La Grange, IL 60525

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description



**All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:**

+ Benefits from Day One

+ Paid Days Off from Day One

+ Student Loan Repayment Program

+ Career Development

+ Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

+ Mental Health Resources and Support

+ Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

**Our promise to you:**

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that **together** we are even better.

**Schedule:** FULL TIME

**Shift** :


**The community you’ll be caring for:**

**The role you’ll contribute:**

Under the direction of the Department Leadership, the safety specialist is responsible for developing, coordinating, training and providing technical consultation associated with environmental safety matters that include fire safety, ergonomics, chemical safety and biohazard control. The safety specialist works with internal and external stakeholders to provide a safe environment and to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

**The value you’ll bring to the team:**

+ Assists in the implementation, management and monitoring of safety programs, including policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements.

+ Assists in the evaluation of the medical center’s procedures, facilities and equipment by conducting frequent inspections to identify unsafe conditions and to implement safeguards and solutions

+ Participates in daily/ weekly safety rounds throughout the medical center

+ Identifies training needs/deficiencies, identifying priorities for training of departments and programs. Designs and delivers the appropriate programs through in-person and/or on-line training systems to educate medical center employees/physicians in environmental safety programs. Maintains training records as needed.

+ Contributes to the ongoing continuous improvement of the environmental safety program

+ Assists with developing, implementing, monitoring, and managing the safety program(s), policies, and procedures.

+ Researches and recommends safety equipment. Maintains safety and accident records, as needed.

+ Assists department leadership in identifying employee injury causation trends, and mitigation options for reducing injury frequency and severity

+ Prepares and delivers recommendations to department leaders, safety committee representatives, and other medical center associates/leaders.

+ Performs administrative duties associated with the specific duties of the safety specialist position

+ Remains current on new technology, methodology and equipment

+ Participates in the Hospital Incident Command System structure during emerging events

+ In collaboration with the department leadership, participates in the medical center’s hazard surveillance program and develops summary/reports.

+ Works with department leadership to develop and maintain data for the chemical inventory software

+ Develops monthly environmental safety newsletters and other communication modalities


**The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:**

+ Applicable NFPA, OSHA, TJC, CMS, EPA, and other applicable Federal, State and local rules and regulations relating to environmental safety

+ Safety an Environmental hazard identification methods

Skills in:

+ Developing, implementing training programs

+ Preparing and maintaining records and electronic files (i.e. – Interim Life Safety Measures, Pre- Construction Risk Analysis, Life Safety Risk Analysis etc)

+ Public speaking and training to diverse audience

+ Preparing reports and dashboard metrics

+ Communicating and analyzing complex and detailed reports and information

+ Handling multiple priorities simultaneously

+ Computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools: Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Ability to:

+ Practice strong time management

+ Work effectively with diverse groups

+ Build relationships on and off campus

+ Communicate effectively and timely through oral and written media

+ Analyze and resolve problems with minimal supervision

+ Be collaborative and an active listener

+ Work with multiple priorities in a fast paced and changing environment

+ Maintain effective working relationships with co-workers

+ Exercise considerable judgment and initiative

+ Handle sensitive matters and situations

+ Remain calm under high pressure/ difficult situations

+ Strong organizational skills


+ High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

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

**Category:** Facilities

**Organization:** AdventHealth LaGrange

**Schedule:** 1 - Day

**Shift:** AdventHealth La Grange

**Req ID:** 22018166

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

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