Environmental Safety Manager in Tampa, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
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  • Job Function
  • Travel
    Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Tampa

Job Description

Work Hours/Shifts         
Full Time/Day

Florida Hospital Tampa

Our hospital has celebrated many firsts in Tampa’s health care history since we opened our doors in 1968. Today, more than four decades later, Florida Hospital Tampa continues to offer innovative medicine as we elevate health care in the Tampa Bay region.

At Florida Hospital Tampa, our diverse clinical specialties provide world-class health care to our patients. We offer the most trusted, expert care in key specialties including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's health, cancer and surgery. Our skilled surgeons not only utilize minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures, but they are also leaders in improving these advanced techniques.

You will be responsible for:

  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Environment of Care, Joint Commission standards and ensures Florida Hospital Tampa compliance with same.
  • Coordinates and maintains changes to the EOC Management Plans and their supporting Policies & Procedures based on current regulatory agency standards or organizational changes.
  • Maintains documentation for Joint Commission about the Statement of Conditions and current Life Safety Code practices and coordinates with Facilities departments for resolution of deficiencies.
  • Coordinates maintenance and construction activities with the hospital Infection Prevention team.
  • Collaborates with the Facilities Department personnel to ensure the on-going compliance with maintenance and construction activities as they relate to the EOC.
  • Acts as a Liaison with other organizations and relevant authorities as necessary to ensure integration and community cooperation for emergency response activities.
  • Provides all documentation and analyses for the Annual Evaluation of the Environment of Care program and the EOC Periodic Performance Review for Joint Commission.
  • Develops, coordinates and/or provides safety training for personnel related to the EOC including fire prevention, emergency planning, hazardous materials handling, utilities systems, etc.
  • Directs the development of and the on-going participation of personnel in a hospital response Decontamination Team. Coordinates the availability of equipment to conduct response.
  • Provides guidance for all departments within the organization for department specific training, emergency response and preparedness activities.
  • Documents, charts, graphs, analyzes and reports to the EOC Committee, the collected information for ICES (Information Collection and Evaluation System) relative to the EOC.
  • Contributes to creative solutions for Performance Improvement plans for the EOC.
  • Works collaboratively with the Patient Safety team members for integration of organizational processes and effective communication.
  • Conducts safety inspections and on-going hazard surveillance and ensures implementation of resolutions as required and identified in the assessments.
  • Conducts EOC summary reports and presentations for the Governing Board of Directors on a bi-annual basis.


What will you need?

  • Computer experience required, experience with MS Office Suite preferred. 
  • Must communicate effectively with peers, physicians, clinical and administrative staff.   
  • Extensive working knowledge of Joint Commission Environment of Care standards as they apply to a health care facility
  • Knowledge of and experience with the NFPA Life Safety standards
  • Knowledge of and experience with chemical safety, disposal and regulations
  • Knowledge of Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make effective presentations to large groups
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations; experience conducting Life Safety Surveys (preferred)
  • Previous total accountability for a hospital Environment of Care Program (preferred).
  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited university. Preference will be given to degrees related to occupational health and safety and health care: or, equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training and experience.
  • Five years ‘experience in a health care setting providing services related to environment of care, occupational health and safety, or life safety. Previous experience in TJC accreditation surveys preferred. Experience in conducting safety compliance surveys in a healthcare setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare or technical field from an accredited four-year degree program (preferred)
  • Appropriate additional coursework including Federal Emergency Management Agency Courses (preferred).
  •  Possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an acceptable driving record
  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional or similar professional safety related certification (preferred)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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