To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will be responsible to support the development of regulatory strategies and provision of regulatory advice within the Corporate Facilities Division of Yale New Haven Health.
To perform the regulatory job effectively, the Regulatory Affairs Specialist must have a wide skill set and an understanding of government language and processes to plan and carry out a variety of routine project or program activities to ensure compliance with Department of Public Health and The Joint Commission laws and regulations, or to improve the life safety programs. The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will work to identify, analyze and make recommendations to resolve conventional regulatory compliance problems and situations. This position must ensure that regulatory practices and updates with a focus on the Environment of Care (EOC) are effectively communicated and followed within the Yale New Haven Health System Corporate Facilities Division. He/she must work closely with all divisions within Corporate Facilities to ensure adherence and compliance with all applicable guidelines, regulations and laws.
The Regulatory Affairs Specialist must take part in State and regulatory agency inspections and respond to inquiries, develop action plans and follow-up to ensure completion and correction to any issues and violations. The Regulatory Affairs Specialist should provide expertise and regulatory intelligence in translating regulatory requirements into practical workable plans, and ensure that all regulations are up-to-date and properly communicated through the System Corporate Facilities policies and procedures. Strong reading comprehension and good writing skills, as well as knowledge and understanding of legal matters and regulations pertaining to healthcare provisions is helpful.
In preparation for DPH and Joint Commission surveys the Regulatory Affairs Specialist should work with the facility management team and the Facilities Design and Construction team, as well as the Fire and Life Safety Coordinator and Emergency Management team to adhere to the Joint Commissions top Standards and maintain a safe/functional environment. He/she should conduct in-depth, comprehensive research and provides written recommendations based on findings of fact and applicable laws, rules and regulations pertaining to facility and engineering projects.
Reports directly to the Vice President, Facilities Design & Construction and Real Estate.
- 1. Take part in State Department of Public Health and The Joint Commission regulatory agency inspections
- 2. Monitor the project design and construction operations to maintain consistency in approach to compliance
- 3. Assist Project Managers to determine what codes and regulations are required for a project
- 4. Consult with engineers, architects and managers
- 5. Ensure that regulations are properly communicated through corporate facilities policies and procedures
- 6. Oversee and maintain up-to-date regulatory information in the Systems policies and procedures
- 7. Contribute in regulatory forums
- 8. Researches and reviews new and revised contracts/regulations/legislation
- 9. Develop and drive programs to capitalize on best practices for Environment of Care and Life Safety Compliance
- 10. Maintain confidentiality, diplomacy and integrity
- 11. Works well independently and as part of a team, holding self and others accountable
- 12. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- 13. Strong verbal and writing skills are required
- 14. Ability to manage priorities appropriately
- 15. Articulate and knowledgeable to connect with a wide range of audiences
- 16. Strong skills in critical thinking, problem identification and resolution and process improvement
- 17. Must be a team player, yet able to work independently
- 18. Capable of working in a deadline driven environment; time management and scheduling skills
- 19. Some travel required (approximately 25%) across states and attend conferences annually to maintain competency
Bachelor's Degree required and equivalent combination of education and fire science and fire life safety experience.
5 years experience in a similar role. Healthcare experience a plus
CNFM or CNC Certification a plus
Fire Marshall experience a plus
This position requires specialized knowledge of the principles and methods of administering life safety programs and the laws and regulations related to fire protection activities.
Ability to utilize computer systems (e.g. word-processing, spreadsheets, project management and database software, etc.). Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and graphic communication skills. Exceptional organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Ability to work both independently and to effectively facilitate teamwork.
Extensive walking hospital sites, climbing ladders and scaffolds, continual visual observation of work sites,
verbal and audible participation in meetings and usual construction office.