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Care Site Description
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization headquartered in Broomfield with facilities located in Colorado, Kansas and Montana. SCL Health operates:
4 safety net clinics
1 children's mental health treatment center
190+ ambulatory service centers
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health—and hope—to our patients.
Our ministry is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
The Associate Safety Program Manager leads the design, development, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive associate safety program for SCL Health's systems offices. Responsibilities include:
- Leads program development, implementation and oversight of associate safety education and prevention programs including but not limited to sharp, slip, trip and fall and workplace violence prevention, safe ergonomics and patient handling.
- Participates in the development and review of safety related organizational goals and supports service locations and partner departments as needed. Leads system and care site efforts to reduce Associate illnesses, injuries and related costs while increasing the focus and reporting of Good Catches.
- Manages risk assessments/surveys, audits and prioritizes and communicates opportunities for risk improvement. Collaborates with system and care site teams to support achievement of national patient safety goals.
- Leads the development, adoption, monitoring and reporting on metrics which demonstrate the effectiveness/need of the associate safety programs. Collects, analyzes and reports data as required.
- Collaborates with care site leaders to improve understanding of data/information related to the organization’s performance in safety and high reliability and methods for improving performance. Conducts, develops and educates others on event trend, root cause, apparent cause and common cause analysis.
- Conducts research, development, reports, communications and training as requested by Director of Associate Safety. Develops and refines internal communications for associate safety related information including: web site, lessons learned, and cause analysis. Leads the development of communications regarding effective patient safety strategies.
- Supports all service locations with the Management of the Hazardous Materials and Waste Program, Pharmacy Hazardous Drug Management Program, and Industrial Hygiene Exposure Program.
- Bachelor’s level degree is required.
- Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) or equivalent is required within 12 months of hire.
- Eight (8) years of experience in healthcare safety and occupational safety and health or equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
- Previous work experience with workplace violence prevention program management is required.
- Master’s level degree is preferred.
- Certification in safety, hazard management, ergonomics, Industrial Hygiene is preferred.
- Previous work experience in a clinical setting is preferred.
- Previous work experience in a Corporate or multi-hospital system is preferred.
- Author or co-author in professional healthcare journal is preferred.
- Previous work experience with Lean process improvement and safety program management including driver safety, Sharp Prevention, and Industrial Hygiene (IH).
- Highly prefer candidate with Occupational Health experience.