Department Name: H4018: CH/GS Hospital Administration
The Safety Specialist is a healthcare enterprise position responsible for the oversight of the healthcare environment, including patient, visitor, and employee safety, regulatory compliance, and emergency management. The individual in this position will lead healthcare safety programs across the UKHC enterprise in order to ensure Joint Commission and OSHA compliance, as well as other regulatory bodies. In support of this, the Safety Specialist will conduct inspections and audits and develop reports for both clinical and non-clinical areas, as well as research environmental safety trends within UKHC and outside entities through the evaluation of incident reports.
In order to promote compliance and enterprise safety, the Safety Specialist will participate in and collaborate with other departments and officials through various committees and work groups; conduct thorough and consistent rounding of the healthcare environment to evaluate potential issues and ensure all areas are meeting federal and university safety standards; lead the communication of planning and preparedness emergency management activities; monitoring and maintaining industrial hygiene equipment and exposure data for the enterprise; and providing healthcare leadership and officials with product evaluation and technical advisement.
The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in environmental safety and related program leadership specifically within a large healthcare environment.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Healthcare, environmental safety, and/or emergency management employment experience and current Certified Industrial Hygienist preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.