Fire Safety Specialist Job

Children's Health - Engineering and Safety Careers

Job Number: 52132

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 8-19-2017



Assists the System Safety Officer, Senior Director of Safety to develop, monitor, implement, and improve Children's Health fire safety, general safety, life safety, hazardous materials, and procedures to help maintain and promote a safe environment for Children's patients, visitors, and employees. Assists the System Safety Officer, Senior Director of Safety in evaluating, inspecting, and surveying areas and activities to minimize potential risks. Provides training and education to departments and services within the system in achieving regulatory compliance. Collaborates with the System Safety Officer, Senior Director of Safety in developing and implementing processes to comply with regulatory standards. Assists the Fire Marshal and AHJ as directed by the System Safety Officer, Senior Director of Safety.


The following describes the basic position duties that an employee MUST be able to perform for this role. This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below DOES NOT identify all duties performed by any single person in the position.

Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field

Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market

Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Works independently, receives minimal guidance

Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus


Assists in monitoring compliance and training of the Physical Environment Chapters, to include the Environment of Care (EOC) and Life Safety (LS).

Performs Life Safety inspections of rated walls, ceilings, and floors to verify proper fire stopping systems have been installed. Documents results of inspections to identify deficiencies and coordinates with other Children's employees and contractors to ensure all deficiencies are corrected.

Reviews Children's Life Safety drawings for compliance and recommends corrections when discrepancies are noted. Is part of the final review process.

Participates in the annual Fire Marshal inspection walks and ensures appropriate personnel are present and discrepancies are addressed and closed out.

Coordinate, conduct, and evaluate Code Red drills, Code Red events, environmental tours, and participates in grounds inspections for on and offsite locations.

Provides Code Red training to specific departments.

Provide knowledge to staff and enforce the rules and regulations as set forth by regulatory agencies such as: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The Joint Commission, as well as state and local authorities.

Participates as a member of the Safety Committee, Fire Safety, Physical Environment Committees other various committee as assigned as well as attend meetings as required or delegated.

Assists in the development and revisions of policies and procedures to define appropriate safety/fire/life safety practices.


Healthcare related preferred.


Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) preferred.

Certified Healthcare Safety Professional-Fire Safety Management (CHSP-FSM) preferred.


Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.

Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.

Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.

Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

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