Workplace Violence Prevention Director - Police Dept. | Houston, TX | MD Anderson

Workplace Violence Prevention Director - Police Dept.


The Director, Workplace Violence Prevention is responsible for developing, directing, and executing strategies, programs, and actions designed to promote workplace violence prevention, early intervention and mitigation utilizing a multidisciplinary, cross-functional and integrated team approach to meet accreditation standards, prevent harm and promote overall safety and wellness throughout the institution.


Develops, directs, and executes strategies and prevention focused programs to enhance overall organizational health and individual wellness Provides operational leadership of institutional workplace violence prevention program using data-informed and evidence-based practices to deliver high-quality, effective violence prevention services. Responsible for development and updates to policy, procedures and budgetary aspects of workplace violence program. Provides subject matter expertise regarding policy or accreditation questions to key stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and administrative and support staff. Leads research, program maturity and evolution efforts to enhance program effectiveness and resiliency. Facilitates, coordinates, assembles, and drafts annual workplace violence risk assessment complete with recommendations for program/data enhancements.

Responsible for day-to-day management of the Workplace Prevention Program (WVPP) Serves as Vice-Chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team focused on workplace violence prevention, intervention and resolution. Provides leadership and direction, and is responsible for identifying, evaluating, mitigating and responding to any workplace violence issues impacting the organization, employees, and physical environment. Identifies and recruits committee members in areas of workplace violence prevention to encourage participation and effectiveness. Partners with and manages contracts with
vendor partners to create and deliver innovative programs and services. Informs program technology systems and assists in identifying future technology needs of program.

Serves as a consultative resource to address workplace violence incidents at institutional, divisional, and departmental levels Establishes collaborative partnerships with executive level council and other stakeholder groups focused on workplace violence prevention, intervention and remediation efforts. Provides support for institutionally focused workplace violence prevention efforts impacting the workforce as well as patients and families. Partners with human resources team to increase the awareness of, participation in, and impact of Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WVPP) training. Facilitates the delivery of appropriate interventions, resources and meaningful services to departmental customers based on their identified needs.

Participates as a member of the leadership team to define the direction of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program and develops appropriate short- and long-term objectives using a data-driven approach
Partners with team of senior leadership and program sponsors to positively impact the well-being of our workforce and reduce absenteeism. Leads institutional development and updates of vision, strategy, and goals of workplace violence prevention program. Collaborates with all areas to ensure both long-term and short-term plans consistently support this philosophy. Directs the tracking of reported incidents and impact metrics for the workplace violence programming.

Develops evaluation mechanisms to measure program success Develops realistic and measurable metrics / objectives for the WVPP. Directs the development of reporting tools and determines metrics to evaluate ROI of programs. Identifies opportunities for program enhancement with recommendations for strategic evolution of the program to address any identified gap.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's Degree in business administration, healthcare, program management, or related field. Five years of related experience in behavioral intervention, threat management, workplace violence prevention program management in health care environment, which includes three years of leadership experience. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience. Certified Protection Professional (ASIS International), at time of hire or obtained within 12 months of hire. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 152073
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 130,500
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 163,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 195,500
  • Science Jobs: No