Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

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The Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator develops, implements, evaluates and continuously improves the organization’s safety and emergency preparedness programs. This position leads organizational compliance with all federal and state safety and emergency preparedness regulations, including those set by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Arizona Department of Health (ADOH).


  1. Responsible for managing and continuously improving the safety management and emergency preparedness programs to ensure the safety of patients, staff, and visitors.
  2. Responsible for all safety and emergency preparedness regulatory compliance.
  3. Responsible for policy and procedure development, implementation and monitoring of effectiveness.
  4. Responsible for reducing the risk of system or process failures through effective assessments, gap analysis, and action planning
  5. Leads the Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee and facilitates the integration of safety priorities into all relevant work processes, functions, and services.
  6. Conduct safety surveillance inspections, safety event investigations and monitors the effectiveness of safety improvements.
  7. Serves as the hospital representative on local, state and federal committees and task forces focused on issues of hospital safety and emergency preparedness.
  8. Routinely conducts emergency preparedness drills and educates staff members on incident command procedures to ensure a state of continuous readiness for real-life disaster situations


  1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline.
  2. Four years of professional experience that provides the incumbent with the requisite knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  3. Appropriate additional coursework including Federal Emergency Management Agency Courses