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Safety Director Days FT

Job ID: 2305002771-2 Date posted: 09/26/2023 Facility: DMC Harper University/Hutzel Women's Hospital
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DMC Harper University Hospital has distinguished itself in surgery and medicine and is known for its clinical expertise and innovative research. A specialty referral hospital, Harper has established Centers of Excellence in neurosciences, bariatric surgery, vascular services, multidisciplinary cardiovascular services, hypertension, stroke prevention and heart failure.

Job Summary

Directs, develops, implements, maintains and evaluates a comprehensive Environmental, Safety, Regulatory Compliance and Emergency preparedness program for the Environment of Care (EC) program in one or more operating units and multiple ambulatory locations in accordance with all local, state and federal safety codes and standards. Serves as the Site Environmental Management Representative for the ISO 14001 program.

  • Provides technical support to Directors/Managers of site departments in addressing hazards and implementation of controls that will provide for a safe working environment.
  • Conducts inspections and maintains appropriate documentation to ensure compliance with various regulatory agencies and licensing bodies.
  • Serves or chairs various EC committees and work groups on safety related issues.
  • Develops policies, intervenes in situations that pose an immediate safety threat, reviews accident and incidents occurring to employees, patients, visitors and others, reviews accident/incident reports to ascertain cause, and serves as the sites authority in safety related areas.
  • Acts as liaison in safety and environmental inspections with external regulatory agents. Manages federal emergency management grants.
  • Provides direction to subordinate staff as required.


1. Bachelors of Science degree in safety management, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Three to five years related experience, preferably in hospital operations, including experience related to the following: The JC, MIOSHA, DEQ, NFPA,CAP, CARF, CMS, Michigan Department of Community Health, and NIMS-ICS, City and State Fire Safety Regulations as well as local, state and federal regulating agencies. Safety Management, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material Management, ISO 14001, and local and regional Emergency Preparedness.

3. Qualification as a certified healthcare safety professional (CHSP) within three years of hire into the Safety Director job classification.

Job: Non-Clinical/Administrative
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Harper University/Hutzel Women's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

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