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State of Massachusetts Safety Coordinator in Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an experienced professional to oversee and coordinate WRCH campus risk management and life safety operations that provide systematic physical and clinical risk identification, and to provide where possible, systems and measures to reduce or eliminate potential adverse outcomes. The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all hospital safety/security protocols, policies, and practice in accordance with DMH regulations, OSHA, NFPA, and CMS/Joint Commission standards. Additionally, the Campus Safety Coordinator will be the Chairperson of Hospital Environmental Safety and Emergency Management Committees and will perform additional duties as requested by the ACOO, COO and/or CEO of WRCH. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Develops, maintains, and mitigates risk potential through assessment, data collection, analysis, and recommendations of WRCH campus safety operations. * Fosters, supports, and provides staff training regarding life safety issues and best practices for risk management. * Develops, implements, and ensures corrective actions, if indicated, are completed, and maintained. * Participates in the state-wide Environment of Care Committee; provides quarterly reports to QMPCA. * Schedules, manages, reviews and follows-up on various safety drills, including, but not limited to Code Red, Silver and others related to EOC functions. * Schedules, manages, reviews and follows-up when indicated environmental rounds, ensuring the facility meets all regulatory standards. * Assesses, documents, and provides recommendations regarding potential environmental and life safety risks. * Reviews incident reports to ensure completion and if needed submit to administrative and/ or regulatory agencies. * Partners with clinical and facilities staff to develop safety protocols and procedures for review and approval to WRCH leadership and committees. * Serves as liaison to the Department of Labor Standards, local and state Fire Marshall and other government authorities related to physical surveys of facilities. * Develops hospital-wide Emergency Management Plans; implements annually, hospital-wide emergency preparedness drills, developing reviews/recommendations. * Implements the on-going education, review and revisions when indicated of the Hospital Incident Command System, including security, safety, communications, training, operations, logistics, planning, finance, and operations. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management including behavioral techniques, planning forecasting, and organizational development. * Skilled in overseeing and coordinating risk management protocols/practices and safety activities. * Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures and maintain accurate records. * Capacity to follow oral and written instructions/directions. Talent for establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships and deal tactfully with others. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Working knowledge of NFPA codes, Joint Commission standards, OSHA, DMH, and CMS regulations. * Capacity to undertake multiple assignments, adjust priorities as needed, and perform well under stress and in emergency situations. * Ability to exercise an appropriate chain of command when needing to address issues/concerns. * Communication and interpersonal skills for frequent contact with internal and external stakeholders; ability to exercise discretion in how and what to communicate. * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to review, evaluate, recommend changes and/or develop and implement new programs as requirements and needs change. * Computer proficiency with desired preference using MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _About Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WHRC):_ Located on over 100 acres in Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) is part of an integrated network of effective, efficient and culturally competent mental health services. It provides intermediate and long-term inpatient care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who live in Massachusetts, as well as individuals requiring specialized court ordered evaluations. WRCH provides inpatient services to 260 inpatient adults, inclusive of a Deaf Inpatient Mental Health Service; 30 inpatient adolescents and 30 residential adolescents, in either an Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP) or a Behavioral Intensive Residential Treatment Program (BIRT). _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _Total Compensation:_ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve but it is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. For questions, please contact Karen Gouin, Human Resources, at 508-368-3406. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience.* III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated based on the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience. *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Safety Coordinator Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 309 Belmont Street Requisition ID: 210001O3