Health & Safety Specialist

Health & Safety Specialist - Walt Medina & Associates

Walt MedinaEmployer: Walt Medina & Associates

Location: New haven, CT

Expires: No expiry date

Setting: Academic / Teaching Hospital

Hours: Days / Mon – Fri / 40 hours / Flexible Work Hours

Reports to: Director of Occupational Health

Job Summary: Under the direction of Manager of Clinical Operations, oversees, coordinates, and/or provides guidance to the staff as needed for ergonomic work design and work regulatory consultation. Department safety teams, administration, managers, supervisors, and employees on surveillance methods, hazard control methods, mandatory training requirements, health and safety training content, and data collection. Ensures that health and safety training and content applying to healthcare workers are created and conducted in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts comprehensive and ongoing reviews of federal and/or state standards that are applicable to the health care/hospital working environment and designs comprehensive compliance plans, assigning responsibilities for safety protocol development, where necessary, to the appropriate department, group and/or individual.
  • Conducts ongoing review of all YNHH job descriptions to determine health and safety training requirements and computer-based training category for each based on position, department, job duties and level of risk. Performs entry of health and safety training requirements into Healthstream. Performs entry of healthcare respirator fit testing requirements by department and position into Human Resources/Lawson database.
  • Conducts comprehensive and ongoing reviews of federal and/or state standards that are applicable to the health care/hospital working environment and designs comprehensive compliance plans, assigning responsibilities for safety protocol development, where necessary, to the appropriate department, group and/or individual.
  • Surveys compliance in practice including, but not limited to, blood borne pathogens, airborne pathogens, respirator use, health and safety training, use of appropriate personal protective equipment, and exposure monitoring. Submits report of findings to Director of Occupational Health Services (and/or others) as requested.
  • Performs all patient care responsibilities in Occupational Health Services that are consistent with age-specific criteria in relationship to the treatment of illness or injury, and/or to meet training needs of employees.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; RN preferred.  Masters of Science degree in occupational safety and health management or industrial hygiene.
  • 3 years in occupational health and/or health and safety required.
  • Certification by American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management, and/or American Association of Industrial Hygienists, First Aid and BLS certification preferred 
  • Demonstrated participation in OSHA and TJC compliance training.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing hospital -wide training and/or compliance programs.
  • Experience with OSHA compliance preferred.

Compensation: 

  • A “highly competitive" base salary (Six Figure Salary commensurate with experience), generous PTO, excellent company benefits to include tax deferred retirement plan, tuition assistance, C.M.E., relocation assistance and much more...

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

MATT LASTE
Executive Recruiter / Healthcare Practice
Tel: (860) 357-5002 -or- Email: mhlaste@waltmedina.com