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Life Safety Manager

Surgical Care Affiliates Dallas, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Location: US-TX-Dallas Area
# of Openings: 1
Category: Corporate
System ID: 12495


The Facilities Management & Life Safety Manager provides leadership, guidance, and support for the environment of care and life safety programs within SCA facilities to ensure patient safety and compliance with regulatory and accreditation agencies and standards. Additionally, the Facilities Management & Life Safety Manager champions a culture of quality and patient safety through role modeling, teaching, and mentoring and promotes a high reliability organization through development, endorsement, and/or deployment of consistent, evidenced based tools and resources. To be successful in this capacity, the Manager will possess excellent written, oral and motivational communication skills up through the executive level. The Manager will work in concert with SCA Clinical Services, Diligence and Integration, operational leadership and Support Services both strategically and tactically, collaborating with a variety of professional organizations while serving the greater SCA Community.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Maintains knowledge of state and federal regulations, accreditation standards, and environment of care related best practices for SCA facilities
  • Development, coordination, and communication of strategic planning initiatives involving the organization's facilities, environmental care, and life safety programs to facility and operations leaders and SCA Support Services Departments as applicable
  • Leads, collaborates, communicates, and provides consultation services to facility, Operations, Clinical Services, and Support Service departments regarding facilities, environment of care, and life safety surveys, programs, and/or initiatives
  • Provide supervision and oversight of the organization's compliance with state and federal requirements and accreditation standards. Establish and support an environment of care and life safety program to ensure procedures align with standards and requirements to achieve ongoing survey readiness
  • Directs and coordinates environment of care and life safety initiatives for the organization; serves as the organizational liaison with accrediting bodies and other pertinent regulatory agencies
  • Ensure SCA policy and procedures comply with regulatory and accreditation standards and provide consultative services as appropriate
  • Develop and/or endorse environment of care and/or life safety training programs, tools, and resources that support patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
  • Performs all other duties as required


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent in a professional curriculum (architecture, engineering, construction) with a minimum of five (5) years' experience in Plant Operations/Facilities Management in healthcare. Field experience may be considered as an equivalent to the education requirement above and will be evaluated.
  • A background in facility/healthcare engineering, construction, architecture/engineering and/or facility management (AIA guidance for healthcare facilities, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, construction) required.
  • Broad knowledge of Accrediting agencies (TJC, AAAHC, etc.), OSHA, EPA, CMS, NFPA, and other government, and willingness to learn additional state and local regulatory agency standards required.
  • Must be knowledgeable of local, state and federal regulatory life safety, building, and other applicable codes required.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) field experience preferred.
  • Life Safety Surveyor experience preferred
  • Membership in state of national healthcare engineering association preferred
  • Certified Health Care Fire Safety Professional (CHFSP), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), and/or Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) certification preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and concisely both verbally and in writing with individuals and groups at various levels and various disciplines.
  • Experience developing and/or revising environment of care and life safety policies and procedures to reflect evidence, industry, and/or needs of the organization.
  • Experience and proficient in use of Microsoft products (Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, etc.). Ability to use systems to support functions i.e. policy and procedure platform, risk management platform, web-based accreditation sites, etc.
  • Position is remote; Must be self-directed, flexible, and available to travel up to 75% of the time
  • Work functions may involve physical aspects. Must be physically able to move through crawl spaces, climb ladders, and on roof tops safely. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds.

We value Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Surgical Care Affiliates: SCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit

Surgical Care Affiliates

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