Phelps Health’s origins began in 1949: A medical facility was needed in the community, so local residents and businesses stepped up to make it happen. Now, 70 years later, Phelps Health remains the leading healthcare organization in Phelps County, priding itself on community service and investment while offering programs that promote wellness and health education to people living in and around its service territory.
On October 24, 2018, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to change the name of Phelps County Regional Medical Center to Phelps Health, which went into effect January 1, 2019. The name change adequately reflects how the hospital, medical center, clinics, and services grew from the original, country hospital to the integrated, multidisciplinary health system it is today. Phelps Health employs a staff of over 1,800, is licensed for 242 patient beds, serves a six-county radius and is governed by a five-member elected board.
In addition to the acute care hospital, the main hospital campus encompasses a Medical Office Building, which offers additional physician suites and patient services, including an ambulatory surgery unit, outpatient medical imaging, a comprehensive breast center, outpatient rehabilitation, laboratory and pharmacy services. Also located on the main campus is the Delbert Day Cancer Institute (DDCI), which opened in January 2017.
The Assistant Director, Safety Compliance will report to the Administrative Director of Facilities and Support Services. The Assistant Director will set the strategic direction and plan and manage organizational-wide programs for General Safety, including Fire and Life Safety. The Director will have accountability throughout the hospital’s diverse facilities, while planning, organizing, and implementing safety programs and oversight of regulatory guidelines in compliance with state, federal, health, and fire codes. The Assistant Director will Chair the Environment of Care Committee and will serve as the Safety Officer. The position includes oversight of main campus buildings and more than 21 offsite locations.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for providing support in the day-to-day safety requirements of hospital activities and assigned projects. The ideal candidate will assume the role of a Trusted Advisor, working across all hospital constituencies collaboratively, while exhibiting the Values of Phelps Health: Integrity, Compassion, Innovation, and Philanthropy
A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Facilities, or Business, or an appropriate discipline closely related to Environmental Health & Safety, is preferred. In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, an Associate’s Degree will be considered. Additionally, 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a healthcare environment is required. A CHSP, and/or other safety certification, is preferred.
The ideal applicant will bring a demonstrated history of the effective management of diverse teams and the ability to think strategically to solve complex problems related to safety and compliance. The Assistant Director must possess a strong work ethic and integrity, leading by example and setting high department standards while working collaboratively with staff and colleagues. The ability to evaluate and if needed, implement programmatic and process change, is required.
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