Environment of Care Specialist - Physical Plant and Life Safety Surveyor
New Brunswick, NJ 
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Job Description
Environment of Care Specialist - Physical Plant and Life Safety Surveyor Req #: 26201
Category: No Category Assigned
Status: Full-Time
Shift: Day
Facility: Children's Specialized Hosp
Location:
Facilities Mgmt Nb, 200 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1942

Children s Specialized Hospital is the nation s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health.

Children's Specialized Hospital is now in its third century of caring for those in need. Our Boards of Trustees, physicians, therapists, nurses, staff, volunteers, and donors remain dedicated to the very ideals of the Hospital's founders and committed to providing the best care possible so that every child who seeks our help reaches their fullest potential.

At 16 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.

Job Summary


Maintains the documentation of the physical plant to be in compliance based on the Joint Commission (JC) standards for Life Safety (including periods of construction/renovations), and Utilities Management. This position serves as the resource for any local, state and/or federal agencies Environment of Care (EOC) issues that may be encountered by Children s Specialized Hospital. This includes surveillance, reports of the results of the surveys, data collection, assurance of compliance, training as needed, development of site-specific safety plans, and review of employee exposures reported to Employee Occupational Health and Wellness for corrective actions.Maintains the documentation of the physical plant to be in compliance based on the Joint Commission (JC) standards for Life Safety (including periods of construction/renovations), and Utilities Management. This position serves as the resource for any local, state and/or federal agencies Environment of Care (EOC) issues that may be encountered by Children s Specialized Hospital. This includes surveillance, reports of the results of the surveys, data collection, assurance of compliance, training as needed, development of site-specific safety plans, and review of employee exposures reported to Employee Occupational Health and Wellness for corrective actions.Maintains the documentation of the physical plant to be in compliance based on the Joint Commission (JC) standards for Life Safety (including periods of construction/renovations), and Utilities Management. This position serves as the resource for any local, state and/or federal agencies Environment of Care (EOC) issues that may be encountered by Children s Specialized Hospital. This includes surveillance, reports of the results of the surveys, data collection, assurance of compliance, training as needed, development of site-specific safety plans, and review of employee exposures reported to Employee Occupational Health and Wellness for corrective actions.

Essential Job Functions

The Environment of Care (EOC) Specialist will ensure that both ambulatory care clinics and hospital areas are surveyed/audit twice a year, as required by Joint Commission (JC). This will include both conducting surveys and overseeing additional EOC surveyors to assure all areas are reviewed. Responsibility includes interpreting the Joint Commission s standards as they relate to Children s Specialized Hospital facilities. Noncompliance affects Children s image and revenue potential.

The EOC Specialist will evaluate the results of the surveys and provide the details and expectations for both hospital areas and/or clinics that are non-compliant with the JC requirements. This may result in an escalated enforcement scheme involving reports to upper management for assurance of compliance.

Conduct mandated Environment of Care audits in the hospital units as well as in the ambulatory clinics at least twice a year. The areas designated by the JC that the EOC Specialist provides documentation for Life Safety (including periods of construction/renovations), and Utilities Management. The EOC Specialist provides written reports of the audits to supervisors/managers in these areas.

Ensures that all hospital facilities and ambulatory clinics are surveyed for EOC issues by collaborating with other safety and health specialists needed to conduct and complete surveys.

Evaluates the results of the surveys and provides the details and expectations for both hospital areas and/or clinics that are non-compliant with the JC requirements. This may result in an escalated enforcement process involving reports to upper management for assurance of compliance. Training for management may be provided/recommended.

The EOC Specialist serves as the resource for EOC issues or other safety issues for off-site clinics.

Develops and updates the EOC audit tools for both the hospital and ambulatory clinics.

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience

2+ years experience in a healthcare setting

Background in regulatory requirements considered a plus

Bachelors in a Health Care or Public Health discipline desirable

Certification

Healthcare certification(s) considered a plus

License

N/A

Job Specific Contacts

Hospital administrators, Physicians, Directors/Managers, staff, patients, inspectors, contractors

Physical Demands

Standing/Walking during surveillance rounds, and daily rounding

Working Environment Additional Comments

Hospital environment, Facilities Office

Additional Comments

Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, including one-on-one and participation in meetings, presentations and training sessions.


RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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