Risk Management Safety Officer

Recruitment #071719-MDBZ18-380400

Summary Statement

The class incumbent reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for the design implementation and ongoing evaluation of the environmental safety or clinical risk management program at a state healthcare facility. These programs may include risk management, infection control, patient injuries, allegations of patient abuse, unexpected adverse events, hazardous waste control and patient, staff and visitor safety. Work includes developing and implementing risk assessment activities and developing and monitoring corrective action plans. The incumbent is responsible for the regular review of incident reports involving risk and safety management and investigation of serious problems as needed. An incumbent may be responsible for the development and implementation of the facility disaster management plan.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Designs, implements and evaluates program including risk management, unexpected adverse events, hazardous waste control and patient, staff and visitor safety.
  • Reviews incident reports to determine extent of risk and safety management factors.
  • Investigates or coordinates investigations and prepares report of findings and corrective action needed.
  • Coordinates safety and risk management programs with the Quality Assurance section to insure compliance with accreditation standards and other regulatory requirements pertaining to safety and risk management.
  • Works with facility managers and supervisors to insure the implementation of corrective action plans. Monitors and follows up on corrective action.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Risk Management Safety Officer
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in program design, implementation and monitoring of compliance for regulatory and accreditation standards.
  2. Six months experience in descriptive statistics such as the mean, median, mode or standard deviation.
  3. Six months experience in facility environmental safety risk management programs.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements. 

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