Environmental Safety Specialist

Requisition ID
2017-7496
Category
Safety / Infection Control
Facility
Community Medical Centers - Corporate Offices (CMC)
US-CA-Fresno
Posted Date
10/9/2017

Overview

The Environmental Safety Specialist is a vital member of our mission.

In this role you will provide oversight of CMC’s Environmental Safety Program. Manages the development, implementation and monitoring of the Environmental Safety Program to reduce waste and maintain compliance with all applicable regulations and standards. Provides regulatory interpretation and serves as a corporate liaison to regulatory/accreditation agencies regarding environmental safety compliance.

 

Why are we the “Employer of first choice”?

We provide a world of opportunity for professional growth and personal advancement by making the health and financial security of our employee’s a top priority. We embrace our responsibility to the people who make us the largest private employer in the central San Joaquin Valley by offering comprehensive and affordable medical benefits as part of your employment with CMC.  We value giving you a choice in your health coverage by providing three medical plan options.  You will also be offered prescription drug, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, life and disability insurance, discounts on many goods and services, and an employer matched Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan (403(b)).

Our team members enjoy additional benefits such as: education reimbursement, an employee gym, concierge service, and award winning cuisine. 

Based in Fresno, California, we are a multi-specialty healthcare system comprised of four hospitals; Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, Community Behavioral Health Center. Additionally, our system includes other health care facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco. Our primary service area is 15,000-square-miles, and we're home to the only combined, burn and Level 1 trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. 

 

Community Medical Centers is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

 

If you are looking to make a difference and value a purposeful, lasting career, we provide that in our 120 year old hospital system! For more information on why you should choose Community please click the link:https://www.communitymedical.org/

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Seven Environment of Care Management Plans and performance improvement activities associated with identified safety risks. 
  • Initiates and reviews corporate safety policies and procedures and required reports.  
  • Assists in staff, physician and contract personnel safety education.
  • Acts as corporate liaison with external environment health and safety agencies and maintains records for compliance.
  • Shares the responsibility of conducting preparedness drills/exercises.
  • Trends and analyzes safety related data to determine safety training needs of staff.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and execution of safety training programs.
  • Assists in the implementation of new regulatory requirements related to the environment of care.
  • Performs staff knowledge assessments. Provides safety training “toolbox” information to managers, and monitors training progress.
  • Organizes, schedules, and leads a multidisciplinary team on hazard surveillance tours of each CMC facility. Records hazard findings and monitors standing issues until resolved.
  • Monitors compliance in Waste Stream Management, including: Air Pollution, Hazardous Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste, Waste Water, Storm Water and general Land Fill waste.
  • Oversees indoor air quality monitoring and other industrial hygiene functions.
  • Assists in the development of an Environmental Safety Team, to address options and set goals in waste reduction.
  • Reviews and creates corporate safety policies, procedures and required reports under the scope of the program.  
  • Intervenes whenever conditions exist that immediately threaten life, health, the environment or damage to equipment and buildings. Proactively identifies potential safety risks.
  • Maintains membership of multiple safety-related committees—both corporate and facility specific in order to establish collaborative processes that nurture a culture of Safety, and provides reports to these groups that are relevant to the above job duties. 

 

Qualifications

Minimum required:

Bachelors degree in a Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Safety/Health, Industrial Hygiene, or closely related field. Excellent knowledge of occupational health and safety practices and regulations. 

Preferred: 

Masters degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene. Two years experience in the field of safety.

Licenses/Certifications:

Minimum required:

Must attain CHSP within first two years of employment.

Preferred: 

Three to Five years experience in Healthcare Safety. Experience in comprehending, interpreting, and implementing the requirements of regulatory agencies such as Cal OSHA, JCAHO, Cal DHS, EPA/DTSC, Fire AHJ’s. Certification as a Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP).

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