For more than 100 years, Wesley Healthcare has provided exceptional care to thousands of families in Wichita and throughout Kansas and Northern Oklahoma.
As the hospital of choice for thousands of people in Kansas and northern Oklahoma, Wesley provides access for our patients to receive comprehensive care from the most experienced physicians in Kansas. Our patients’ preference for Wesley extends well beyond the high-quality medical services we offer. It includes the spirit of intensive caring that inspires and guides everyone who works at our facilities.
As a leader in overall recommended care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies each year, more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Additionally, Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita with the Wesley ER, Wesley Derby ER, Wesley West ER, the Wesley Woodlawn ER and the region’s only pediatric ER just for kids.
Founded in 1912 by a regional organization of the Methodist Church, Wesley has been an HCA facility since 1985. Wesley Healthcare owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital, Wesley West ER, Wesley Derby ER and multiple WesleyCare clinics.
Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all . Leads the development, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive safety management program for the organization. Functions as the primary liaison with staff in the operation of the various program components. Keeps abreast of and ensures compliance with relevant federal, state and local statutes, regulations and reporting requirements. Develops and administers safety education program for medical center staff. Responsible for organizational compliance with TJC Environment of Care, Life Safety, and OSHA standards related to patient and staff safety. Assists in the administration of the property loss prevention and claims management program. Continually improves processes and services throughout the organization that impact safety management.
Demonstrates the ability to adapt technique/treatment to age of population served, including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, while providing care/service with respect to cultural differences and spiritual needs.
Serves as the Safety Officer for Wesley Medical Center, Galichia Heart Hospital, and other Wesley owned facilities and for loss control services
Serves as a resource person for Wesley Medical Center departments on safety, loss control, and other related issues. In coordination with the Plant Operations department, intervenes in conditions that pose an immediate threat to life or health or threatens to damage equipment or buildings
Develops, reviews, and recommends changes to departmental and hospital wide safety policies and procedures to maintain compliance with existing and new regulations and hospital industry standards; ensures timely review and revision according to industry standards and conducts an annual evaluation of the medical center ’s safety program objectives, scope, performance and effectiveness and makes recommendations for continuous improvement
Coordinates risk assessments in all safety areas, collaborating with Plant Operations and Security departments and reports these assessments to the Safety Committee on an annual basis
Collaborates with related departments in the medical center to plan, implement, and evaluate safety related drills as deemed necessary from the safety risk assessments and consistent with regulatory and enterprise-wide requirements. These may include infant abduction, severe weather, and active shooter drills, for example.
Coordinates, leads, and reports to the Wesley Safety committee, including the maintenance and ongoing refinement of a structured reporting framework and grid that assures regulatory and reporting oversight and compliance. Coordinates and supervises the annual review of the seven Environment of Care plans for all campuses by the Safety committee, including objectives, scope, performance, and effectiveness of each plan.
In collaboration with the Risk Management and Plant Operations departments, collates and reports in a usable form information concerning safety deficiencies, problems, system failures and user errors relating to managing the environment and opportunities for improvement for all Wesley Medical Center campuses. Coordinates the preparation of after-action event reports and plans for improvement.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the essential functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the position. Responsibilities are subject to change
In collaboration with the Security, Plant Operations, and Risk Management departments, reviews all hospital notification system reports related to safety, property loss, security and other areas and takes action as appropriate to maintain a safe environment.
Conducts, coordinates, and documents periodic surveys at least monthly of all Wesley Medical Center facilities to ensure compliance with all fire, electrical and general safety requirements and submits the report to the safety committee for action and monitoring on a quarterly basis.
Designs, programs for, and participates in the education of hospital and resident staff in loss prevention, general safety, applicable state, federal and local laws, including NFPA, Fire Safety,
TJC, OSHA and other regulatory standards related to environmental safety. Coordinates with Staff Development in developing required safety education for hospital staff
Provides reports regarding safety and loss prevention activities to the Safety Committee, Board of Trustees, Department Directors, and the Senior Management Team for their evaluation and action
Coordinates the delivery of the required education for hospital personnel concerning hazardous waste
Participates, upon request of the Plant Operations Director and/or the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, in all fire and emergency preparedness drills and actual plan implementation
In collaboration with the Plant Operations Director, manages the collection and disposal of hazardous chemical and infectious waste generated by all Wesley Medical Center campuses. Assures compliance with all state, federal, and local laws and requirements pertaining to hazardous materials including a hazards and vulnerability analysis and maintenance of required documentation
Coordinates the collection and dissemination of al l sources of information related to environmental safety, including published hazard notices or product recall reports for all Wesley Medical Center campuses
In collaboration with Security, identifies any risk to hospital patients, visitors, and staff. Collaborates with Security to recommend and facilitate changes to improve safety based on identified risks, and evaluate effectiveness of changes
Monitors and fulfills reporting requirements to state regulatory agency for waste generator status for all Wesley Medical Center campuses
Assures communication and cooperation with the medical center department directors in compliance with and documentation of all regulatory standards, including federal, state, local, and Joint Commission requirements for environmental and life safety
Serves as a resource for clinical and nonclinical departments on issues of patient, visitor, and staff safety
Prepares, in collaboration with the reporting director, and maintains the Safety department annual budget
Participates in community safety and emergency preparedness activities
Performs additional safety duties as assigned
Chairs Facility Green Team. Researches, directs analysis of, reviews data and advises Facility Green Team relative to long and short range sustainability goals and projects. Provides quarterly reports to Executive Team (or Environmental Leadership Committee) on Facility Green Team activities and goals
Serves as a resource to Employee Advisory Groups on sustainability matters
Attends operations, marketing meetings and other inter - and intra-department committees as Sustainability representative. Ensures collaboration and communication on intra - and inter- departmental sustainability initiatives and reports compliance with sustainability goals to Executive Team
Reviews, revises, recommends, and implements sustainable practices as appropriate
Coordinates with the HCA Corporate Sustainability Effort to ensure no overlap of activities and available resources are being properly used
Provides data and information regarding sustainability efforts to division and HCA Corporate
Oversees the implementation of Regional or Corporate sustainability projects
Responsible for start -up and implementation of local new sustainability initiatives
Serves as a resource to unit based projects related to quality improvement and serves on work teams and committees as directed
Fulfill ls the OSHA requirements as the OSHA Safety Officer
Current licensure or registration as related to the incumbent’s degree
Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (ASHE Certification) (preferred)
Other certification in safety profession(preferred)
Bachelor’s degree in a business or other appropriate (such as health) related field
4-6 years of experience Safety and/or loss control or training
Master’s degree in a quality control, risk, business or health-related field (preferred)
Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of current safety and risk management practices, loss control, and claim management
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and respond effectively and appropriately to situations involving risk or unsafe conditions or concerns
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to write policies and procedures
Demonstrated ability to lead committees and groups effectively so as to achieve team and organizational goals
Extensive knowledge of OSHA and other safety-related laws and regulations
Commitment to understanding and valuing individual differences and ability to foster an environment of acceptance, fairness and mutual respect.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate with Wesley Medical Center associates and community members at all levels in a respectful, supportive, positive, objective manner, keeping the issues at the forefront of the discussion. Demonstrated ability to work on problem solving as a process issue, not a personality issue.
Ability to analyze data, evaluate outcomes and recommend actions.
Organizational skills: time management, self -motivation, project management, priority setting.
Knowledge of waste and inefficiencies common to the healthcare setting.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of safety and risk management practices in a healthcare setting
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