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District Safety Program Manager

Company: JPS Health Network
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are

JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network features 75 locations across Fort Worth, with John Peter Smith Hospital --home to Tarrant County's first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, only psychiatric emergency services site, and the largest hospital-based family medical residency program in the nation - and more than 40 community-based clinics. All told, our network employs more than 7,200 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group featuring over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network. Specialties range from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial, and clinical performance

outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

Why JPS?

We're more than a hospital. We're 7,200 of the most dedicated people you could ever meet. Our goal is to make sure the people of our community get the care they need and deserve. As community stewards, we abide by three rules:

1. Own it.Everyone who wears the JPS badge contributes to our journey to excellence.

2. Seek joy.Every day, every shift, we celebrate our patients, smile, and emphasize positivity.

3. Don't be a jerk.Everyone is treated with courtesy and respect. Smiling, laughter, compassion - key components of our everyday experience at JPS.

When working here, you're surrounded by passion, diversity, and dedication. We look forward to meeting you!

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Job Description:

Description: The District Safety Program Manager assists the Manager of EOC/LS in assuring compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and other state and federal agencies. This program manager also assists in the development, implementation, and analysis of effective employee education programs on safety regulations, policies, procedures and operating systems. He/she also provides support and guidance on resolution of identified opportunities for improvement and corrective action plans, prepares and submits required reports on safety program results related to the environment of care and life safety and interprets the effectiveness of hospital safety programs with appropriate officials.

Typical Duties:

* Assists the Manager of EOC/LS by providing support and guidance to the organization regarding regulatory compliance for TJC, CMS, OSHA, TCEQ, EPA, NFPA with a focus specific to environment of care and life safety.
* Works cooperatively and communicates effectively with the Manager of EOC/LS, executive leadership, medical and hospital directors, and nursing and administrative staff to provide accurate data assembly, analysis, planning, and execution of safety goals and regulatory compliance.
* Directs environment of care and life safety tracers and fire drills for hospital and ambulatory surgical center.
* Provides results and trending data to department leaders on opportunities for improvement related to environment of care and life safety.
* Collects and analyzes trending results to assist in the development and monitoring of action plans designed to improve the safety of the physical environment of care
* Partners with department leadership to provide required or necessary training to address improvement opportunities.
* Collaborates with other departments within the Quality Division to identify analytic approaches to collection and dissemination of safety data for the District.
* Develops and provides trending reports to the Facility Safety Committee and Environment of Care Committee.
* Prepares, updates, and disseminates appropriate hazard analyses and information, for funding proposals, presentations, and documentation purposes (e.g. fire drill data, hazardous waste, accident data, etc.)
* Serves as the hospital Safety Officer back up to the Manager of EOC/LS in the hospital command center during internal or external disasters when needed.
* Directs teams and groups in special projects, drills, practices, or responses as necessary to mitigate safety concerns for hazardous events or conditions.
* Provides education and training to department staff through the organizational safety program of the JPS Health Network.
* Participates in construction safety walks, pre-construction meetings, and project design meetings as assigned.
* Serves as safety representative when completing ICRA, PCRA, and ILSM documentation for repairs and maintenance and construction projects.
* Completes accident investigations and documentation for employee, patient, and visitor events involving the environment of care.
* Performs other job related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:
* Bachelors degree from an accredited university
* Experience in the management of safety processes and procedures in a hospital environment.
* 7 plus years of experience in healthcare safety engineering, clinic rounding or clinic education.
* Experience in the management of safety processes and procedures in a hospital environment.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
* Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) within one year of employment.
* Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (LSSYB) within three years of employment.
* Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications within one year of employment.
Preferred Education and Experience:
* Masters degree in Safety, Engineering, Healthcare Administration, or related field from an accredited university.
Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
* Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM)
* Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP)

Location Address:

1500 S. Main Street

Fort Worth, Texas, 76104

United States

Keywords: JPS Health Network, Fort Worth , District Safety Program Manager, Executive , Fort Worth, Texas

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