Environmental Health Safety Specialist

4 days left

Employer
Penn Medicine
Location
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 12, 2021
Ref
1919106184
Discipline
Project Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Environmental Health Safety Specialist
- Job ID :95454
- Job Category: Quality/Performance Improvement
- Specialty Area: Quality/Performance Improvement
- Primary Shift: Day
- Work Schedule: WILL REQUIRE full or partial on site work
- Penn Medicine Entity: Corporate Services
- Location: Philadelphia, PA
- Address: 3600 Civic Center Blvd
- Education Required: Per Position Description
- Experience Required: Per Position Description
- Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?
Position Description :
Job Summary
The position will plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct assigned portions of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) safety programs and related activities. These related activities can include fire and life safety; hazardous materials and chemical safety; emergency preparedness; ergonomics and injury prevention; construction safety and ILSM, and training staff to respond appropriately to ensure a safe environment. The position will assist with overseeing accident & injury prevention programs, hazard surveillance surveys at hospital and off-site locations, emergency preparedness activities, and construction safety and ILSM (Interim Life Safety Measures).
Primary responsibility will include life safety management (approximately 75%) to assure compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This work activity will require limited weekend and off-shift time commitments. This position may also be assigned a variety of other safety related duties that will assist the Emergency Management and Safety Department (EMSD) in maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. These additional responsibilities may include recognition, evaluation, monitoring and control of facility, operational and environmental safety factors occurring in a major health system with multiple buildings and functions for patient care, medical education and research.
The Environmental Health and Life Safety Specialist will also be responsible for support and enforcement of regulatory requirements for healthcare from the Joint Commission, the PA Department of Health, OSHA and local codes and ordinances.
The Environmental Health and Life Safety Specialist will also provide education and hands-on training to staff. The position will examine and reinforce the use of work practice controls as well as personal protective equipment to minimize the risk of injury.
Minimum Requirements :
Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Safety (public or environmental), fire prevention, emergency management, environmental science required
Required Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Demonstrated written communication skills
• Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
• Understanding of health care operations preferred
• Understanding of regulatory guidelines preferred
• Knowledge of fire and safety standards preferred
Additional Information :
As part of our COVID-19 response, this position may currently be offering partial or full remote work. However, in the near future this position will require full or partial on-site work.
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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