Accreditation Safety Officer

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Denton, TX US
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Area of Interest:
Plant operations/Facilities
Job Type:
Full Time
Texas Health Denton

Full Time 40 Hours Per Week

Required Education: H.S. Diploma or Equivalent

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

Minimum Experience Required: 3 years Emergency Management, Environment of Care or related field.

Minimum Licensure/Certifications Required: Current State of Texas Driver's License, Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional or Certified Healthcare Emergency Manager within 2 years.

Skills and Abilities:

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.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in areas related to environment of care, life safety Decontamination and emergency management.


Business or Healthcare Administration, Safety Engineering, Emergency Management, Fire Science, Decontamination or other related area.  
Overall responsibility for planning, implementation and management of regulatory compliance with Environment of Care, Life Safety, Decontamination, 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.

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.

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.

Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. Hospital services include heart and vascular care, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, emergency medicine, and a weight loss surgery program. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 1,000 employees and more than 325 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties. Located 45 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and 40 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth, Texas Health Denton is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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