Regional Life Safety Coordinator
Company: Akron Children's Hospital
Posted on: January 16, 2022
About Akron Children's HospitalAkron Children's Hospital has
been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties
are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.
With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than
50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're
making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality
care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than
1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and
pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care
partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide
thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage
clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With
our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere
app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us.
Learn more at akronchildrens.org.OUR PROMISES
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reasonPrior to the start date,
full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full
vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received
vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.We are
seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment
in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds,
cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can
The Regional Life Safety Coordinator is responsible for the
development, implementation, coordination, oversite and sustainment
of the Life Safety program for all Akron Children's Hospital
facilities throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. The position will be
located primarily at the Mahoning Valley campus; however,
supervision and implementation of the programs at all facilities is
part of the responsibilities associated with this position. This
position requires a thorough understanding of healthcare life
safety, regulatory and technical issues, good problem solving, good
communication and conflict resolution skills. This position ensures
that all facilities life safety programs are managed and maintained
in a safe and effective manner.
1.Adds value as a key member of the facilities team; understands
regulatory compliance, all forms of life safety compliance
strategies and the key components of excellent customer
2.Oversees, in coordination with other team members, all operations
associated with life safety, including but not limited to the
development, coordination and implementation of mandatory testing
frequencies, schedules and documentation.
3.Demonstrates a high level competence in Healthcare Life Safety
standards and associated codes (NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code,
4.Serves as the subject matter expert in Life Safety code standards
and associated Joint Commission Life Safety Chapters and Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tags.
5.Works in constant coordination with all entities at both on and
off-site locations for Life Safety and code compliance.
6.Coordinates a multi-disciplinary team to prepare, complete and
manage all facilities and construction related permitting processes
on a daily basis, including but not limited to Construction Risk
Assessments, Method of Procedures, Ceiling Access Permits, Hot Work
Permits, Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM), etc.
7.Handles observation and walk-throughs of sites identifying any
safety concerns, including Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) as
8.Escorts ODH, Fire Marshall and local fire departments when
9.Assists in the development and implementation of policies and
procedures that conform to all regulatory standards; meets with
practitioners and hospital staff to explain and facilitate methods
and training to meet standards.
10.Works with hospital departments, nursing, medical and support
services leadership to coordinate and support an overall life
safety plan and strategy.
11.Provides direction, coaches, trains, develops, and manages
performance to company goals and expectations.
12.Provide education and training for staff and contractors on life
safety topics, including but not limited to: construction within a
healthcare setting, fire stopping, life safety compliance, ILSM,
13.Provides staff and management direction and education when
14.Communicates issues to both internal and external hospital
departments and contacts.
15.Follows and enforces building codes, NFPA, environmental and
life safety regulations.
16.Follows and enforces Joint Commission and CMS regulations.
17.Local daily travel required, as needed.
18.Other duties as required.
1.Experience with building codes, NFPA, environmental, and life
safety regulations is required.
2.Experience with Joint Commission and CMS regulatory bodies is
3.Experience working effectively with all levels within an
organization is required.
4.Experience writing and implementing procedures and protocols is
5.Strong communication, both verbal and written, required.
6.Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
7.Excellent spelling and grammar for drafting and editing
Executive-level correspondence, presentations and written projects
8.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
SharePoint] or similar software is required. High level of
proficiency with CMMS software is required.
Education and Experience
1.Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Fire Safety, Safety,
Architecture or related field is required.
2.Certification: CLSS-HC is preferred; required within 2 years of
3.Extensive knowledge of NFPA - 101 Life Safety Code (2012) and
NFPA - 99 (2012) is preferred.
4.Years of relevant experience: 1 to 3 years is required; 5 or more
5.Healthcare experience preferred.
6.Valid driver's license required.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of
Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with
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