• Safety Officer

    Posted Date 5 days ago(12/5/2018 2:30 PM)
    7.5 Hour
    Non-Licensed Professions
    Shift Details
    7.5 Hr: Variable Shifts
    Primary Location
    CPH Main Campus
    Education: Required Level
    Bachelor's Degree
    Education: Preferred Level
    Master's Degree
    Education: Required Field
    Health management, behavioral science, hospital administration, industrial hygiene, safety, risk management or related field
    Education: Preferred Field
    Health management, behavioral science, hospital administration, industrial hygiene, safety, risk management or related field
    Licensure / Certification (Text Only)
    Experience: |   | Required: | - Must have at least five (5) years’ experience working in the field of safety and security. | - Must have at least 5 years experience in general management. | - Must be OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer. | - Certified trainer for CPI’s Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention Program or (equivalent). | - Be eligible for Coordinator Status in the NYSDOH Health Commerce System (HCS) | - Excellent verbal and written skills | - Strong skills to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals | - Experience with preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports supporting metrics used for hospital and corporate KPI’s. | - Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products |   | Preferred: | - Military or law enforcement experience. | - Safety/Security experience in the healthcare environment. | - Board Certifications for Safety and Security from reputable professional bodies.  
  • Position Posting Details

    Variable Shifts

    Job Summary

    Under the administrative direction of the CIO, the Safety Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness programs for Canton-Potsdam Hospital. The Safety Officer will oversee several safety/security related committees within the organization, conduct safety/security rounds at all facilities and report on information involving physical safety/security and emergency preparedness to appropriate hospital administrators and the quality board.

    Core Responsibilities


    1. Security


    • The Safety Officer works in collaboration with the department directors and various administrators to develop, implement, and direct a comprehensive security operation ensuring staff, patient, and visitor security objectives are met in accordance with CPH goals.
    • Develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures to guide security efforts in protecting and assisting staff, visitors, and patients as they go about their activities within the healthcare environment.
    • Provides direction to departmental leaders to ensure all staff act in accordance with professional standards and protocols of security with respect to incident prevention, investigations, parking enforcement, emergency response actions, access control and all related standards of security.
    • Builds relationships with and coordinates with City, County, and State law enforcement officers where activities of security are involved.
    • Ensures all incidents and arrest activities are thoroughly and appropriately investigated, documented, and communicated to appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner.


    1. Safety


    • Develops, implements and monitors hospital-wide safety management programs based on evaluation of organizational expertise, applicable law, regulations and accepted practice. Ensures that the hospital complies with national safety regulations, and contractual safety requirements.
    • Conducts investigations of all on the job injuries, looking at causal factors and producing safety recommendations and trending reports, and works with occupational health/HR to provide reporting to the EOC Committee.
    • Develops and maintains a non-clinical risk management / process improvement program involving personnel throughout the facility to identify hazards and unsafe practices.
    • Reviews published and internal reports of failures, hazards, use errors and other deficiencies related to safety management (physical and chemical hazards), life safety management (fire prevention), medical equipment / technology and management (safe medical devices) and utilities management (emergency power / water supply etc.).
    • Represents the hospital in meetings with regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies that address non-clinical safety related issues.
    • Coordinates / Oversees the development and execution of other formal safety related programs for the hospital to include:
      • Hazardous Communication program (SDS)
      • External and internal emergency preparedness
      • Responds to employee, patient and visitor safety concerns by examining safety related issues, preparing recommendations for corrective actions and ensures appropriate follow-up.
      • Serves as a resource to department leaders in developing safe working practices and in maintaining a safe working environment


    1. Universal Criteria

     Functions as a CPH Team Member to ensure the facility delivers the highest quality care.

    • Recognizes limits of peer team members and staff and functions accordingly. Respects feelings of others throughout the organization.
    • Listens attentively and actively seeks clarification.
    • Attends and actively participates in department, leadership, facility meetings and seminars, including annual fire, safety, and disaster programs.
    • Actively participates in, and encourages others to speak honestly, and utilize creative and innovative approaches to accomplish tasks. Exercises transparency and discretion while sharing pertinent information with other personnel.
    • Accepts criticism as opportunities for improvement.
    • Selects priorities and organizes them to meet organizational needs and deliverables.
    • Performs duties in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision or direction.
    • Ensures routine and priority tasks are completed in established departmental time frames.
    • Maintains a quiet and professional attitude at all times.
    • Observes dress code and appears neat and well groomed.
    • Reports to work on time and notifies supervisor if delayed.
    • Sets example for other professionals in health care.
    • Always respects patient’s privacy, dignity, and confidentiality.
    • Takes appropriate initiative and action, and promptly discusses with supervisor, any concerns relative to quality of patient care.



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