Life Safety Specialist

Job Requisition #: JR60315

End Date: 12/24/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Support Services/Maintenance

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To maintain the Christiana Care Fire and Life Safety program.  The Fire and Life Safety Program is a combination of numerous integrated components.  These components must be maintained effectively to provide facilities that are free of the hazards of fire.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIES:

  • Tests, inspects, identifies deficiencies, develops corrective measures, documents and validates completed corrections for life safety systems and components.
  • Test, maintain, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair addressable fire alarm systems and associated appurtenances and wiring.
  • Test, maintain, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair existing Christiana Care Fire Suppression & Extinguishing systems. 
  • Conducts or assists with fire drills to exercise and educate Christiana Care staff on Fire Emergency response procedures.  Develops and/or assists with fire drill critiques with identified areas for performance improvement.
  • Performs inspections of existing facilities, documents findings, creates reports and work orders and assists Christiana Care staff and contractors where necessary with Life Safety compliance issues.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of all testing, inspection and maintenance of fire protection systems for compliance with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and Joint Commission.
  • Performs inspections of designated construction areas for compliance with Interim Life Safety Measures, Infection Control measures and Safety measures. Inspections are documented and critiqued.
  • Responds, investigates, and takes appropriate actions during fire/smoke events, odor calls, hazardous materials incidents, confined space rescues, medical assists, or any other emergency situations at Christiana Care facilities.
  • Participates as a member of the Fire Protection on-call team on a rotating weekly shift.
  • Develops and presents fire protection and/or safety topics to Christina Care employees and contractors for items such as fire extinguisher training and elevator rescue training.
  • Attends and participates in various meetings/committees such as Life Safety, construction progress, and emergency management.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A.S. in Fire Protection or related engineering discipline.
  • Experience in the Fire Protection and Life Safety industry with a working knowledge of fire suppression systems, addressable fire alarm systems, special agent fire extinguishing systems.
  • 4 years' experience with testing, inspections, troubleshooting, and repair of addressable fire alarm systems.
  • NICET Level II Certificate in Testing & Inspection of Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems
  • Experience applying the National Fire Codes, JCAHO standards, and OSHA regulations to daily operations and construction activities.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted where approved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established department safety rules and practices. 
  • Correct and report to supervision any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to any occupant.
  • Responsible for all aspects of job completion from prioritization of tasks, identification of tools and materials, and appropriate safety precautions. 
  • Knowledge of proper life safety system design, installation and acceptance testing.
  • Ability to respond, mitigate, and resolve emergency incidents quickly, efficiently, and safely.
  • Ability to use computer software for e-mail, word processing, testing documentation, incident reporting and presentation functions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written.
  • Ability to analyze situations objectively and solve problems.
  • Ability to work independently, routinely demonstrate initiative, strive to build teamwork, possess a positive attitude and be able to learn and adapt.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Participate on the Incipient Fire Brigade, Confined Space Rescue Team and the HAZMAT Response Team. Must complete Confined Space Rescue, and HAZMAT Technician training within 12 months of hire and participate in annual refresher training.
  • Must pass OSHA required medical examination and fit test for respirator use.
  • Must maintain an acceptable driver's license and driving record in good standing.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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