Senior Manager, Environment of Care (Remote) in Brentwood, TN at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 10/18/2020

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Job Description

Health Support Center

The Senior Manager of Environment of Care is responsible for the overall compliance of all hospitals with local, national, and federal codes & regulations as they relate to Environment of Care issues.  

This position assists the Director Environment of Care with developing, establishing, and planning the overall policies and goals for LifePoint Hospitals as they relate to Environment of Care Compliance. Works closely with the facility Directors of Plant Operations (DPOs), Hospital Administrators, and corporate staff to insure the highest standards of quality, service, and operations are maintained. Works in conjunction with the Directors and Senior Managers of Corporate Engineering to assure that the infrastructures of all hospitals remain in a safe condition at all times.

General Responsibilities

Assist with planning and developing Environment of Care programs to assure corporate compliance with all rules and regulations. Performs on-site facility inspections to verify field conditions of each hospital. Documents and develops written inspection results and required action plans to correct deficiencies noted in the field. Distributes reports to appropriate personnel and follows up on corrective actions required by each facility. Assists in the education of facility engineers by developing educational programs to be used by facility engineers, and for the DPO educational sessions when held. Provides resources and information to corporate and field personnel when required, as it relates to Life Safety and Environment of Care issues. Will assist in the support of corporate engineers when data or other related resources are required of this position. Will attend educational seminars as required to maintain up to date knowledge and skills as they relate to Life Safety Management. Maintains documentation and verifies that hospitals are in compliance with the computerized Work Order/Preventive Maintenance Building Maintenance Program as it relates to Joint Commission and Life Safety. Inspect facilities and confirm compliance with the Joint Commissions Environment of Care standards and CMS Conditions of Participation as they relate to Life Safety.

Inspect and verify that facility Statement of Conditions documents are in place, up to date, and accurate. Assists Director of Environment of Care with maintenance of a file of all electronically submitted Statement of Conditions drawings to be used during The Joint Commission (TJC) surveys. Assists Director of Environment of Care with maintenance of a file of all completed and outstanding Plans for Improvement (PFI’s) for each facility and reports this data to appropriate personnel on a regular basis.

Job Requirements

  • An Associate’s Degree with 7 years of healthcare experience (OR);
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of healthcare experience (OR);
  • Ten years of healthcare experience with at least five of those years being related to Environment of Care responsibilities.
  • A Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) and/or a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM) certification(s) are preferred but not required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Life Safety Codes, NFPA Codes, OSHA Standards and Construction processes.
  • Person must have a working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Power Point.
  • Must have excellent vocabulary and report writing skills.
  • Must be able to read, interpret, and understand design blueprints.
  • Person must be willing to travel extensively to complete his/her tasks.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

The physical demands described here arerepresentative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully performthe essential functions of this job.  Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.

Requiresprolonged sitting and some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manualdexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator,and other office equipment.  Requiresnormal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicateappropriate reports.  Requires liftingpapers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. Work is performed in an office environment and involves frequent contactwith staff and the public.  Work at the facilities is performed in multipleenvironments and involves climbing on roofs, climbing on ladders in hallways,putting on scrubs and going into surgery areas, passing through mechanicalrooms, and frequent contact with staff and the public.   

LifePoint Hospitals, an Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran