional Safety Manager in the Region(s).

     

    Through regular meetings, education, and surveys this position will initiate direct contact with the Vice President, Emergency Management, EC, and Safety, Regional Directors of Emergency Management, EC, and Safety, and System and Facility Safety, EC, and Emergency Management, Regional Facility Directors, Facilities Managers, and Associates.

     

    This is a role in which the person serves regularly in a highly visible capacity: experience, skills, demeanor, and ability to handle difficult and sometimes stressful circumstances are a clear expectation. In addition, the position will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the Environment of Care Program, which includes safety and security management, fire safety, hazardous materials and waste management, medical equipment, utilities management, emergency management, and environmental stewardship. This position leads the Environment of Care team for the health care facilities located within the region or regions as defined above.

    Responsibilities

    Manage and maintain Emergency Management, EC, and Life Safety compliance:

    • Directly supervise System Emergency Management, EC, and Safety Supervisors as assigned to achieve strategies, goals, and objectives established for the Emergency Management, Environment of Care, and Safety Programs.
    • Coordinate the Environment of Care, Safety, Security, Emergency Preparedness, Medical Equipment, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management, Life Safety, and Utilities as they directly relate to the health care setting and the overall environment of care.
    • Identify risks based on regulatory interpretation and other methods, and apply to policy creation.
    • Oversight of EC in efforts to maintain high standards of safety, regulatory compliance, maintaining documentation of findings and improvements.
    • Monitor potential and actual  hazards and participate in root cause analysis.
    • Participate in incident investigation to identify causal factors to determine how incidents might be prevented in the future.
    • Recommends remedial and corrective action.
    • Participates in or leads internal committees on workplace safety planning, EC, and emergency management initiatives.

    Training:

    • Develops and implements education programs and materials to train staff to detect, mitigate, and avoid workplace hazards.  Provides technical guidance to management, surveyors, and other appropriate parties regarding occupational health and safety-related problems regarding accreditation standards.
    • Develop and implement educational programs for Emergency Management and EC regulatory readiness.

    Policy and Procedure Support:

    • Provide policy and procedure interpretation and education as it applies to the EC, Life Safety, and Emergency Management Plans.
    • Conduct research and applicable regulations/standards concerning workplace safety and integrate findings into policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance.
    • Provide education and training regarding accreditation standards and regulations as they relate to Medxcel policies and procedures.
    • Maintain the policy and procedure repository and revision process.

    Document Management:

    • Maintain and continuously improve the Medxcel Facility Management Plans, including the EC, Life Safety, and Emergency Management plans ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and implementation at the health care system.
    • Maintain regulatory readiness documentation, ensuring system is in compliance with regulatory standards and that personnel are trained and ready for regulatory inspections.
    • Maintain Regulatory/Facilities SharePoint (SNAP) site for dashboards, safety related events, and measurements, as applicable.

    Qualifications

    Education and Work Experience:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in safety, emergency management, industrial hygiene, facilities management, clinical engineering, business, technology, healthcare management, or related field required.  Master’s degree or equivalent experience desired (will consider Bachelor’s degree with adequate career experience).
    • A minimum of 10 years of experience specifically related to environment of care, emergency management, The Joint Commission, facilities and/or regulatory management.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing direct reports, including teamwork, goal setting, decision making, performance improvement, and conflict resolution.
    • Maintains relevant certifications in areas of Environmental/Regulatory compliance and safety.
    • Qualified individuals have experience in safety management, industrial hygiene, security management, risk management, emergency management, facilities management, quality improvement, or infection control, preferably in a health care facility.
    • Experience in developing policies and procedures is desired.
    • Knowledge of hospital/facilities management, clinical engineering, and/or regulatory standards is required.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Computerized Management System (CMMS) database applications is required.
    • Analytical skills to comprehend and interpret complex regulations, perform data analysis, and communicate results to others required.
    • Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills.
    • Organizational and project management skills.
    • Effective written, verbal, and presentational communication skills.

    Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of hospital/facilities management, clinical engineering, and/or regulatory standards is required.
    • Experience in developing policies and procedures desired.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Computerized Management System (CMMS) database applications is required.
    • Analytical skills to comprehend and interpret complex regulations, perform data analysis, and communicate results to others is required.
    • Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills.
    • Organizational and project management skills.
    • Effective written, verbal, and presentational communication skills.

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