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Risk Manager

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

The facility Risk Manager performs routine to moderately complex risk management/emergency management, and life safety work. Develops and maintains facility risk management/safety plan, policies, and procedures. Develops, writes and implements facility risk management programs such as the Emergency Management Program. Conducts risk management reviews to ensure the facility is compliant with state, federal and Joint Commission regulations. Performs work related to facility safety including fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, identify life safety code discrepancies, evaluate confined space conditions, manage Haz-Mat issues and documentation. Conducts various environmental/safety inspections of facility operations, reviews environmental/safety audits and communicates with facility administration, division and/or department heads regarding Life Safety Code/State Fire Marshall violations. The work involves reviewing, evaluating, inspecting, and developing a comprehensive safety program which identifies risk exposures, analyzes their causes and impact, and develops appropriate strategies for avoiding and/or reducing potential losses. Coordinates public safety program activities, offers procedural assistance to all staff, and participates in community or public associations that are related to emergency management and/or safety related events. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
2. Develops, writes, coordinates and implements hospital wide Emergency Management Program, ensuring compliance with state and federal programs.
3. Develops and implements facility risk management programs, conducts risk management reviews, assists department heads in development and annual review/revision of department specific plans related to the Emergency Management Program. Gathers information to maintain the COOP, BIA, makes facility inspections, reviews surveillance videos, communicates and initiates precautions if bomb threats, armed intruder situations or weather-related events occur or are reported by the Security department.
4. Coordinates hospital wide implementation of Environment of Care Program, life safety code, security, OSHA, SORM, medical equipment, and fire drill components, which is done by making life safety rounds, reviews video after restraint or other incidents and makes recommendations to prevent future injury to staff or clients.
5. Coordinates with the Security Department and local law enforcement if there is a situation requiring a campus lockdown to be initiated. All emergency situations that arise including weather-related warnings are initiated by this department.
6. Oversees facility workers' compensation and SORM implementation programs. Monitors investigations of accidents and/or incidents related to Worker?s Compensation by viewing surveillance video or interviewing affected staff as the WC backup coordinator.
7. Ensures that the Emergency Management Plan is current and filed with FSS Risk Management Department and that it is incorporated in the facility Risk Management manual.
8. Maintains fire evacuation plans, can determine if there are any discrepancies with fire alarm, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, sprinkler heads, must be familiar with Haz-Mat storage and the ability to interpret code changes and updates.
9. Must be familiar with ADA, Life Safety Codes and NFPA 101 and its application to building structures, with confined space entry regulations, and can read blueprints, and schematics.
10. Ensures that The Joint Commission requirements of two annual facility wide disaster drills take place and that the documentation is current and maintained. Ensures quarterly fire/safety drills are conducted, documented and results reported to the Risk Management Committee.
11. Coordinates and conducts safety and occupational health training to maintain staff awareness in utilizing safe practices in the workplace and maintain training documentation.
12. Serve as chairperson of the Risk Management Committee
13. Collaborates with Plant Operations manager to monitor facility conditions and conducts inspections to ensure The Joint Commission standards are met.
14. Actively coordinates and serves in a role to ensure WCY meets the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Coordinates Business Impact Analysis, reports outcomes to Risk Management Committee.
15. Develops and maintains the facility Risk Management plan; writes, reviews and amends policies and procedures as needed.
16. Performs assigned duties in accordance with HHSC policies and procedures and adheres to all safety practices and standards established for the facility in order to promote a safe and effective work environment free of risk.
17. Supervises up to three direct report employees. Provides oversight to the Security Department.
18. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency?s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Business Impact Analysis and Emergency Response Plans.
2. Knowledge of Life Safety Measures, FEMA, Environment of Care, SORM, OSHA.
3. Knowledge of The Joint Commission Standards.
4. Knowledge of Worker's Compensation.
5. Management, and supervisory skills.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Must possess valid Texas driver?s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver?s license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.

Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Strong organizational skills, interpersonal, analysis, and computer skills.
2. Experience in a field related to Safety/Risk Management, Emergency Management and/or Public Safety.
3. Bachelor?s degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferred.

Additional Information:
Req ID 484676
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.

Compliance with HHSC immunization policy and state hospital operating procedures related to immunizations is required. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

Working for the State of Texas offers attractive benefits in addition to the salary. As a state employee you will receive Health and dental insurance, retirement plans and Employee Discounts at a variety of places. Employment may also qualify you for the student loan forgiveness program.

Waco Center for Youth is a psychiatric residential treatment facility that serves teenagers ages 13 through 17 with emotional difficulties and/or behavioral problems. Waco Center for Youth bases its treatment philosophy on the belief that both behavior change and an understanding of self and others are equally important in achieving significant long term success in treatment. The mission of Waco Center for Youth is ?to give each youth a chance for change? by providing comprehensive psychiatric residential treatment services to emotionally disturbed adolescents of the state of Texas. The facility is operated by the Health and Human Services Commission and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Facilities.

YOUR WORK HISTORY MUST BE ON YOUR STATE OF TEXAS APPLICATION. To be considered for this position, your application must clearly show how you meet the initial criteria and the knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements of this position. If you need assistance completing the online application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747.

MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 35Y, 35D, 74D, 74A, 350F, OS, IS, 183X, 645X, 205, OAR16; 0531, 0532, 5711, 0530, 5702, 3E9X1, 1N0X1, 13CX, 14NX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor?s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

- Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.



Keywords: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , Risk Manager, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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