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Manager Environment of Care/Safety-Emergency Management

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Job ID: 84867
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Manager Environment of Care/Safety for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Variable position. The salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $40.22 – $60.34. The hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to education, training, work experience, terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, seniority, etc.

Manages the coordination of the activities of the safety and emergency management department for the assigned network with responsibility for results including costs, methods, and staffing. Responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance. Responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the safety and emergency management programs and ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws and accrediting bodies. Serves as operational manager of the Regional Safety and Preparedness Program through coordination of individual and committee efforts and informs administration and governing body of important safety, emergency and preparedness issues.

Details of the Position:

  • Manages the facility environment of care and safety programs development, implementation and oversight to ensure the safety of patients, caregivers, and visitors, including regulatory oversight of the program for compliance with applicable federal, state, local and accrediting bodies and consistent with policies and procedures.
  • Manages policy and procedure development, implementation and assessment of effectiveness in relation to the facility environment of care and safety program.
  • Works to reduce the risk of system or process failures as a result of effective assessments, gap analysis, and action planning.
  • Facilitates the integration of facility regulations into all relevant network processes, functions, and services.
  • Assures immediate response to system or process failures, including care, treatment, or services for individuals, containing risk to others, and preserving factual information for subsequent analysis to further reduce risk or harm to others.
  • Assures hazardous surveillance inspections, investigations, monitoring, reviews and surveys as required. This may include coordination of any onsite visits, governing bodies or in-house self-audits.
  • Serves as community liaison representing hospital and medical group during local, county, regional and state planning and response activities. Designs, conducts, and documents emergency management drills, and exercises and facilitates appropriate response to actual events.
  • Acts as primary contact for assigned network on county, state and regional councils/committees focusing on emergency management, public safety, emergency communications or other emergency service functions. Ensure compliance with state laws, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and regulatory bodies governing the emergency management program.
  • Responsible for hiring, evaluation, mentoring and development of assigned caregivers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You Bring:


  • Bachelor's Degree Required: or a combination of education and professional experience that provides the incumbent with the requisite knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the job and
  • Required: Appropriate additional coursework including Federal Emergency Management Agency Courses


  • Minimum of 5 years Required: Experience in Healthcare Safety or Environmental Safety, Safety Program Management and Emergency Preparedness and
  • Minimum of 2 years Required: Leadership experience and
  • Required: Previous experience with proven program management skills in the safety and emergency preparedness field


  • Required: Basic Life Support for healthcare workers within the 1st 90 days of hire/transfer. 
  • Preferred: Certified Patient Safety Officer or
  • Preferred: Certified Healthcare Safety Professional or similar professional safety related certification


  • Ability to deliver financial results for areas of accountability. (Required)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, physicians, clinical and administrative staff. (Required)
  • Extensive working knowledge of Joint Commission Environment of Care issues as they apply to a health care facility. (Required)
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) Program. (Required)
  • Knowledge of and experience with chemical safety, disposal and regulations. (Required)
  • Strong working knowledge of Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS). (Required)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. (Required)
  • Ability to deliver effective presentations to large groups. (Required)
  • Ability to professionally interact with multiple regulatory agencies. (Required)
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve. (Required)
  • Solid computer skills and MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (Required)

Working Conditions


  • Consistently operates computer and other office equipment.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Sedentary work.

Environmental Conditions

  • Predominantly operates in an office environment.


  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed toInclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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