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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist - San Antonio, Texas

UnitedHealth Group
Bexar County, Texas, US
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)

This position works collaboratively with our Clinic Operations, Clinic Integrations, and UHG Enterprise Health & Safety (EHS) teams to collectively support state and local operations with primary accountability for providing enterprise health and safety support to multiple care delivery (clinical) and administrative office facilities in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas.

The Regional Health & Safety Specialist will reside in Dallas /Ft. Worth area.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serving as regional liaison with Enterprise Health & Safety programs
  • Ensuring compliance with WellMed and UHG Enterprise environmental health & safety programs as well as state and local legislation
  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing health and safety programs on a regional basis
  • Providing support and motivation to continuously improve health and safety measures at individual facilities and on a regional basis
  • Serving as regional contact for local, federal, and state health and safety agencies
  • Leading EHS audit process in assigned area of responsibility and assisting operations in addressing audit recommendations
  • Participating in accident investigations and performing root cause analysis for injuries and "near misses" where warranted
  • Helping to define and support health and safety performance metrics
  • Maintaining knowledge of all applicable corporate, federal, state, and local health and safety regulatory requirements
  • Staying abreast of developing regulatory requirements, particularly on a state and local level
  • Keeping business operations and Enterprise Health & Safety leadership informed of new and developing regulations
  • Serving as a resource and consultant for management, supervisors, and employees to effectively address safety issues and concerns
  • Facilitating government safety inspections for designated location(s) and responding in a timely manner with facility management to inquiries/inspections by loss control service provider(s) and government agencies (OSHA, EPA, DOT, Insurance, etc.)
  • Ensuring safety committees are established where required and provide appropriate oversight
  • Participating in and supporting cross-functional project teams and committees

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health & Safety or related field; (Four years of comparable work experience in addition to the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor's degree)
  • 4+ years of experience managing health and safety requirements within a healthcare or related industry
  • Thorough familiarity with OSHA and state equivalents for healthcare (or related) facilities
  • Demonstrated ability to manage federal, state, and local regulatory compliance at multiple facilities in multiple states
  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel (50%) to remote sites as needed required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Well organized and skilled at managing multiple competing priorities
  • Previous experience working in a clinic or similar healthcare environment preferred
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Demonstrated ability to audit facilities as well as assist effectively and thoroughly in addressing audit findings
  • Demonstrated ability to manage OSHA recordkeeping and H&S metrics for multiple facilities

Physical & Mental Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds
  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using 50+ pounds of force
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
  • Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, EHS audit process, regulatory requirements, OSHA, EPA, DOT, San Antonio, TX, Texas

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