The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Technician supports a comprehensive and integrated EH&S program at SCCA.The incumbent is responsible for assisting in compliance efforts by gathering quality data through inspections; hazardous waste management duties and additional responsibilities as assigned. The technician provides updated status of activities to program managers as needed. These efforts contribute to an efficient department to meet safe environment of care standards for patients, visitors, staff and affiliates that work in or enter any SCCA facility. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, interested in gaining experience and learning about the healthcare environment of care. The candidate must be able to attend and complete the required trainings for responding to emergent events.
Under the supervision of and in coordination with program managers:
Assist with the collection, preparation and transportation of hazardous wastes for disposal and transportation of non-waste hazardous materials
Support industrial hygiene projects, construction safety and respiratory fit testing
Assist with fire and life safety compliance as needed
Investigate occupational accidents as needed
Support the chemical, radiation and biosafety laboratory audit programs as needed
Serve as a member of hazardous materials response team
Inputs information in hazardous chemical management database to maintain documentation of waste generated, chemical inventory and Safety Data Sheets, verifying that data is accurately maintained
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, environmental health, safety, chemistry, microbiology or closely related scientific field
Able to partner successfully with multidisciplinary teams from all areas of SCCA
Able to effectively listen to and acknowledge the needs and perspectives of stakeholders
Able to follow direction and provide feedback on current state findings
Communicates information on inspection findings, technical reports as needed.
Written professional correspondence to staff as needed
Adapting to emergent needs, constraints, and barriers Able to adjust work schedule (including some evenings and weekends) and location to accommodate emergent needs
One year of related experience preferred but not required, preferably in a healthcare setting
Must possess good writing, analytical, verbal communication and computer skills
Must be able to work independently
Must be able to wear a respirator and required personal protective equipment. Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.