Reporting to and under the general direction of the Director Environmental Health and Safety the Life Safety Engineer is responsible for developing implementing and maintaining a fire prevention and life safety program within the Riverside Health System. The Life Safety Engineer is the subject matter expert for fire and life safety programs and regulations as set by the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code National Fire Protection Agency Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) local Authorities Having Jurisdiction and other accreditation requirements. Develops and implements appropriate fire and life safety programs (to include testing and maintenance programs) and facilitates necessary training and education. Conducts compliance inspections and audits to ensure a safe and healthful physical environment for building occupants. Functions as the primary RHS liaison with Authorities Having Jurisdiction surveyors and regulatory inspectors. Participates in the development and design of construction projects and renovations. Possesses the ability to interpret and analyze life safety and building design drawings. Responds to emergency situations as required to provide expertise or consultation in response efforts. Takes the lead on all regulatory or accreditation surveys or audits related to fire prevention and life safety. Consistently maintains an image of professionalism accepted ethical behavior and optimum customer service within the Riverside Health System.
Education: Bachelor's degree in fire science, engineering, management, healthcare or related field required.
Experience: 5+ years Fire and Life Safety in healthcare, or similar experience required; 2+ years experience Supervisor/Manager experience preferred. Experience in fire and life safety program implementation. Proficient at fire and life safety engineering practices and standards, design, analysis, testing and maintenance. Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple, complex responsibilities. Detail oriented with strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills. Understanding of regulatory / accreditation compliance required. Experience and good working knowledge of Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for fire and life safety in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and long term care facilities.
Licensure: Valid Virginia license with acceptable driving record. Must have NFPA - Certified Life Safety Specialist for Health Care Facilities (CLSS-HC) certification within 2 years of employment.
Internal Number: 2019-18434
About Riverside Health System
Riverside Health System is an integrated network touching 2 million lives annually. Serving coastal Virginia since 1915, we are guided by a mission to "care for others as we would care for those we love." The health system offers a variety of services and programs in the areas of prevention, primary care, diagnostics, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, aging-related services, rehabilitation, medical education, home care and hospice.
Riverside operates five acute care hospitals and a behavioral health hospital, in addition to a physical rehabilitation hospital and long-term acute care hospital in partnership with Select Medical. Riverside Medical Group has more than 600 providers across a broad spectrum of specialties in over 100 practices. Riverside Lifelong Health operates nine nursing home facilities and three vibrant continuing care retirement communities.