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at U of Iowa in Iowa City, IA

Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Organization: University Hospital
Department: Safety & Security


Salary: $85,000.00 to Commensurate
Pay Grade: 6A


Percent Time: 100%
Type of Position Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
This position oversees and maintains all operational aspects of the Safety and Security (S&S) Department to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate hospital-wide programs that ensure the environmental safety and security of patients, visitors, staff and others present in the UIHC. This position will serve as Administrative Representative on the Environment of Care Subcommittee to achieve compliance with various regulatory agencies (OSHA, TJC, etc.); and direct the S&S department’s resources and staff in monitoring relevant environmental conditions of UIHC.

Job Duties:

Administration and Operational Management

Develop and, as necessary, revise policies and programs designed to assist in attaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and staff. Review, monitor and evaluate emergency response protocols regarding safety, security and fire safety. Authority to intervene/stop/redirect activities when such activities create a hazardous condition. Direct critical incident/emergency response.
Plan and organize objectives and long-range safety and security programs for UIHC, manage and coordinate S&S efforts and activities.
Respond to emergency situations (e.g. physical, chemical, biohazards, fire hazards, security) when needed.
Oversee all aspects of the Safety and Security department including organization, staffing, budget preparation and monitoring, training, emergency response, personnel and other matters.
Serve as administrative representative on the University Hospital Advisory Committee Environment of Care Subcommittee and oversee all activities regarding monitoring and reporting of compliance activities and emergency management planning.
Supervise/direct UIHC Security Manager and Safety/Fire Safety Manager and through them all security officers, fire safety staff, and other staff.
Identify and ensure documentation (data collection) for UIHC compliance with various regulatory agencies (OSHA, JCAHO, State Fire Marshal, NFPA, etc.).
Act as liaison with University of Iowa Department of Public Safety and outside law enforcement and other agencies (Police Departments and other state and federal agencies such as the State Fire Marshal, IOSH, Secret Service and others).
Coordinate and evaluate selection of supplies and equipment.
Conduct special investigations pertaining to Safety and Security.
Serve on various committees and attend various meetings concerning hospital-wide policies, problem solving, etc (campus security meetings, emergency management, bio-terrorism and other homeland security planning activities, UIHC Emergency Management, and Protection of Persons Subcommittees).

Maintain hospital compliance with various state and federal safety laws and regulations and various other accreditation requirements. Manage hospital-wide Environment of Care Subcommittee activities and serve as the contact for environmental safety, fire safety and security issues. Collaborate with UI Public Safety and local and state law enforcement, fire, and other agencies to assure integration of programs and activities.
Oversee significant S&S investigations.
Coordinate Joint Commission Environment of Care and Life Safety standards compliance efforts.
Oversee OSHA compliance activities and review policies and procedures. Oversee hospital life safety compliance activities.
Serve as Administrative Representative on the Environment of Care (EOC) Subcommittee and maintain documentation including minutes, audits, Safety Grams and other EOC actions.
Chair the Blood Borne Pathogens Compliance Panel
Strategic Initiatives

Provide the strategic framework and leadership necessary to ensure a safe and secure environment. Establish healthcare safety/security and department administrative policies and procedures and provide guidance on their implementation. Coordinate all health care safety and security process improvement activities by analyzing data, trends, laws, regulations, etc.
Provide expert advice on safety programs, compliance issues, and regulation interpretation and hazard control in departments and University Hospital-wide operations.
Participate in outside agency inspections for compliance with occupational safety/ergonomic standards, review results of these inspections, and develop/oversee adoption of recommendations.
Maintain currency on state and federal regulations concerning safety and security programs. Evaluate existing programs to ensure compliance with current federal and state standards.
Oversee development and implementation of new programs in response to new state and federal standards.
Provide assistance to UIHC legal counsel on security and occupational safety and health issues.
Support activities that address agency inspection findings, code interpretations, institutional controls and worker compensation claims.
Oversee UIHC security program and initiate new security systems and procedures.
Human Resources and Financial Responsibility

Hire, develop and manage the performance of staff; assure staff is complaint with UI policies and procedures. Develop and implement policies and practices of a culture that supports staff engagement in the workplace. Develop/approve department budget and create systems for effective implementation and monitoring of human resource and financial systems.
Oversee the analysis of complex data and preparation of reports on safety and security activities including trends and recommended remediation and prevention strategies.
Prepare departmental reports for internal assessment, investigations, and other matters as needed.
Oversee development and approve departmental budget.
Review management / supervisor level applicants for Safety and Security Department positions and select best candidates.
Assist in developing capital budgets for fire safety and security.
Oversee the development of comprehensive safety and security hospital-wide training and chair the Safety Education Workgroup of the EOC Subcommittee.
Review training programs to ensure they meet regulatory compliance requirements.
Oversee S&S Department specific staff training requirements.
Serve as institutional resource related to safety and serve on committees/groups in this capacity for the UIHC and UI.
Provide functional and administrative supervision over staff providing safety, fire safety and security management functions.
Recommend preventive actions to address potential risks that may occur in the work place.

Education Required:
Four year college degree in safety, security, law enforcement or other applicable degree or equivalent combination of education and leadership experience in a health care setting.

Experience Required:
7-10 years of experience in workplace safety / security in a supervisory / leadership capacity.

Experience with regulatory interaction and interpretation of OSHA, JC, CMS, NFPA and security standards

Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization

1-3 years of experience in public speaking and instructing/training development and delivery

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience in workplace safety / security in a healthcare setting

1-3 years of experience with process improvement

A safety /security professional certification

Experienced in JC and OSHA surveys

Law enforcement experience as a commissioned officer

Master’s degree in a related field


Application Type: This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.
Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.
References: References must be filled out online during the application process, however, only professional references will be allowed.
Number of References: 5

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