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|VICE PRESIDENT OF SAFETY AND SECURITY|
|Facility:||Erie County Medical Center Corporation|
|Schedule:||Full Time - FT|
|Hours:||40 per week|
The work involves setting the safety and security agenda at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. Safety encompasses not only the management of infection control, environment of care, emergency preparedness and quality improvement, but also the maintenance and development of the physical plant and grounds. Security encompasses the oversight of all aspects of the patient and staff experience as well as the daily operations of the hospital Security and Safety Management Department. The incumbent coordinates process improvement activities that will support the agenda and related goals of the Corporation. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer. Supervision is exercised over safety related departments. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Reviews facility data to identify the need for monitoring outcomes and determines opportunities for performance improvement that enhance the quality of care provided and safety of patients and staff;
Recommends and facilities the development and review of policies and procedures to improve patient and staff safety and to implement emergency preparedness and safety strategies;
Coordinates the activities and improvement opportunities of the Environment of Care Committee, strategies for compliance with Joint Commission and New York State Department of Health, hospital and medical staff quality improvements and Joint Commission and NYS Department of Health survey and periodic performance reviews;
Ensures compliance with accreditation standards of the Joint Commission, New York State Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, Commission of Quality of Care and all other Federal, State and local regulations and standards;
Develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates security services policies, standards, guidelines and operations to ensure compliance with
Monitors all surveillance activities to ensure prioritization of activities, appropriate depth of investigation, need for additional data collection and to identify other necessary actions through data analysis;
Monitors plant maintenance, new construction and building renovations; advises on operational aspects;
Develops advisory reports on the infection prevention implications of construction and renovation projects and minimization techniques; ensures regular surveillance in construction areas so additional findings are identified and acted upon timely;
Assists in the preparation of department budgets and allocation of funds based upon review of department estimates/recommendations;
Acts as primary contact for the New York State Department of Health, including New York Patient Occurrence Reporting and Tracking System reporting;
Educates others on system based causes for medical errors, communicates literature-based ideas regarding patient safety strategies;
Ensures compliance with notification of appropriate health authorities in the event reportable criteria are met;
Distributes the findings and recommendations of the safety and security programs to appropriate individuals, committees, departments and units and ensures that all necessary actions to address problems are enacted.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITITES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of safety and security; thorough knowledge of infection control practice as mandated by Federal, State and local regulations and standards; good knowledge of emergency preparedness and response programs; good knowledge of hospital structure, organization and function, ability to plan, develop and evaluate programs; ability to develop and implement policies; ability to collect data and prepare reports; ability to develop education programs; ability to instruct others; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to develop effective working relationships; ability to act quickly and calmly in an emergency situation; critical thinking skills; analytical skills; initiative; resourcefulness; sound professional judgment; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration or closely related health care field and eight (8) years of experience as a Professional Registered Nurse or mid-level Hospital Administrator at least five (5) years of which included Joint commission survey activities.
Board Certification in Infection Prevention and Control as issued by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology at time of appointment.