To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Coordinates, and provides direction to the Health and Safety Specialists. Works collaboratively with team members from Occupational Health, Compensation and Benefits, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC), Legal Affairs /Risk Management, Institute for Excellence (IFE), YNHH-YSC Employee Health & Safety Committee, Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Human Resources (HR), Plant Engineering, Facilities Design & Construction (FD & C), Accreditation Safety and Regulatory Affairs (ASRA) , and others as needed for consultation on employee Health and Safety matters; including OSHA regulatory requirement. Ensures that health and safety training and content applying to healthcare workers related to health and safety are created and conducted in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Bachelor's degree in a related field required; Master of Science degree in occupational safety and health management or industrial hygiene preferred
Five (5) years in occupational health and/or health and safety required. Performance management training preferred. Recommended but not required is certification by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc., 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.
Licensed and currently registered in the State of Connecticut.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills. Must be self-motivating and have the ability to exercise independent judgement in the development of plans and protocols to be submitted for approval and day-to-day work routine. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations and TJC standards. Must be familiar with the following applications : Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and appropriate HTML database and report writer software; and SYSTOC and Epic programs. Must be able to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate multiple facets of occupational health and safety. Must have a willingness to learn and apply knowledge. Must be able to conduct training sessions to la rge groups of employees.
Valid Connecticut driver's license as off-site evaluations are required. Position duties and responsibilities may require prolonged standing and walking; use of sight, hearing and touch; and the moving /lifting (or assisting with) employees and supplies/equipment of varying weights in the course of clinical duties or work evaluations. Must be able to lift and push/pull minimum of 30 lbs.