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PeaceHealth | Bellingham, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 150827

PeaceHealth is seeking a Manager of Safety & Emergency Management for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.


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.  Receives assignment in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.

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.


1. Responsible for managing the safety and emergency management 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.

2. Responsible for policy and procedure development, implementation and assessment of effectiveness in relation to the safety and emergency management programs.

3. Responsible for reducing the risk of system or process failures as a result of effective assessments, gap analysis, and action planning.

4. Facilitates the integration of safety priorities into all relevant network processes, functions, and services.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Responsible for hiring, evaluation, mentoring and development of assigned caregivers.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Required unless otherwise stated)


  • 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.
  • Appropriate additional coursework including Federal Emergency Management Agency Courses


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


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.
  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Patient Safety Officer (CPSO), or similar professional safety related certification highly preferred.


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


  • Work requires normal exertion at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.      
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Work may involve exposure to hazardous chemicals 
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).         

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Bellingham, WA, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Professionals - Other
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $35.55, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA || Professionals - Other || Full Time || FACILITIES SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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