Sr. Life Safety Coordinator

Date:  Jul 12, 2024
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Corporate and Professional Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Schedule Type:  Full-Time
Requisition ID:  953908

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Serves as an expert resource, regarding life safety equipment, building systems and regulatory compliance within the healthcare environment. Performs regular inspections of buildings and systems to verify compliance. Performs staff training on building life safety systems, policies and procedures. Assists the Parkland Fire Marshal in the administration of regulatory compliance programs and associated documentation. Oversees the inspection, repair, adjustment and maintenance of various fire protection, life safety, building systems and equipment to ensure a safe physical environment for Parkland patients, staff, volunteers and visitors.

 

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

 

Education:

  • Bachelors degree in a field of applied sciences.

 

Experience:

  • Must have six (6) years of experience related to the installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of installed life safety building systems, equipment, and procedures. Healthcare experience preferred.

 

Equivalent Education and/or Experience:

  • May have an equivalent combination of education, licensure, certification and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience.

 

Certification/Registration/Licensure:

  • Must have (or achieve within 12 months of placement) certification as a Certified Life Safety Specialist Healthcare Facility Manager (CLSS-HC) or Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS).
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver License (Class C).

 

Skills or Special Abilities:

  • Must have expert knowledge of typical building life safety systems such as fire alarm, fire sprinkler, specialty detection and suppression systems.
  • Must be proficient in the use and application of regulatory agency standards associated with healthcare, such as Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be proficient with typical office computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.
  • Must be proficient with typical office equipment such as printers, scanners and fax machines.
  • Must be physically able to lift heavy loads, walk, stand for extended periods, and climb ladders.
  • Must be able to demonstrate project management skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills.
  • Must be able to perform special assignments and duties as requested.

 

Responsibilities:

1. Trains and assists new and entry level life safety coordinators as needed to ensure that staff members are capable of performing and documenting assigned job functions.

2. Works with the Parkland Fire Marshal to develop long term goals, strategies and best practices for achieving and maintaining the highest level of life safety for all Parkland properties.

3. Manage life safety compliance documentation on fire protection systems and equipment to ensure all systems are intact, tested as required and functioning properly.

4. Works directly with senior leadership in the absence of the Parkland Fire Marshal. Provides advice to senior management regarding building life safety systems and programs.

5. Manages documents and programs related to staff training on building fire protection and life safety systems and equipment. Maintains associated records to show compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies.

6. Manages routine meetings with outside vendors and staff as needed.

7. Acts as training lead for Parkland staff to understand the requirements for use and maintenance of fire and life safety systems and equipment.

8. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer, internal and external, satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals and missions of Parkland in order to improve departmental performance and effectiveness.

9. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines which impact fire and life safety systems at Parkland. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements and federal/state/private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.

10. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of fire protection and life safety by attending seminars, workshops and professional journals. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status. As part of our commitment to our patients and employees’ wellness, Parkland Health is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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