Building Infrastructure & Safety Program Specialist - Hospital Facility West (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: General/Environmental Service
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 15879
FTE: 1

General/ Environmental Service

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job. 

The Building Infrastructure & Safety Program Specialist is responsible for managing and coordinating the hospital's accreditation and regulatory compliance of the Fire and Life Safety and Utility Management Programs.  Ensures a safe facility through participating in Environment of Care rounding, validating inspection, testing, and maintenance is conducted on schedule, risk assessments are completed, and department policies are current and accurate.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Oversees accreditation compliance of CMS and Joint Commission standards or regulation by state and local jurisdictions for the hospitals and buildings overseen by General Services.

  • Collaborates with the Environmental Health and Safety team on multiple initiatives across Stanford Children's. Shares data, outcomes, risk assessments and mitigation plans as needed.

  • Facilitates the process for accreditation surveys, regulatory inspections, and insurance rounding. Presents documentation, leads survey groups, provides access to rooms and equipment requested by the surveyor.

  • Writes and/or updates the Fire and Life Safety and Utilities Management Plans, risk assessments, and verifies code compliance for the building and equipment.

  • Leads the Fire and Life Safety sub-committee, Utilities Management sub-committee, and Water Management committee. Participates in select regulatory meetings, such as the Environment of Care, Infection Prevention and Control, and Office of Emergency Management committees.

  • Schedules, organizes documentation, and provides corrective action of compliance inspection, testing, and maintenance, including fire drills and Interim Life Safety Measures.

  • Participates in the weekly Environment of Care Rounding with mulit-disciplinary team of managers and directors. Reports out findings, corrections, and any training that is needed.

  • Uses data and completed risk assessments to provide recommendations to evaluate and improve the functions of the Fire and Life Safety and Utilities Management programs. Provides updates to the Environment of Care Committee as needed.

  • Reviews construction drawing designs to validate Life Safety Code compliance. Completes Interim Life Safety Measures assessment to start construction work authorization. Maintains accurate and updated Life Safety Drawings.

  • Manages and posts area of effect maps for utility services such as fire sprinklers, medical gas shutoff valves, water distribution, and ventilation.

  • Manages the hospital's water management program. Oversees and schedules vendors, reports findings, corrections, and conducts training that is needed.

  • Collaborates with medical staff and other LPCH staff to ensure that the highest quality of service is being delivered to patients; continually strives to facilitate the productive efforts of all hospital staff members.  Consistently assesses customer needs in order to develop and/or ensure that existing services maintain and deliver quality characteristics which meet the needs of customers and the external regulatory and statutory requirements.

  • Educates staff / vendors / contractors on compliance for codes and policies.  Assist to establish and deliver required training for Engineering staff for  Cal-OSHA safety program.

  • Manages multiple daily workflows for equipment rounding such as Elevator, Neg/Pos pressure rooms, and egress routes. Conducts ongoing process improvement initiatives to improve workflow and safety.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: None Required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of the suite of Microsoft office professional applications and Microsoft Project.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibilities.

  • Knowledge of CMS and Joint Commission standards and elements of performance

  • Ability to write reports and procedures and develop and maintain organizations schedules.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation.

  • Ability to handle potentially sensitive situations by applying consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups.

  • Ability to organize, plan, motivate, mentor, direct and evaluate the work of others.

  • Ability to prioritize work by making informed judgments and to develop solutions for complex problems.

  • Ability to lead and influence cross functional teams in multiple departments or organizations.

  • Knowledge of maintenance program and content.

Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.