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20 Jun
Healthcare Safety Officer
North Dakota,

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Salary Range: $40,000 to $70,000 / Per Year Open Period: 5/31/2020 to 6/30/2020 Summary: The Elbowoods Memorial Health Center Team is a dedicated group of medical and administrative professionals committed to providing safe and appropriate health care, with a respectful and caring attitude, to each individual we serve.

About Us The Elbowoods Memorial Health Center (EMHC) is an American Indian Health Facility primarily serving the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is located in central North Dakota; home of the federally recognized Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation otherwise known as the Three Affiliated Tribes. The reservation sits along the banks of the Missouri River and consists of 988,000 acres which is the home base for approximately 16,700 enrolled members. For more information about the tribes please visit EMHC is owned and operated by the MHA Nation. Historically, the healthcare was provided to the people of the MHA Nation by Indian Health Services. In 2008, the MHA Nation's health care system became a PL 93-638 Ambulatory Health Care Center; therefore this facility is operated under the rules and regulation of the MHA Nation along with its accrediting organization Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. EMHC has four additional field clinics each with a provider, nurse, pharmacy technician, and support staff. Other associated clinics include Dental and the Awatii Wellness Center. We also provide direct health services to native people from other federally recognized tribes; as well as inmates occupying the Justice Center. Our general clinic services initiate referrals to consultants, prescribe medications, and formulates a medical plan for each patient. Duties: RESPONSIBLE TO: EMHC Facilities Manager SALARY: Starting salary will be determined by funding, experience, and training level. CLASSIFICATION: Management, Regular, Full-time LOCATION: Elbowoods Memorial Health Center POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for overseeing management of the Physical Environment program, in order to maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors and personnel. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. To develop, implement and monitor Board Occupational Health and Safety Policy, Programs, and Procedures. 2. To assist the EMHC Clinic in complying with current health and safety legislation and/or regulations with the objective of ensuring that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect the safety and health of learners, staff and visitors; 3. To establish budget proposals for the operation of the Occupational Health and Safety office and specific training programs; 4. To increase health and safety awareness at all levels within the organization; 5. To investigate and report on all serious/critical personal injury accidents occurring to students, staff and/or visitors to the appropriate senior official, and to assist in the investigation of all accidents/incidents that result in substantial damage to GSA vehicles and property; 6. To investigate and report on complaints of hazardous working conditions to the Associate Director and/or other appropriate senior staff; 7. To respond to employees' safety concerns; 8. To conduct, as necessary, the safety inspection of any EMHC facility; 9. To assist EMHC Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees; 10. To respond to fires and other emergencies on or about EMHC property 11. To coordinate registration and removal of hazardous waste; 12. To receive reports from and respond to orders issued by Department of Labor inspectors; 13. To arrange for Occupational Health and Safety testing and/or evaluations of the work place by external agencies/consultants as may be necessary; 14. To act as liaison with all related governmental bodies and regulating agencies; 15. To coordinate the training of personnel inareas of safety, including first aid, CPR, accident prevention and investigation, work place inspections and other matters related to implementing safety procedures in EMHC facilities. 16. To coordinate the Board's emergency procedures and act as EMHC emergency on-site coordinator; 17. To assist executive staff, senior administrators, principals and supervisors in emergency preparedness; 18. To develop, review, and update appropriate sections of the EMHC Emergency Procedures Manual; 19. To liaise with municipal and State Emergency planners, update plans, organize exercises and evaluate procedures; 20. To liaise with the fire department regarding emergency procedures, communications and fire safety education programs; 21. To coordinate the selection and distribution of emergency communications equipment to schools and administrative/support departments; 22. Represents EMHC in a highly professional manner. 23. Establishes positive communications with all departments of EMHC to assure stable operations. 24. Demonstrates respect and understanding of confidentiality for patients, staff and others according to policy and HIPAA regulation. 25. Maintain required reporting as assigned. 26. Participates in EMHC staff meetings, assigned committees, community events, and other meetings as instructed or deemed necessary. 27. Actively strives to educate the community on the mission, vision and values of EMHC in a positive approach to assist in the growth of the organization and assist our community in its healthcare needs. 28. Adheres to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Elbowoods Memorial Health Centers. 29. And other duties as assigned. a. NOTE: The duties listed are not intended to be all-inclusive. Duties assigned any individual employee are at the discretion of the appointing authority. Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University in a facilities management related field PREFERRED. Must submit copy of degree or transcripts with application. • College credits related to position and 1 year of specialized experience in a safety related position, REQUIRED. • Computer knowledge and proficiency, REQUIRED. • Familiarity with MHA Nation cultures, values, and traditions, HELPFUL. • Must be responsible, dependable, and able to maintain confidentiality of information. • Must have a valid N.D. driver's license in good standing and must supply driver's license abstract from the Department of Motor Vehicle. • Will need to have an acceptable motor vehicle record. A copy of driver's license and verification of driver's record from the North Dakota Department of Motor Vehicle, REQUIRED. • Must submit to clear Criminal Records Background Check. • Must submit to an Alcohol/Drug Screen and random testing as per policy. • Indian Preference will apply. Must submit documentation with application to qualify for Indian Preference. • Veterans Preference will apply. Must submit documentation with application to qualify for Indian Preference. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK CONDITIONS The work requires regular and recurrent standing to perform tasks, walking between the different sections of the facilities, and reaching and bending to obtain supplies and operate systems. WORKING CONDITIONS: • Work requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently involves lifting and carrying parts and equipment that weigh up to and may exceed fifty pounds. Work is sometimes performed on ladders or scaffolds. Work is performed inside and outside in all kinds of weather and is usually dirty, dusty and greasy. Extensive walking is required since interaction between all disciplines within the healthcare operations and management is required. • Travel may be required to accomplish facility goals. • Work is performed in an office environment with varying conditions of noise level, temperature, and illumination. • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, computer and other office equipment. • Work situations may be stressful and require irreg

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