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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA AH96 - Director, Environmental & Care Team Safety in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose : The Director of Environmental & Care Team Safety reports dually to the Chief Quality Officer and Chief Facilities Officer. Under limited supervision, the Director, Environmental & Care Team Safety is responsible for the operations and strategic direction of MUSC Health in regard to the environment of care and safety of the clinical care delivery team for MUSCH Health Systems. This role provides the leadership in developing and sustaining a culture of safety pertaining to environments of care for MUSC Health patients and care team members. This position is charged with identifying opportunities and initiatives to enhance environment of care and clinical care team safety across the clinical enterprise. This role develops strategic and operational plans that build upon present initiatives to elevate occupational safety and assure MUSC Health Systems continues to be innovative and world renowned in its approaches to safety, specific to environment of care and the care delivery team.

Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/ university in healthcare field or related discipline. Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of five (5) years management-leadership experience in an environment of care (EOC) program required. A clinical background and experience in an academic health system is preferred. Required experience working with ALL 6 management plans required by Joint Commision: Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials and Waste, Fire Safety, Medical Equipment and Utilities . Extensive knowledge of Joint Commission (JC), Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs, inspections, process standards and regulations is required. Knowledge of NFPA 101 Life Safety code. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and communicate effectively (orally and in writing).

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform “pinching” operations. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 20 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous)