Director of Safety/Security Services

 
Position: Director of Safety/Security Services

Job ID: 148630

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Facilities Op/Administration

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  

Summary:

We are searching for a Director of Safety and Security Services – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll effectively lead efficient and cost-effective delivery of safety and security services across the system, including overseeing Joint Commission regulatory compliance and safeguarding the organization's assets, employees, patients, and visitors.  In this position, you will also provide leadership, direction, and support to the continued development of strategic initiatives, including business plans to support these initiatives and provide outstanding customer service, develop strong relationships with executives, directors and all other leadership positions across the organization, identify and resolve problems quickly and appropriately, and ensure communication is maximized.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Serves as the organization-wide Safety Officer and coordinates the on-going system of information collection and evaluation in order to identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement relative to The Joint Commission (TJC), Environment of Care (EC), Emergency Management, and Life Safety Code standards
  • Coordinates activities of the management plans within the Environment of Care and Chair’s the Environmental Safety Council for the system
  • Directs and manages the physical Security Services functions, ensuring all key processes are aligned with the goals and objectives of the company
  • Manages operations regarding personnel, electronic security systems, and equipment, access control measures and related customer services
  • Directs the Safety and Security Services functions ensuring all key processes are aligned with the goals and objectives of the organization, including the management of the Mission Control/Service Response Center operation
  • Directs and manages the Regulatory Compliance functions for the system
  • Establishes Safety and Security priorities, defining roles and responsibilities, building capacity, and creating systems of accountability to ensure a safe and secure environment for all patients, visitors, and staff
  • Manages the Safety functions, which includes regulatory compliance with state, local and national providers ensuring all key processes are aligned with the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Develops and grows the competencies of the Safety and Security Services management team through team development, implementation, and support of the specific training for the various responsibilities
  • Provides support to senior leadership in setting the strategic and financial direction of Safety and Security services for the organization
  • May direct quality initiatives in collaboration with the Chief Patient Safety Officer, physicians, and other departmental directors
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and quality standards and audits related to safety, security, hazardous materials, and biomedical waste services
  • Leads the development and implementation of the Commissioned Security Officer Program to ensure compliance with all State of Texas regulatory requirements
  • Participates as a member of the Facilities and Information Technology (FIT) Team for the organization’s Global Health Programs

 

 



Qualifications:

 

  • Master’s degree in business administration, healthcare, or related technical field required
  • 5 years’ management experience in a healthcare organization required
  • Knowledge of safety principles and practices to include knowledge of fire safety management, hazardous waste management, employee safety, OSHA practices and principles, infection control, and life safety programs and operations
  • Thorough understanding of safety & security documentation including waste manifests, Environment of Care, Life Safety Compliance, OSHA logs, Texas Protective Service Bureau, Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Preferred:

  • Certified Protection Professional issued by the American Society for Industrial Security
  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional issued by the International Board for Certification for Safety Managers
  • Certified Healthcare Protection Admin issued by the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety
  • 4 years progressive leadership experience in a large healthcare organization


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