Director of Environment of Care & Life Safety

Position: Director of Environment of Care & Life Safety

Job ID: 150520

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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  


We are searching for a Director of Environment of Care & Life Safety — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll direct functions for those services, as well as lead and oversee efficient and cost-effective delivery of regulatory and EC/LS services, which includes overseeing Joint Commission regulatory compliance and safeguarding the organization’s assets, initiatives, and business plans. Finally, you will provide outstanding customer service, develop relationships with executives, directors, and other leadership, and identify and resolve problems quickly.  Specific knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC) Environment of Care Standards and Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements is essential for this role.


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Responsibilities :

  • Serve as the organization-wide Safety Office and coordinate the ongoing system of information collection and identify and deficiencies and opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate activites of the management plans within the Environment of Care and chair the Environmental Council for the system
  • Direct and manage the regulatory compliance functions for the system including the performance of mock surveys, tracer reviews, life safety assessments, and document review for Joint Commission accreditation
  • Provide support to the organization in reviewing complaints from state and/or federal government bodies and advise the organization accordingly
  • Direct and manage the EH&S functions and ensure all key processes are aligned with the hospital’s goals
  • Oversee operations regarding personnel, hazardous materials, record keeping, and related customer services
  • Establish regulatory compliance priorities, defining roles and responsibilities, building capacity, and creating systems of accountability
  • Provide support to senior leadership in setting the strategic and financial direction of regulatory compliance services for the leadership
  • Provide education and training to leaders concerning the interpretation of the Joint Commission hospital standards
  • Report operating and financial performance on a monthly basis



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, fire protection engineering, fire science technology, industrial hygiene or business administration required
  • Master’s degree in business administration, healthcare, or a related field preferred
  • CHFM or CHSP certification preferred
  • 7 years’ experience with progressively complex leadership experiences overseeing sophisticated regulatory compliance processes within a diverse set of environments (acute healthcare, industry, for-profit, non-profit)
  • 4 years’ experience in advancing a best-in-class, customer-centered service and demonstrating the capacity to incorporate experiences into user-friendly outcomes with executives and clinicians preferred
  • Knowledge of and participation in at least two previous Joint Commission surveys
  • Knowledge of and experience in utilizing NFPA 99 and 101; and other NFPA codes

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