Employee Safety and Risk Specialist
Crozer-Keystone Health System
hace 18 días

Masters Degree is preferred

5+ years experience in related field required

The Employee Safety Specialist leads the design, development, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive employee safety program to reduce employee injury and workers compensation costs.

The Employee Safety Specialist is also responsible for developing and facilitating Safety Committees and Committee Meetings at each of the hospital and ambulatory care facilities.

Information from Safety Committees will be aggregated and reported to the Experience of Care Committee for the health system.

Position will be responsible for performing safety risk assessments for each location and identify plans of corrective action.

Position will work closely with Workers Compensation Injury Counselors, HR Business Partners, and the Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management department.

Leads program development, implementation and oversight of employee safety education and prevention programs including but not limited to needle sticks, sharp injuries, slip, trip, fall, and safe patient lifting.

Responsible for workplace violence prevention, safe ergonomics and patient handling.

Participates in the development and review of safety related organizational goals and supports health system.Leads system and care site efforts to reduce employee illnesses, injuries and related costs while increasing the focus and reporting on Good Catches

Manages risk assessments, surveys, audits and prioritizes and communicates opportunities for risk improvement.Collaborates with system and site teams to support achievement of employee safety goals

Leads the development, adoption, monitoring and reporting on metrics which demonstrate the effectiveness and need of employee safety programs.

Collects, analyzes, and reports data as required

Collaborates with site leaders to improve understanding of data and information related to the organization's performance in safety and high reliability and methods for improving performance.

Conducts, develops and educates others on event trends, root cause, apparent cause and common cause analysis.

Conducts research, development, reports, communications and trainings as requested by HR, Workers Compensation, Risk Management, Quality or Patient Safety.

Develops and refines internal communications for employee safety related information including website, dashboards, lessons learned and cause analysis.

Leads the development of communications regarding effective employee and patient safety strategies.

Supports all service locations with the management of hazardous materials and waste program; pharmacy hazardous drug management program and industrial hygiene

Familiar with Federal, State and local standards and regulations including Joint Commission, licensing, and OSHA

Education and Training :

  • Bachelor's level degree in safety, occupational health or related scientific or technical field required.
  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) or equivalent is preferred or the achievement of certification within 12 months of hire is required.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in healthcare safety and occupational safety and health required.
  • Experience and Knowledge :

  • Master's level degree is preferred
  • Certification in safety, hazard management, ergonomics, and industrial hygiene is preferred.
  • Previous work experience in a hospital or clinical setting is required.
  • Previous work experience in a Corporate or multi-hospital system is preferred.
  • Previous work experience with Lean process improvement, high reliability organization processes, and safety program management including driver safety, sharp prevention and industrial hygiene preferred.
  • Registration, Licensure and / or Certification :

  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) or equivalent is required upon hire or within 12 months of hire.
  • Skills :

  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft office products is required.
  • Advanced excel skills preferred
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence managers, supervisors and employees to follow safety programs to insure the safety of employees and patients required.
  • Experience in the design, development and delivery of safety and risk programs is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Data analytic skills required
  • Root Cause Analysis experience required
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