Manager, Environmental Health & Safety for Safety & Occupational Health
40 hours per week, day shift
JOB SUMMARY: Plans, directs, and manages the designated EH&S section function for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and designated affiliates under senior management guidance. Establishes programs to ensure compliance and achieve goals and objectives in consonance with Medical Center protocols, regulatory, accreditation, consensus standards, and academic medical center best practices. Responsible for program development and operational functions in clinical, research and administrative work environments.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Masters degree in related field preferred with five years' of related field experience or a Bachelors degree with seven years of related field experience. Two years supervisory experience preferred.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional or other national certification in related field preferred. Other safety or training certifications will be considered.
1. Adheres to the general organizational hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building. Follows organization and departmental policies and procedures. Contributes to the overall quality of service. Assumes responsibility for keeping informed about changes in policies and procedures.
2. Administers programs that promote a safe environment for patient care, education and research. Develops goals and objectives in support of the safety management plan and institutional goals related to safety. Establishes the processes, standards and the coordination for a comprehensive safety program that addresses mission related requirements set forth by regulatory and accreditation agencies. Prepares for management review all safety plans, reports, and correspondence required to meet regulatory and accreditation standards and provides strategic and timely reporting of all required safety program assessments to inform institutional committees and leadership of action required.
3. Administers and coordinates prevention programs in consultation with service line leadership. Such programs will involve, at a minimum, the elements of investigation, analysis, and mitigation.
4. Establishes the process, standards and the coordination for assessing risk for clinical, research and administrative work environments. Develops, recommends, and implements audit inspection programs, policies and procedures to uphold or improve compliance of regulations set forth by local, state, federal, and accreditation agencies. Reports concerns to the appropriate institutional committee(s) and senior leadership. Oversees processes to manage, track, and correct non-compliance.
5. Develops, recommends, and implements programs and procedures for monitoring, minimizing or preventing acute chronic exposure to hazards. Establishes required sampling, monitoring, calibration and certification processes in support of such programs.
6. Develops and implements processes using the electronic EH&S management system to manage and track equipment and programs. Provides direction to departmental staff concerning types, proper usage, competency, maintenance, and replacement of equipment for their section.
7. Reviews new construction, renovation and acquisition projects in matters pertaining to safety. Monitors contractor activities to ensure compliance with required guidelines (OSHA, TJC, NFPA, state and local fire and building codes and state rules, etc.).
8. Manages personnel and finances for the designated safety section. Anticipates emerging operational and capital equipment needs. Prepares financial justification for such needs. Acts as a Safety Officer for any facility of the Health System when needed.
9. Collaborates with educational professional(s) to develop safety, educational and training programs. Ensures that required programs and training are implemented, evaluated and monitored. Publishes clear information (programs, policies, forms, manuals, instructions) to all constituencies by assorted means: SharePoint, Web, email newsletters, automated reminders.
10. Responds (24/7) in support of disaster or emergency situations occurring on Medical Center property, such as chemical spills/leaks; fire; bomb threats; mass casualties; WMD/NBC incidents and/or other threats to the institution.
11. Demonstrates responsibility for personal development by maintaining professional competence. Keeps up to date in technology and current issues through seminars and training.
Broad knowledge and understanding of safety regulatory standards.
Comprehensive knowledge of the disciplines of safety.
Ability to communicate accurately and credibly both orally and in writing.
Ability to utilize software in the development of programs that drive the access, evaluation and measurement of data.
Requires multi-disciplinary cooperation and communication across both disparate and parallel work environments: clinical, research and industrial.
This position is on call 24 hours per day and must be able to respond to all types of emergencies.
Ability to speak publicly in a variety of instructive situations.
Works with materials which are Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH)
Exposed to hazardous chemicals, toxic agents, and radioactive materials
Must be able to wear a variety of personal protective equipment in a variety of environmental conditions
May be exposed to blood borne pathogens
Works in precarious or high locations periodically
Moderate to high noise environment
Work climate varies from clean and well lit to wet, dark, and constricting spaces
Subject to many interruptions and crowded conditions
Exposed to unpleasant conditions such as accidents, injuries, illness, and anatomical research
0% 35% 65% to to to 35% 65% 100% N/A Activity X Standing X Walking X Sitting X Bending X Reaching with arms X Finger and hand dexterity X Talking X Hearing X Seeing Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling: X 20 lbs. maximum X 50 lbs. maximum X 100 lbs. maximum
Internal Number: 27933
About Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist is an integrated system that operates 1,004 acute care, rehabilitation and psychiatric care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers. The Medical Center Campus is located at Medical Center Boulevard in Winston-Salem, NC.