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Safety Specialist FT 1.0

at Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Posted: 6/21/2019
Job Reference #: 1028122
Keywords: safety

Job Description

Safety Specialist FT 1.0

Location:Rio Rancho, NM





FLSA Status:


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Job Summary and Scope

  • Assists the Director of Plant Operations in developing safety programs and conducting safety training, safety equipment inspection and evaluation, safety surveys and inspections. Respond to emergencies involving the safety of Hospitals' facilities, employees and patients. Assists in conducting safety and emergency training exercises. Inspect, monitor and report safety compliance for facilities, and facility modification sites as directed. Monitor the Hospitals' air quality as directed. Maintain compliance with safety standards and regulations as directed. Perform accident and hazard report investigation and follow-up as directed. Coordinate and conduct emergency response drills as directed. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the collection, summarize and distribute performance indicator data for Environment of Care programs.

  • Assist in developing and coordinate implementation of safety recommendations

  • Respond to Hospitals emergencies, hazardous materials spills, fires, floods; conduct emergency training exercises

  • Maintain consolidated hazardous chemicals database and ensure Safety Data Sheets are entered into the online repository as directed

  • Coordinate, conduct, and document emergency response and fire drills as directed.

  • Assist in investigations of medical device safety incidents; prepare defective device reports; follow up on corrective actions; maintain report database and files

  • Understand accident reports and hazard reports; gather, compile and analyze data and make recommendations

  • Inspect facilities, new construction and modification sites and safety equipment according to hazard surveillance schedules for compliance with safety OSHA, EPA, TJC, NFPA, State and Hospitals standards and regulations; prepare, maintain written recommendations, reports; perform follow-up review on findings

  • Assist in planning and coordinate special projects, events and programs as required

  • Develop and conduct safety training in conjunction with the Safety Officer.

  • Attend meetings and represent department or Hospitals within Hospitals related committees or the community, as assigned by supervisor

  • Escort outside agencies on safety related tours and inspections

  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • Maintain established Safety policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs

  • Create and maintain all required Safety and Hazardous Waste reports, records, statistics, etc.

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

  • May be asked to fill in to repair minor work orders.

SRMC Core Values

Integrity: Our words and actions match our values

To Serve: We put the needs of others before our own

Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations and/or standards in every activity, every encounter, and every initiative

Safety/Quality: We provide evidence based care, programs, services, and an environment that achieves the best outcomes

Teamwork: We enjoy the ability and power to work collaboratively to deliver exceptional service


  • Must be punctual and be in attendance when scheduled for work.

Communication Skills

  • Must be able to communicate clearly through written and verbal communication.

Required Qualifications

  • Problem solving skills

  • Manual dexterity abilities

  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules

  • Problem sensitivity abilities

  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion

  • Ability to operate vehicles, test equipment, computerized devices, good computer skills to include diagnostic downloads, minor networking skills, input into database to include required detail of symptoms found, corrective, preventative measures, values determined, and results with medical equipment repairs and preventative maintenance

  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with patients, Hospital and Clinics clinical staff, support services staff, and all department directors/managers/supervisors with medical equipment inventory, and others


Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent


Work Experience: Minimum of one year safety experience with a clerical background.

Preferred Educational/Experience Requirements:


  • None

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference checks and a post offer drug screen.

  • Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).

  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Hospital required vaccinations

  • Hospital required competencies

Working Conditions

  • Typical office and/or patient care, acute care hospital environment.

  • Must be able to travel locally between facilities and within the surrounding community.

  • Occasional exposure to minimal physical risk

Application Instructions

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