Director of Safety

The Oregon State Hospital (OSH) is seeking a new Director of Safety with experience in planning, organizing, managing, and controlling all activities of the Safety department.

The work you perform as Director of Safety will directly influence the safety of patients and staff of OSH and assist to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment in which to treat patients, promote recovery, and reintegration back to the community.

If you are a dynamic, committed professional dedicated to achieving the goals of the organization and have the skills outlined below, OSH wants you to apply today!

What you will do!

The primary responsibility will be to plan, organize, manage, and control activities of the Safety department at the Oregon State Hospital to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, staff, and visitors. The work of the Director of Safety will directly influence the safety of patients and staff on both campuses of the Oregon State Hospital.  It will also directly influence OSH’s ability to react effectively in the case of disaster and emergency conditions. This position functions as the designated hospital safety officer. The Director of Safety will guide equitable, inclusive and trauma-informed workplace practices in all aspects of performance as the department director.

What’s in it for you?

This posting will a permanent, full-time position, non-represented management position.

OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health inequities and collaborating with diverse communities most harmed by social injustice and health inequities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.
  • Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, And d) budget preparation;
  • 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
  • Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

Requested Attributes

  • Skill and ability to communicate effectively with leadership, management, employees, and patients.
  • Skill to evaluate hazards and determine resolution to worksite safety, health hazards or concerns, emergency management, and health issues.
  • Experience and demonstrated leadership success in directing and managing safety teams to bring about a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, equitable, and trauma informed and focused on workplace safety.
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in occupational health and safety programs, including program design, development, and oversight.
  • Ability to write effectively and at an executive level to present written analysis, reports, and recommendations to CFO/COO and the executive leadership team.
  • Experience with building policies, processes and practices to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations.
  • Specific knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements and Oregon Occupational Safety & Health (Oregon OSHA) laws, rules and requirements.
  • Experience in development and oversight of workplace violence prevention programs.
  • Skill to perform root cause analysis to identify root problems and present findings orally and in written form to a variety of audiences. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing large- and small-scale projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in evaluation of incidents, determination of a course of action to prevent incidents, and to develop physical security response to incidents.

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