Safety Officer - 61284

Full Time | New York City, NEW YORK | 18 days

Job Summary

Full Time

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Job Description

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur provides primary and specialty outpatient care through its Diagnostic and Treatment Center (D&TC) and residential care for the elderly and infirmed in its 295-bed Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). Gouverneur recently completed a $250 million modernization project to offer enhanced, cutting edge healthcare services in a state of the art space.  NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham, Gouverneur’s D&TC is the largest freestanding D&TC in New York, providing more than 250,000 visits per year on the Lower East Side. Gotham Health| Gouverneur provides a comprehensive array of on-site services, including primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, dentistry, behavioral health, podiatry, optometry, ENT, digital imaging, infectious disease, and other specialties and sub-specialties.   NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility provides 24-hour care for individuals in need of short-term, long-term care or hospice care.  The facility is rated as a Best Nursing Home by US News and World Report.  Post-Acute Care services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and audiology, and vocational rehabilitation. 

Job Description

Under general supervision, is responsible for organizing and supervising the NYC Health + Hospitals System fire prevention and accident control program; performs related work.

1. Consults with Superintendents and Fire Wardens regarding the improvement of methods of fire control and fire prevention, the setting-up of fire brigades, evacuation in case of emergencies, etc.

2. Advises on and assists in the planning of periodic fire and evacuation drills.

3. Investigates all fires and accidents, prepares reports and recommends control measures that may prevent recurrence.

 4. Assists in furnishing safety education; initiates training programs; participates in safety conferences; arranges and conducts accident and fire prevention lectures; issues instructions on accident and fire prevention.

5. Inspects fire emergency equipment and the fire alarm systems; makes and supervises regular inspections to discover and correct unsafe conditions or unsafe work practices that may cause fires or accidents.

 6. Records and follows-up on all notices of pertinent violations filed by other responsible municipal agencies relating to health care setting premises, and disposes of, by removal or otherwise, such violations.

7. Analyzes, interprets and maintains departmental statistics relating to fires and accidents. 8. Maintains liaison with City agencies, with private industry and with fire prevention associations, for information exchange, development of new techniques, etc.


Minimum Qualifications

1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting agency and four (4) years of general experience in safety and accident prevention work, one (1) year of which must have involved responsibility for the conduct of an organized safety and accident prevention program; or

2. A satisfactory equivalent combination of training, education and/or experience.

Special Note:

New York City Local Law 5/73 of the Department of Buildings and Section 27-4267 of the New York City Fire Code requires a certified Fire Safety Director to be on duty in group E (office) buildings. Pursuant to these regulations, Safety Officers assigned to work in group E (office) buildings are required to individually be certified by the New York City Fire Department as a Fire Safety Director (Fire Safety Director Certificate of Fitness). Additionally, Safety Officers assigned to work in H-2 (Hospital) buildings may also be required to be certified as a Fire Safety Director based on the operational needs of the health care setting.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online at EMPLOYMENT.NYCHHC.ORG by clicking the “Apply Now” button.

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