SAFETY OFFICER (ID 1908827)
Provide direct environmental health and safety customer support to Vanderbilt University Medical Center hospitals and associated clinics. Work with the Assistant Director and other section staff to assist the facility in maintaining compliance with the Joint Commission, CAP, OSHA/TOSHA, TDEC, EPA and other applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists with responsibility for the overall fire/safety plan in the hospitals and clinics. Assists with fire drills and emergency preparedness drills within the VUMC hospitals and clinics.
Assists in the implementation of hazardous materials monitoring programs: environmental and personal monitoring and reporting/documentation of results.
Performs Indoor Air Quality evaluations using standard assessment tools, reporting results to applicable managers.
Assists with the Airborne Hazards Respiratory Protection Program, providing respirator fit testing and training for Workforce Members.
Conducts safety audits for the hospitals and associated clinics. Reports results of audits to the department managers with recommendations for correction. Documents and maintains audit records for the Medical Center Safety Committee and regulatory agencies.
Assists in the development and implementation of safety policies/procedures, safety education, and hazard surveillance programs for Vanderbilt Medical Center and associated clinics.
Works collaboratively with other VUMC groups and contractors to provide a safe environment during construction activities.
Carries the VEHS 24-hr emergency pager in a rotation that includes all exempt staff for on-campus emergencies.
Performs other duties relevant to the Hospital/ Clinic Safety Section as assigned.
Internal: Frequent contact with all levels of administration, faculty, staff, students, visitors and patients including the presentation of information where detailed explanation is required to obtain cooperation.
External: Frequent contact with consultants and vendors.
Must be able to lift to 50 lbs. Must be willing and able to wear required personal protective equipment including protective clothing and gloves, eye/face protection, and, in some cases, negative pressure respiratory protection.
Position requires entry into areas where biological and infectious agents, hazardous chemicals, and ionizing radiation may be used.
Job related skills
Applicant must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective report writing, training, and consulting. Must be familiar with common computer programs including, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access
Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of relevant experience or Master's degree in environmental engineering, public health, occupational health and safety or other science-related field of study (i.e. chemistry) is required. Experience should be in an environmental, healthcare, or safety related field. Equivalent combination of experience and education accepted.
Not required but safety/Industrial Hygiene related certification preferred.
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Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Internal Number: 1908827