Safety Manager

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Yakima Administration   Toppenish, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 7, 2022
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Central Administration

Central Administration


Employment duration:

Full time

Exempt Status:




Applicants for all positions must be or become fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if selected for hire. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered but serial Covid-19 testing will be required to maintain employment.

Assists in developing Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic's (YVFWC's) Safety Programs. Ensures regulatory compliance with Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), The Joint Commission (TJC), and other agencies. Manages all components of YVFWC's Safety Programs.

This position is located in the Yakima Valley in central Washington State. We're interested in all qualified candidates, including those outside the area who are open to relocating to the Yakima Valley.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, continuing education, and more.
  • Relocation allowance available.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Develops and organizes the Corporate Safety Committee and its processes to comply with WISHA, Oregon OSHA, and other regulatory and accreditation agencies.
  • Provides training and organizational support to the Corporate Safety Committee.
  • Leads the Corporate Safety Committee's analysis of accident trends and survey findings.
  • Oversees accident reporting, investigations, and corrective action plans.
  • Develops processes to identify and remediate potential safety hazards.
  • Reports to executive management safety program progress and on-going concerns.
  • Maintains professional knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), and OSHA guidelines, standards, and regulations.
  • Educates supervisors, managers, directors, executives, and their employees on their responsibilities in safety programs.
  • Performs Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), TJC, and safety and building code compliance inspections, and suggests corrective actions for non-compliance issues.
  • Assists managers with regulatory compliance, performance improvements, and the design of required employee safety-training programs.
  • Designs safety program trainings and initiatives to decrease risk and increase compliance.
  • Maintains compliance documentation for TJC surveys and audits.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to review worker's comp injuries, near accident/misses, and over utilization to create and implement improvement measures.
  • Identifies incident trends and partners with Quality, Facilities, and Operations to decrease negative incidents.
  • Reviews Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) reports to align policy and practice; monitors Annual HVAs for all sites.


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Health Management, Safety Technology, or Public Policy.
  • Experience: Two years' experience leading safety compliance, safety inspection, public policy development and implementation, workplace/process/system design and modification, and/or healthcare accreditation. Relevant experience in industries outside of healthcare will be considered.
  • Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Certified Safety Professional Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required or Preferred: Knowledge of State and Federal safety codes, building codes, ADA and special healthcare environment requirements. Strong working knowledge of safety, environmental, health and fire & life safety practices as well as regulations promulgated by NFPA, OSHA, and other industry organizations. Ability to communicate effectively with clinical staff, corporate management, and executive staff about safety issues, preventive measures requirements and programs. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills with individuals and groups. Strong analytical and decision-making skills to be able to assess an issue and determine an optimal solution. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC's patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic

  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
  • We will let joy in.
  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

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