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SAFETY OFFICER - ENVIRONMENTAL in San Diego, CA at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion, you’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.
The Environmental Safety Offer serves as an 'internal consultant' on environmental-safety-related matters. Develops and maintains systems and programs to assure a comprehensive Workplace Safety and Environment of Care management program as outlined in the standards found within The Joint Commission (TJC) and other regulatory guidelines regarding environmental safety aspects related to healthcare settings within the State of California. Serves as staff resource to appropriate committees for environmental and occupational safety and to local (appointing unit) and system-wide Safety Committee and Emergency Management Committee. Integrates and coordinates all efforts with other organizational staff resources. Educates staff on safe working practices and safety-related issues.
Ensures policies, procedures and activities are in place to comply with regulatory agencies. Assumes the position of Safety Officer and advisor to the Incident Commander during times of disaster and emergent operations. The Environmental Safety Officer also serves as the 'coordinator' of the site(s) Safety Management and Hazardous Materials, Waste and Communications Management Programs (HAZMAT/COM).
This position is a Part Time role located at our Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion in Hillcrest.

Job Requirements

Required Experience/Specialized Skills:
  • 5 or more years' experience in clinical environment and/or acute care healthcare setting in an environmental safety program position and/or support role within the environmental safety community.
  • Must have expert knowledge of safety, environmental regulations, hazardous material management and communication, experience with education of staff, loss-prevention programs, accident/hazard investigation, sanitation, industrial hygiene, CQI tools, and micro-computer programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis and reporting. If employee is required to drive a company vehicle as part of their duties an active CA Driver's license would be required.
Required Certification/Registration:
  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), within one year of hire.
Preferred Education/Course(s)/Training:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Healthcare Environmental Manager certification (HEM).
  • Certified Environmental Infection Control Consultant (CEICC).
  • Knowledge of healthcare construction and associated standards, including but not limited to TJC Standards, NFPA, OSHA (Cal-OSHA), OSHPD, occupational health and infection control.
  • Experience with education of adults, loss-prevention programs, accident/hazard investigation, sanitation, industrial hygiene, CQI tools, and micro-computer programs.
Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.
Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.