The Environmental Health and Safety Manager champions a culture of safety through leadership, role modeling, teaching, and mentoring in order to ensure safety of staff, patients, and visitors in all Denver Health facilities and buildings where Denver Health services are provided. This position will provide problem-solving, consultative, advisory and interpretive services throughout the organization as it relates to regulatory compliance and safety. Under minimal supervision, provides the leadership and oversight of safety and compliance programs, occupational safety, life safety, construction safety, waste management and hazardous materials, as well as regulatory readiness under the Support Services umbrella. Has authority to stop unsafe, non-clinical activities or practices or intervene when environmental conditions immediately threaten the life or health of the occupants of the facility. Responsible for tracking and monitoring compliance in the Support Services Department related to any federal, state, or local regulation as well as accreditation standards and other applicable standards or guidelines, including but not limited to Life Safety Code, Joint Commission Standards, environmental reporting requirements, and OSHA compliance. Responsible to ensure Denver Health is prepared for any inspections or surveys focused on the Environment of Care, Life Safety, and/or CMS standards. This position requires regular communications with multiple work teams and groups across Denver Health, as well as stakeholders at all levels throughout the organization.
1. Oversees compliance programs under the Support Services umbrella and tracks compliance with The Joint Commission's Environment of Care and Life Safety chapters. Additionally, establishes requirements related to compliance related to federal safety and environmental programs in an effort to maintain constant readiness for surveys and inspections.2. Serves as a primary point of contact for federal, state, local, and organizational regulatory compliance agencies. 3. Conducts risk assessments where necessary and assists other departments in conducting risk assessments to determine organizational gaps and compliance impacts. Completes and/or ensure execution of and monitor compliance with risk assessments and mitigation plans. 4. Assesses and monitors Interim Life Safety Measures to ensure compliance with the Life Safety Code is maintained. 5. Prohibits any non-clinical activities or practices that may be unsafe or cause harm to patients, staff, or visitors.6. Oversees plans, policies, programs, and systems that ensure transparent and perpetual compliance with all regulatory requirements applicable to the physical environment.7. Provides oversight and direction for the DHHA Waste Management program and ensure appropriate operations and continuous improvement.8. Coordinates the on-going, organization-wide system of information collection, evaluation, and appropriate dissemination of regulatory changes, identified deficiencies and opportunities for improvement relative to regulatory requirements related to the physical environment. 9. Establishes training requirements and content for new employees as well as ongoing education efforts for existing employees relating to regulatory compliance and activities necessary to maintain a safe environment for staff, patients, and visitors.10. Responds to concerns or incidents requiring expertise and/or investigation.11. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1. Proven ability in managing complex organizations and projects, strategic planning, fiscal planning and staff development required2. Understands requirements of the CMS standards and The Joint Commission, Life Safety Code, and OSHA standards as well as the accreditation process. 3. Knowledge of hospital organizational structure and operations. 4. Skilled in recognizing risk factors and taking appropriate action with firmness and tact.5. Skilled in implementing and executing policies and plans across organizations.6. Ability to work independently and as part of team while taking ownership and responsibility for projects as assigned. 7. Ability to interface with agency partners and work independently or collaboratively on projects, often under compressed timelines. 8. Ability to understand regulatory requirements then interpret those requirements for the purpose of education and implementation at the organizational level.Computers and Technology1. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
1. Bachelor's degree required. Concentration in Safety Management or related field preferred.2. Five years' experience managing a safety and/or regulatory compliance program in a healthcare environment.3. Three years' experience as a hospital Safety Officer required.4. One year experience in a lead or supervisory role required.5. Experience working with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) as well as hospital accrediting agencies.
Location Main Campus - Pavilion J
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 2185
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.