- KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
- Master degree in related field or equivalent level of education preferred.
- Bachelor's degree in related field.
- College degree must be from accredited institutions of higher learning.
- Certification/Licensure/Registration: Current certification/licensure/registration in a field related to plant, technology, and safety management [i.e., Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Healthcare Environmental Manager (HEM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Professional Engineer (PE)] or able to attain within one year of hire.
- General Knowledge and Experience:
- Eight years of hospital experience in facilities management, including at least five years in a management position in engineering, facilities management, hazardous materials and waste management, emergency preparedness, biomedical equipment, and/or utility systems as well as experience as the organization's **Safety Officer.
- Knowledge of Joint Commission Environment of Care standards including the Life Safety Code (NFPA101) and other relevant NFPA standards and direct involvement with a minimum of two Joint Commission surveys.
- Physical Abilities: This job is very physical, and requires the following abilities:
- To observe, in real time and without slowing or otherwise interrupting the progress of, the building tour during weather and other extreme situations, etc.
- To stand for long periods of time, walking lengthy distances, lifting, climbing, stooping, pulling, kneeling, and pushing in order to adequately inspect and observe all medical facilities, equipment and procedures, such as emergency exit procedures, remote storage facilities, any areas where cleanliness may affect the possibility of infection, medical equipment, etc.
- To engage in extensive travel as set forth above, including driving a car to remote locations, flying on small airplanes and into small airports, traveling in all types of weather conditions, etc.
- To work in settings in which dust, allergens, and infectious diseases are present.
- To lift, push and pull a minimum of 25 pounds.
- To walk up and down stairways (e.g., to test escape routes, assess safety of emergency exits, regulatory compliance, etc.);
- To remove obstructed covers or impediments to equipment or other mechanical areas;
- To examine small and often dirty printed labels and print on equipment;
- To examine exhaust mechanisms, duct work and laundry chutes in hard-to-reach areas such as ceilings, utility spaces and mechanical rooms;
- To climb ladders and fire escapes (e.g., to ensure usable, unobstructed escape routes are maintained, assess ceilings for penetrations and other risks);
- To kneel, stoop, and crawl into tight areas such as crawl spaces housing mechanical fixtures (e.g., to assess equipment and assess risks);
- To climb over or under pipes, ductwork or other obstructions;
- To straddle and balance in relatively unstable environments that are not designed for typical occupation by patients or most employees of the health care organization.
- To use a laptop computer and life safety tools and equipment.
All positions require 100% nationwide (some international) travel. Please review the following employment statuses.
Candidates interested with intermittent status will be required to complete a minimum of 6 surveys throughout the year.
We are currently hiring for our next orientation class to take place on February 6, 2023.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position. The description is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities, and working conditions associated with this position. All requirements are subject to possible modification due to business needs and/or reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.