Positions Location: Lansing, MI Job Description General Purpose of Job: Uses professional expertise to identify and mitigate Environment of Care risks to Caregivers, Patients, and visitors. Essential Duties: This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.
Conducts safety inspections of buildings and grounds on a periodic basis, in keeping with accreditation requirements. Identify hazards and work with area management to correct deficiencies. Maintain database and ensure corrections are completed in a timely fashion. Analyze data and report trends to the Safety Committee for loss prevention and loss control.
Enforces compliance with Sparrow Health System Safety policies, accreditation Performance Standards, and regulatory standards, as applicable.
Recommends educational needs identified as a result of inspections.
Assists with delivery of educational programming to Associates.
Serves as liaison between department/site managers and Safety Committee.
Performs mock surveys for TJC and HFAP readiness. Reports deficiencies to EC Safety Director.
Oversees annually required chemical inventory and air monitoring program.
Assists in investigating safety-related incidents.
Offers suggestions to ensure continuous improvement in the safety program.
Accepts and performs other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Safety Director.
Serves as a role model for consistent demonstration of Sparrow Health System's Customer Service Behavior Standards of Performance by respecting the privacy and confidentiality of those we serve.
Demonstrates knowledge and respects patient, service provider and organizational confidentiality procedures and protocol defined under the HIPAA Privacy standards.
Follows established HIPAA privacy procedures when using and/or disclosing protected health information.
Maintains and protects patients’ rights under the HIPAA Privacy Standards.
Job Requirements General Requirements
• Healthcare professions requiring licensure in the State of Michigan must have and maintain current licensure. • A certification in safety is preferred. If not CHSP certified, must attain certification within 3 years.
• Experience in Infection Prevention or Healthcare Safety Education • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Hazardous Materials Management, Industrial Hygiene, or Healthcare Administration. Specialized Knowledge and Skills • Strong organizational skills. • Ability to take direction and complete projects on time. • Behavior consistent with Sparrow's values of excellence, service, people, responsibility, innovations and teamwork. • Familiarity with TJC Environment of Care accreditation standards, and safety and environmental regulations. • Ability to communicate effectively with associates at all levels within the organization. • Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.