At Stony Brook Medicine, the Fit Testing Specialist is a valuable member of our Employee Health and Wellness team. This position is primarily responsible for fit testing as part of the respiratory protection program.
Duties of a Fit Testing Specialist include but are not limited to the following:
Confirm medical clearance for employee to be fit tested.
Conduct quantitative fit testing, as per OSHA Respiratory Protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134) and Hospital policy. Conduct qualitative fit testing, as needed.
Document the results of fit testing and all fit testing related data (respirator sizes, etc) upon completion of fit testing.
Provides education and consult to respirator users on how to ensure a proper seal, how to don and doff respirators and other related items. Provides support and encouragement to users during fit testing, using appropriate techniques to help the user obtain a proper seal and fit.
Coordinate with supervisor to ensure an appropriate follow up evaluation and alternative solutions for any employee who is unable to pass the fit test.
Monitor fit testing supplies on a weekly basis and order replenishments as needed, ensuring adequate supply levels at all times.
Coordinate annual calibration of Portacount and conduct daily checks of Portacount when in use. Ensure all needed supplies and equipment are on hand and ready for use before fit testing.
Maintains the cleanliness and orderliness of the fit testing area(s) as well as of all supplies and equipment.
Enter data from quantitative and qualitative fit testing results into Peoplesoft and/or other prescribed databases.
Compiles information from databases and spreadsheets and produces compliance reports, summary reports or other reports related to fit testing as needed.
Evaluates and audits this data and all other aspects of the RPP program and make appropriate recommendations for improvement on an ongoing basis.
Review and update respiratory protection training content and delivery as needed.
Supports the Employee Health and Wellness program with employee health data entry related to flu vaccines, annual physicals, etc as needed.
Support EH&W campaigns including but not limited to fit testing, flu prevention programs, annual physicals, etc.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
At least four (4) years of experience as an environmental or occupational health and safety professional or laboratory or clinical professional.
Valid New York State Driver's License.
Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel.
Upon hire, must complete TSI Portacount training and demonstrate proficiency in Portacount quantitative fit testing.
Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Bachelor's Degree in Science or related discipline.
Experience with respiratory protection programming, including quantitative and/or qualitative fit testing.
Prior experience working in a health care setting and a basic understanding of clinical information.
Must have good interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and independent decision-making ability.
Must be able provide educational information and respond to questions and concerns in the moment in a clear and respectful manner.
Special Notes : Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Posting Overview : This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination .
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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Official Job Title: TH Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Employee Health & Wellness-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Sep 2, 2020
Posting End Date: Dec 2, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL3
Internal Number: 2002285
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