Location: Cook County Health & HospitalsSystem – Chicago, Illinois
The Environmental Health Manager is responsible for ensuringthat the hazardous materials and waste programs are maintained per regulatoryrequirements for Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). This position is responsible for ensuringthat policies, procedures and training assure the quality of the environmentfor individuals and communities in order to protect patient, staff andvisitors.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHSPersonnel Rules.
Managesand administers the overall development, implementation, ongoing evaluation andplanning of the environmental health program for the Cook County hospitals andcommunity-based clinics.
Participatesin the interviewing and training of Life Safety staff.
Assiststhe Director of Life Safety in formulating or modifying program standards andpolicies as necessary.
Conferswith public officials and other regulatory agents in reference to environmentalhealth compliance issues throughout CCHHS.
Assistsin developing and maintaining policies relevant for environmental health in theCCHHS.
Coordinatesair monitoring and other programs to maintain a safe environment in the CCHHSbuildings during normal operations as well as construction activities.
Investigatescomplaints throughout CCHHS for indoor air quality, air contaminants, mold andother industrial hygiene functions.
Designsand delivers educational and training presentations for the staff at CCHHS.
Providesthe quarterly report for the Fire Prevention program to the Environment of Care(EOC) Committee to include fire incident analysis, fire safety traininginformation, environmental round inspections, and performance improvement planupdates.
Completesmonthly fire drills and maintains appropriate records and reports.
Ensuresand promotes workplace safety procedures for each department and timely reportsunsafe acts and conditions.
Conductsinvestigations of accidents/incidents throughout the organization and ensuresaccidents/incidents are appropriately reported and contributory factorsidentified and addressed.
Assistswith the identification, implementation, and monitoring of safety programs toensure reduction in employee on-the-job injuries.
Developsand implements corrective action plans to address identified trends that couldpotentially adversely impact the organization.
Maintainsall safety related records and reports.
Conductsenvironmental rounds as required by the Joint Commission to identifyenvironmental deficiencies, hazards, and unsafe practices throughout theorganization.
Monitorscompletion of the Environmental rounds and provides summary of findings.
Availablefor "on-call" duties to support the Life Safety Department, asneeded.
Travelsthroughout Cook County
Performsother duties as requested and as directed by the Director of Life Safety.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited collegeor university is required. Mustprovide official transcripts at time of interview.
·Three (3) years professional experience in aHospital or Healthcare Safety Program isrequired.
·One (1) year of experience in industrialhygiene, environmental health, environmental hazards risk assessment, indoorair quality, and/or toxicology isrequired.
·One (1) year of experience working in ahealthcare environment with familiarity of Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), IllinoisDepartment of Public Health (IDPH) and Department of Transportation (DOT)regulations is required.
·Valid Driver's license and mandatory vehicleinsurance is required.
Bachelor'sdegree in Toxicology, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health or Public Healthfrom an accredited college or university
Validcertification in one (1) of the following areas:
oCertifiedHealthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)
oCertifiedHazardous Material Manager (CHMM)
oCertifiedSafety Manager (CSM)
MUSTMEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and OtherCharacteristics
Must be knowledgeableof the Joint Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)and The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations and modelsafety program strategies.
Must be skilled onthe use of Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer software products togenerate technical reports, findings, and/or corrective action plans.
Must be experiencedin preparing technical reports and making presentations in committee meetings.
Must have thoroughknowledge of Federal and State regulations as well as public health standardsand regulations.
Excellent verbal andwritten communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staffand a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Ability to workflexible hours
Ability to multi-taskand meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to functionautonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to compileand analyze data and generate reports of a complex and technical nature.
Ability to speak andwrite effectively to individuals, groups and with regulatory agencies.
Ability to plan,initiate and maintain programs relevant to the duties of the Life SafetyDepartment.
Ability to work in anarea with moderate risk or discomfort that may require special safetyprecautions such as wearing protective clothing or gear.
Ability to walk,stand and carry items for long periods of time.
Demonstrateanalytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking and conflictmanagement/resolution skills
Must be able totravel to work sites throughout Cook County
When applyingfor employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preferenceis given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forcesof the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
Totake advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meetthe minimum qualifications for the position.
Identifyself as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to thequestion by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attacha copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22(Notice of Separation at time of application filing.Please note:If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the onewith the latest date.Coast Guard mustsubmit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Departmentof Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After9/11). Discharge papers must list andHonorable Discharge Status. Dischargepapers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
Acopy of a valid State ID Card orDriver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, mayalso be attached to the application at time of filing.
Ifitems are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANSMUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARDOR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical,Dental, and Vision Coverage
BasicTerm Life Insurance
PensionPlan and Deferred Compensation Program
PaidHolidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
Youmay also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program(PSLF)
Degreesawarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in oneof the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by anapproved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of InternationalCredential Evaluators (AICE). Originalcredentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers ofEmployment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactoryprofessional & employment references, healthcare and criminal backgroundchecks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of aphysical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictlyprohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting anyterm or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any politicalreason or factor.
COOKCOUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.