Employee Clinical Safety Specialist / Henry Ford Health System / Detroit / Full Time Day Shift

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A new opportunity for a clinical based Employee Safety Specialist is available for the Henry Ford Detroit Campus in midtown Detroit. Applicants that have hospital experience are being sought for work with clinical manager’s employee safety.

• Position: Full time exempt
• Shift: Week Days
• Benefits: Full time benefit package

• The position will spend most of the time working with hospital Nurse Managers and Clinic managers on a large hospital campus with approximately 6,000 campus employees.
• Hospital or clinic experience is needed to know the clinical areas and safety issues for employees and patients.

The Employee Safety Specialist is responsible for collecting, understanding, organizing and sharing safety data in partnership with site leadership and HR. Develops the interventions that will address employee safety opportunities. Work in partnership with the hospital’s leadership and medical staff leadership in the development, measurement, and oversight of comprehensive employee safety programs, including performance improvement interventions. Co-facilitate system Employee Safety initiatives and ensure implementation of recommendations at local sites along with accountability through the CEO. Must be a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills to support, direct, and work with employees, leadership, physicians and various stakeholders.

• Ability to facilitate and coordinate the design and implementation of employee safety initiatives, programs, and projects at the site level; provide project management support to clinical improvement initiatives.
• Assess project needs based on evidenced based best practice(s) and/or regulatory standards; Guides the selection of appropriate team members to address project needs; guides and/or develops a work plan including timelines; Demonstrates the ability to develop an effective communication plan; Seeks leadership guidance appropriately to assist with the identification of obstacles/barriers to success
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the science of process improvement and provide formal and informal consultation; Applies various quality improvement processes/tools and ability to initiate, design, and develop process improvement projects and programs based on organizational need.
• Assist in analysis and interpretation of data; Use data to develop programs to drive change.
• Provide formal and informal education to members of the business unit on employee safety and process improvement, performance measurement and management, change management and other key subjects critical to the support of employee safety.
• Demonstrate the ability to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making using information technology.
• Actively participate in site Safety Huddles as well as system Employee Safety Forums and provide support and input to problem resolution, understanding of data, and process improvement.
• Experience with new program/initiative development, implementation and evaluation. Ability to act as a change agent, providing direction to others and gaining their support.
• Understanding of health care cultures including medical and nursing cultures. Sound decision-making skills and problem-solving skills.


• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Nursing or related field required.
• Five (5) years of employee safety/safety/clinical quality experience required with two (2) years project management experience preferred.
• Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff.
• Strong oral and written communication skills including presentation skills.
• Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email, and internet navigation software.
• Understanding of health care cultures including medical and nursing cultures. Sound decision-making skills and problem-solving skills.
• Experience in the delivering of educational programs is an asset.
• Knowledge of MIOSHA and OSHA laws.


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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