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Director of Life Safety

Chicago, Illinois

 

Cook County Health & Hospitals System

1900 W. Polk Street

Chicago, IL 60612

 

E-mail:

 

MgmtRecruit@cookcountyhhs.org

 

Website:

 

www.cookcountyhhs.org

 

 

Application Deadline: NA

 

 

 

DIRECTOR OF LIFE SAFETY

COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM

 

 

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) is the third largest public health system in the country and the primary safety-net provider in Chicago. CCHHS is made up of:  two hospitals with a total bed count of over 400, a growing ambulatory and community health network currently consisting of more than 15 clinics, a public health department with offices throughout the County, a correctional healthcare facility, and a large outpatient infectious disease center providing HIV care services. The mission of the CCHHS is to provide high quality clinical care with dignity and respect to its community members regardless of their ability to pay.

 

The Director of Life Safety will identify and provide leadership and daily oversight for all life safety management activities including strategic direction and leadership to ensure all  Cook County Health and Hospitals (CCHHS) buildings and facilities operate within environment of care standards and are in compliance with regulatory agency requirements including the Joint Commission, OSHA, EPA and FDA, as well as compliance with local agencies such as the Chicago Fire Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Areas of responsibility include Fire Safety, Emergency Management, Environmental Safety, and Hazardous Material and Regulated Waste Management.

 

 

THE DIRECTOR WILL

  • Develop, implement and monitor system-wide life safety policies and procedures to ensure all CCHHS buildings and faculties provide a safe environment for patients, employees, vendors and visitors.

  • Ensure that policies and procedures are updated and provide continuous compliance with standards of all pertinent regulatory agencies.

  • Direct and oversee performance of staff and outside contractors to ensure staff follows all approved policies and procedures. Conduct performance reviews and establish performance goals for staff.  Represent department in all labor disputes or union hearings. 

  • Serve as CCHHS representative to external regulatory agencies.  Establish positive working relationships with agency representatives and mutual aid partners.

  • Serve as Chairperson of the Safety Committee.  Oversee and train life safety and emergency response teams.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelorís (or higher level) degree from an accredited college or university

  • Seven (7) years of experience in a life safety, fire safety, or emergency response position in the State of Illinois

  • Three (3) years of experience in a safety leadership capacity

  • Three (3) years of prior experience in safety role within a hospital or

  • healthcare environment or (3) years of prior experience overseeing life safety

  • for an organization with multiple buildings and facilities

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Science Degree in Health Services Administration

  • Prior experience in a union environment

  • Completion of OSHA 30 hour Compliance Course

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST), or Certification as a Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)

  • Certified Heath Care Protection Administrators (CHPA) through the International Association of Health Care Security and Safety, or eligible to be certified within one year of hire date

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products

 

This is a confidential position.

 

 

INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND A

RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:

 

MgmtRecruit@cookcountyhhs.org

 

 

 

MINORITY AND FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

 

THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM

IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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