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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Regulatory Safety Officer 4 - Our Lady of Lourdes Main Campus in Lafayette, Louisiana

About Us

Our Lady of Lourdes is a regional acute care medical center focused on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Lady of Lourdes is a part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which is the largest locally owned, not-for-profit, Catholic health system in Louisiana. As such, our hospital has access to a great many resources across the state and Mississippi - helping us to fulfill our mission.

Our hospital employs more than 2,200 people and offers a physician staff of over 600 doctors in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Lourdes’ services include Centers of Excellence in the areas of Orthopedics, Stroke and a Robotics Surgery Program. The hospital is home to the only burn unit in Southwest Louisiana and a Commission on Cancer accredited oncology program. Our Lady of Lourdes operates Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital, a premier 32-bed cardiac facility and Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital offering the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Level 3 Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With additional services including multiple clinics, four imaging locations and a primary care physician network, Lourdes provides easy access to comprehensive care throughout the community.

What Makes Us Different?

At Our Lady of Lourdes we offer you much more than just a job in the healthcare industry. We offer career opportunities for people who have a calling to share their gifts and talents as part of our healing ministry. As part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, we are here to create a spirit of healing - and we invite you to join our team today if you would like to be part of that spirit. In addition to competitive salaries and generous benefits, we offer you something special - the chance to do God's work by helping to serve people in need throughout our community, every day.

Job Summary

This position coordinates the development, implementation, and monitoring of safety and emergency preparedness activities for the hospital and related entities. To accomplish this, the incumbent will lead processes for the development, testing, continuous improvement, and management of safety and emergency preparedness plans, policies and procedures. The ability to develop / present presentations to large groups, participate on internal and external committees, and develop reports is essential.


Minimum Required


A minimum of 3 years of experience in hospital or industrial safety


Associate's degree in Safety Engineering or related safety or healthcare curricula.


Knowledge of Federal, State, local codes and the standards of NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, JCAHO, and applicable CFRs.

Special Skills

Proficiency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic knowledge of related test/sampling equipment; Ability to conduct investigations, surveys/inspections, training programs. Knowledge of hazardous materials and waste management, PPE, fire emergency procedures, emergency preparedness, medical equipment. Basic computer skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Good interpersonal/human relation skills. Ability to travel to various facilities within the health system. Ability to travel in and out of state. Presentational communication skills


Valid driver’s license required; variable travel requirements depending on primary site that may require use of personal vehicle