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 preferred.
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.
Internal Number: JR54373
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. 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.