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Manager, Environmental Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Job Description

Job ID: 1212386
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Christian Hospital is an acute-care community hospital with 220 staffed beds, located in north St. Louis County. As a founding member of BJC HealthCare, the hospital has an expert medical staff and a diverse workforce of nearly 2,000 health care professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances. Christian Hospital is nationally recognized for stroke care and cardiology, and highly regarded for its excellence in emergency medicine, robotic surgery, orthopedic and spine surgery, pulmonology and wound care.

Our Northwest HealthCare campus, located six miles west of Christian Hospital in Florissant, offers the community 24-hour emergency care as well as a variety of outpatient services and physician practices.

The safety department's goal is to maintain a safe work environment for all staff and visitors.  Safety is responsible for the hospital, medical office building and Village North Nursing Home, plus parking lots and roadways.  The safety coordinator performs routine checks on the physical environment, monitors process and policies for safety issues and concerns. 


Role Purpose

Manage operational and administrative functions for all organizational Environmental Health and Safety programs, including budget management; departmental personnel hiring, supervision and direction; program and staff development. Sustain compliance with regulatory standards related to environmental health and safety for survey readiness at hospital and affiliated campuses. Coordinate all safety activities with other hospital campuses, public emergency responders and project management teams for new/ongoing construction and renovation. Serve as designated organizational safety officer.


  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
  • Develops, implements and maintains all policies, procedures and regulatory programming in safety, fire prevention, industrial hygiene, and environmental policies mandated by regulatory agencies. Maintain current fire safety plans .
  • Develop and implement safety, fire prevention, industrial hygiene, and environmental training programs, including emergency response/decontamination training .
  • Reviews constructions drawings and specifications to verify compliance with all safety, fire prevention and industrial hygiene and environmental regulatory standards.
  • Conducts accident Investigations and Job and Worksite Hazard Analyses. Prepare and present various monthly, quarterly and annual environment of care management reports in alignment with accreditation/agency requirements, for survey readiness .
  • Manages designated department staff via: budget management, hiring, training, assigning work, managing/evaluating performance, and conducting professional development plans. Verify productivity and actions of designated department staff meet/support overall department operational goals, as established by department leadership.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Related field of study



  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree


  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 10+ years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • CHMM
  • CIH
  • CSP
  • PMP

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer