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As the Environment Health & Safety Manager with Alameda Health System (AHS), you will lead the implementation of the Safety, Emergency Management, and Workplace Violence plans for assigned AHS facilities. You will stablish safety and health goals in collaboration with the safety program, and will develop & implements control to minimize safety and occupational health hazards. You will act as a liaison providing site support to facilities and will carry out leadership strategies and support for system-wide Environmental Health and Safety initiatives. As a key representative for Environment Health & Safety, you will participate in system strategy planning, monitor program sustainment and provide oversight for operational improvement.
Responsibilities NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.
Responsible for managing the Environmental Health and Safety Program at the site level in accordance with all of The Joint Commission standards and elements of performance; oversees Performance Improvement Process related to Environmental Health and Safety; provides on-going performance monitoring of plans, feedback, addresses problems, in-services staff and recommends ways to help develop skills.
Recommends language for policies and procedures that align with healthcare standards and regulatory compliance as well as regulations and standards set forth by other governing agencies.
Chairs the Environmental of Care (Safety) Committee at hospital sites; leads periodic review and update of the EOC Plans; conducts employee related incidents, investigations and completes required regulatory reports.
Collaborates with appropriate staff to lead implementation of the Environment of Care (Safety) and Emergency Management Committees; monitors the effectiveness of changes in plans, policies and procedures; prepares reports using approved format for presentation to site Environment of Care (Safety) Committees and other committees; develops reports containing data that allows for detection of patterns and trends for hazards.
Collaborates with regulatory agencies in support of the system-wide safety, emergency management, and workforce safety programs.
Ensures Emergency Preparedness documents are updated and changes are communicated.
Participates in planning emergency preparedness exercises based on system-wide goals and objectives; conducts response briefings and conducts After Action and Corrective meetings.
Coordinates with site facilities schedule for Environmental Rounding; reviews Rounding results with site facility leaders and makes recommendations to improve deficiencies; compiles and summarizes relevant data for distribution to employees involved with the EOC policies.
Participates with Labor Relations in regular employee safety meetings, meets with facility leaders and stakeholders to develop, review, and distribute employee workplace safety reports and information to all AHS campuses; using available data to analyze trends, generate reports, and compare employee safety outcomes.
Follows up with leaders after reports of employee injuries to ensure injured employees are directed to the correct Worker’s Compensation Program representative; in collaboration with Manager, Disability Programs, communicates with staff and/or supervisors regarding the need to complete online or paper reports; works with department leaders to recommend and institute best practices to prevent employee-related injuries.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in engineering, industrial arts, occupational health and safety, fire science or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Experience: Four years of safety, regulatory and emergency management experience in coordinating and managing program activities. Experience within a Public Health, Public Administration or First Responder environment is preferred. Prior experience in healthcare environmental health & safety is preferred.
Preferred Licenses/Certifications: Licensed Safety Professional (LSP), Certified Environmental Professional (CEP), Certified Safety Director (CSD), Certified Safety Manager (CSM), Certified Environmental Director (CED), Certified Environmental Manager (CEM), and any other OSHA certificates or professional Fellows statuses in the field.
Alameda Health System is the East Bay's premier patient and family-centered care system. Our trauma center and teaching hospital are considered among the best in the country. We are committed to continually improving health through individual patient experiences.
Our mission, Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All, speaks to the vital role we play in the community and the critical res...ponsibility we accept in promoting wellness, eliminating disparities and optimizing the health of a diverse East Bay.
Our facilities include Highland Hospital, a regional trauma center and teaching hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, an acute and emergency care facility, Fairmont Hospital, an acute rehabilitation hospital and skilled nursing facility, longtime community-based hospitals San Leandro Hospital and Alameda Hospital and four neighborhood-based community Wellness Centers located in Oakland, Newark and Hayward.
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