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Safety Director

Overview Our Safety Director (Safety/Dir.) reports directly to the Hospital Administrator with Correct Care Recovery Solutions Corporate oversight provided by the Vice President of Security Operations.  Is responsible for the provision of an orderly, safe and secure environment for the staff; the patient population and the public.  Creates, implements and maintains comprehensive guidelines and protocols for the operation of the Safety Department.  Functions as a member of the senior management team interfacing with and providing support for the Medical and Clinical mission of the facility. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice or related field preferred Experience: Minimum of five (5) years experience in healthcare or institutional security At least three (3) years of which must have been in a management  or supervisory capacity (at a minimum). Licenses/Certifications: Valid driver's license Responsibilities Plans, coordinates, and manages the safety staff to ensure a safe, secure and therapeutic facility. Creates, implements and monitors day-to-day Safety protocols, Policies & Procedures to ensure the smooth, effective and responsive operation of the Safety Department (Dept.). Reviews Policies & Procedures on an annual basis to ensure their continued effectiveness and submits recommendations for modifications or new ones Ensures that corrective actions are taken on a timely basis regarding any safety discrepancies, malfunctions, safety hazards or security breaches discovered throughout the facility. Advises the Hospital Administrator on all aspects of the provision of the safety and security operations of the facility. Works directly with the Clinical and Medical management team members to ensure that the Safety work force provides continual support and reinforcement for the therapeutic mission of the facility. Develops and maintains effective lines of communications with the Massachusetts Dept. of Corrections (MDOC) representative/s who are providing the oversight of the facility. Interfaces with local, state and federal law enforcement as well as other emergency service agencies on behalf of the Hospital Administrator regarding criminal related activity which occurs within the facility and its secured compound or the need for other emergency responses to the facility. Participates with upper management in strategic planning and budget development. Manages Safety Dept. related budgetary items (e.g. direct labor costs; uniforms; supplies and equipment). Establishes monitors and maintains secure key control protocols for all facility keys to include staff keys, restricted access keys, vehicle keys, etc. Establishes and monitors safe, secure and efficient tool control protocols within the facility. Creates and manages safety and security related emergency responses to ensure the continued safe and secure custody and management of the patient population to address a wide range of emergency situations. Works with the Assistant Safety Director and Safety Shift Supervisors to ensure that all safety duty posts throughout the facility are adequately staffed at all times. Sets priorities, makes decisions and takes necessary courses of action based on multiple demands and available human, financial and material resources. Coordinates with appropriate departments, to include law enforcement agencies, investigations involving employees, visitors, patients, elopements/escapes, major disturbance, thefts, etc. Conducts on-going environmental inspections of grounds and buildings and performs on-going reviews to ensure safety and security procedures are effectively updated and maintained. Evaluates the performance of assigned personnel and completes a written Performance Appraisals on a timely basis. Completes and submits subordinates' performance improvement reports within designated time frames. Follows up on all employees' performance improvement recommendations providing counseling, re-training and/or discipline as required. Serves on the Performance Improvement (P.I) Committee. Maintains a thorough understanding of the CCRS Corporate compliance program and develops, disseminates, implements, and monitors procedures to ensure compliance with relevant laws, standards, and federal reimbursement guidelines. Participates in compliance auditing and monitoring as required. Cooperates in compliance-related investigations and implementation of corrective actions to address non-compliance areas. Personally adheres to CCRS Code of Conduct Standards; provides ongoing support and ensures that subordinate staff adheres to organization's Code of Conduct. Responds appropriately and in a timely manner to reports of staff, patients, visitors and/or vendors misconduct or behavior that could result in violation of laws, rules, regulations, and/or hospital policies and procedures. Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural diversity issues when dealing with staff and patients. Assists in the New Employee Orientation process by providing security instruction to all new employees Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis. Perform other duties as assigned.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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