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Coord-Safety and Emergency Mgt

Cadillac, MI


Posted on August 2, 2018

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About Coord-Safety and Emergency Mgt

This position is to provide comprehensive institutional safety and emergency management services to Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital and facilities associated with the hospital. In addition, this position supports the organization in process improvement and project management.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Nursing or other health care discipline. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, consideration will be given to individuals with a minimum of 3 to 5 years recent relevant experience and education.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively lead environmental safety and emergency management programs in a healthcare setting.

  • A minimum of three years process redesign experience including project leadership experience is required. Requires the ability to understand and apply various tools and techniques of performance improvement, including Lean/Six Sigma to work processes. Prior health care experience in clinical process re-design and provider order entry systems preferred.

  • Certifications in Emergency Management from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), or other related agencies are required within 6 months of hire (ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, & 800). CHSP (Certified Healthcare Safety Professional) certification preferred. Other certifications in related fields are considered a plus.

  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary organizations, both public and private.

  • Must be able to pass physical requirement to allow emergency response wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Must be very proficient with Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint and able to utilize them effectively for presentations; communications, record keeping.

  • Familiarity with emergency management operations in Michigan desired, this includes an understanding of the functions of hospitals, emergency medical services organizations, public health organizations, and others involved in emergency management.

  • Ability to interact and be comfortable with a diverse group of personalities from multiple disciplines including public health, hospitals, emergency medical services, police, fire, emergency management, infectious disease experts, physicians and municipal government representatives.

  • Ability to apply The Joint Commission (TJC), The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA),National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPAA) standards/regulations to maintain hospital compliance and certification.


  • This position reports directly to the Director of Quality, Safety and Risk but will receive regular direction and support for activities from Munson Medical Center’s Safety/Security Director.

  • Have office space, phone, and computer resources assigned to implement job requirements.

  • Most work will be performed between normal working hours, 8am-5pm. On occasion, the workday will be extended or shortened due to project obligations.


Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) All ages (birth & above)

X No direct clinical contact with patients


  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Serves as the hospital’s Safety Officer.

  • Develop and maintain the Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital’s (MHCH) Emergency Management and Safety Plans, ensure that the plan is maintained and up to date and meets TJC’s standards.

  • Work directly with education to design, develop, coordinate and implement hospital-wide and site-specific training for the MHCH’s Emergency Management and Safety Plans.

  • Display excellent project management skills and systems thinking to conduct studies requiring the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data collected from a variety of sources in order to complete projects relating to cost/profitability, capacity planning, service development, facilities design, etc.

  • Directs project teams in the collection, analysis, and presentation quantitative data and information. May also take responsibility for the development and coordination of appropriate work plans for interdisciplinary project teams.

  • Is able to teach performance improvement concepts, tools, and techniques to others on a just-in-time basis.

  • Orchestrate the execution of two hospital-wide emergency preparedness drills per year (at a minimum), one of which must include a coordinated response with local emergency services and demonstrate an influx of patients. Convene an interdepartmental critique of each drill and record recommendations and lessons learned. Develop other more specific and frequent drills as deemed necessary by the Safety/Emergency Preparedness Committee.

  • Facilitate the development of cooperative regional relationships between the coalitions of Region 7 and adjacent regions.

  • Participate with internal and external task forces, committees, and agencies regarding emergency preparedness including those at the hospital, local, regional, and state levels.

  • Chair the Safety/Emergency Preparedness Committee and other related sub-committee meetings; contributes ideas and monitors the planning process. Develop project plans and timelines for accomplishing outstanding tasks. Identify inconsistencies among plans and proposes corrective measures.

  • Investigate, research, and make recommendations regarding best practices with respect to emergency preparedness.

  • Oversee and manage TJC, CMS, NFPA, and OSHA EM compliance for MHCH and hospital-based clinics. Interpret TJC’s standards as they relate the environment of care, safety, and emergency preparedness.

  • Support the implementation and on-going education of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS).

  • Work with local experts to ensure that emergency preparedness equipment and supplies are available and in good working order. Assists in the coordination of recommending purchase of supplies/equipment, as necessary.

  • Ensure that environment of care rounds (EOC) are performed at least twice a year in clinical areas and once a year in non-clinical areas. This includes both hospital and ambulatory clinics. Provide written reports of the audits to supervisors/managers in these areas.

  • Evaluate the results of TJC surveys and provide the details and expectations for both hospital areas and/or clinics that are non-compliant with The Joint Commission requirements. This may result in an escalated enforcement scheme involving reports to upper administration for assurance of compliance.

  • Provide quarterly reports of EOC compliance to the MHCH’s Safety/Emergency Preparedness Committee.

  • Serve as the resource for EOC issues or other safety issues.

  • Track OSHA recordable employee injuries and perform a complete a thorough investigation involving the injured employee and their manager. Document th

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