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Safety Specialist for Environment of Care

ENVIRONMENT OF CARE Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 22322


Job Summary:
Responsible for overseeing the Physical Environment program in order to maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors, and personnel. Supports the hospital-wide safety program and ISO 9001 compliance while promoting and maintaining hospital-wide Environment of Care. Conducts audits, trend analysis, and site inspections of operations for Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Minimum Job Requirements:
  •  2-4 years of healthcare experience with a focus on Environment of Care, Life Safety, and Hazardous Material Compliance
  •  Training and education experience to include a wide range of healthcare professionals, from clinicians to
  •  Training in process improvement methodology

***Experience & knowledge of the following is highly preferred:

  • Hazmat (Hazardous Materials & Waste)
  • Construction
  • Environment of Care and Safety



Essential Job Duties:
  •  Provides support and expertise for the team of individuals charged with oversight and coordination of Environment of Care (EOC) programs.
  •  Coordinates activities of the management plans within the Environment of Care for the hospital and outpatient care centers.
  •  Conducts and monitors safety, chemical, radiation, and environmental hazard inspections related to local, state, and federal codes and standards including DNV GL, NFPA, ASHE standards, etc.
  •  Conducts periodic inspections of all hospital locations for adherence and compliance with Physical Environment oversight.
  •  Develops detailed project plans to monitor and track progress. Reviews data provided within the Environment of Care program to make ongoing hospital-wide improvements.
  •  Coordinates and prepares agenda, presentations, minutes, sign-in sheets, and completes reports identifying findings and actions for EOC related meetings. Helps facilitate program components and applicable changes.
  •  Coordinates and/or participates in the development of departmental and hospital-wide Life Safety, Hazardous Material and Environment of Care policies, procedures, plans, and goals.
  •  Provides guidance and support to the Director of Environment of Care regarding safety improvement efforts.
  •  Conducts research, gathers best practice information, aligns processes to Life Safety standards, and facilitates meetings to assist with Physical Environment program and implementation.
  •  Participates in hospital committees. Serves as resource to other departments.
  •  Maintains documentation on the hazards and follow-up reports along with inspection data, including conducting eye wash log audits and oversight of chemical inventory list with SDS application.
  •  Submits completed reports to the Safety Committee concerning findings, recommendations, actions, and monitoring.
  •  Conducts safety and construction project rounding and maintains documentation on the hazards and follow up reports along with inspection data.


  •  Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred.
  •  Knowledge and understanding of safety, health, and environmental regulatory standards, such as Environment of Care, Life Safety, and Hazardous Material standards/practices and applicable regulatory requirements.
  •  Knowledge of quality improvement concepts, methodologies and tools, and the importance of data performance improvement.
  •  Knowledge of OSHA, DNV-GL, CMS, and other regulatory requirements.
  •  Expertise in word processing, use of spreadsheet software, and development of presentations.
  •  Ability to assume responsibility for managing and updating existing health and safety programs, projects, and tasks.
  •  Knowledge of regulatory requirements and technical issues.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  •  Able to exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment in identifying non-compliance issues and concerns.
  •  Effective decision-making and demonstrate creativity in problem-solving.
  •  Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  •  Self motivated and ability to interact with all levels of the healthcare system.
  •  Participates and/or coordinates risk assessment due to ongoing construction projects and major repairs.

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Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

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Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

Collaboration leads to success.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Working together, we find solutions and methods we would never find alone, and at Nicklaus Children’s, we have fun doing it.

Responsibility drives us.

We all take responsibility here – for the children, their families, our work and each other. We meet our responsibilities head on and motivate each other to succeed.

Empower yourself, help others.

Nicklaus Children’s encourages team members to believe in their ability to affect positive change in the world through everything they do with us.

Advocate for the right way.

Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

Transformation is growth.

At Nicklaus Children’s, change is not to be feared. When you work here, you are always working with the most advanced tools and procedures available.

Empathy is everything.

We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

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As champions for children, Nicklaus Children’s is committed to putting the health and safety of our patients, families, medical staff and employees first. With the increasing number of adults and children in our community experiencing illness from the coronavirus and its variants, our course of action is clear. Vaccination offers proven protection against severe COVID-19-related illness. All members of our team are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations are being made for those who have a medical reason where they cannot receive the vaccine or have a strongly held religious basis for not obtaining it.

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