Swedish Medical Center Safety Officer/Environment of Care Specialist - Nursing in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Group is looking for a Safety Officer (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Nursing at the Bank of America Building in Seattle, WA.

As a safety professional, this position will exercise responsibility and accountability for coordinating, collecting, disseminating, and intervening in a manner that anticipates, prevents, and identifies, evaluates, and controls hazards. This role maintains continuous survey readiness through compliance with regulations from a number of regulatory agencies, including The Department of Health, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and identified industry best management practices (BMP).

In this position you will:

  • Coordinate the Environment of Care, Safety, Security, Emergency Preparedness, Medical Equipment, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management, Life Safety, and Utilities as they directly relate to the health care setting and the overall environment of care

  • Identify risks based on regulatory interpretation and other methods, and apply to policy creation

  • Oversight of EC in efforts to maintain high standards of safety, regulatory compliance, maintaining documentation of findings and improvements

  • Monitor potential and actual environmental hazards

  • Accountable for compliance with WOSH standards related to asbestos, lead, respiratory program, hearing conservation, ergonomics, Americans with Disabilities Act, laser safety, and radiation safety. Must work in conjunction with SMC Radiation Safety Officer regarding radiation safety

  • Develop and implements education programs and materials to train staff to detect, mitigate, and avoid workplace hazards

  • Provide policy and procedure interpretation and education as it applies to the EC, Life Safety, and Emergency Management Plans


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum of five years of related experience in safety and regulatory compliance

  • Requires the ability to problem solve and to formulate a plan of action; the ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions

  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills; able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities

  • Strong analytical and spreadsheet/database skills to evaluate data and make statistical calculations

  • Demonstrated PC skills, i.e. proficient with MS Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent work experience

  • Master’s degree or certificate

  • Certificate in Safety, Security, or related environment of care field, Quality Improvement Environmental Health and Safety, or Industrial Hygienist

  • Relevant certifications in areas of Environmental/Regulatory compliance and safety

  • Certifications CHSP, CHEP, CEM

  • Previous experience developing policies and procedures

About Swedish Medical Group

Swedish Medical Group (SMG) is a successful, performance-driven division of Swedish Health Services, the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. The SMG network includes more than 900 providers across 108 primary care and specialty care clinics.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Quality & Patient Safety

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 181428