Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Facilities Management and Development at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Environmental Health and Safety Manager / Associate Facilities Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will:
Manage the documentation and tracking required for hazardous and universal waste management and disposal campus-wide.
Generate quarterly reports summarizing monthly waste disposal by type and volumes for presentation.
Coordinate and generate all the required reports and certification as mandated by regulatory agencies.
Act as the facility’s liaison with hazardous waste disposal companies, arranging for waste pick-up dates, supervising waste pick-up, etc.
Oversee the University Hospital Pharmaceutical Waste and Controlled Substances Disposal Program, providing full-time support and guidance to staff.
Effectively implement the Joint Commission Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Plan.
Act as the facility’s liaison for biological safety cabinet and fume hood certification, maintenance and repairs.
Regularly inspects campus facilities where hazardous waste is stored and evaluates compliance; tracks accumulation of satellite storage containers.
Compile and maintain list of hazardous waste requiring disposal and organizes the waste for transport and disposal.
Communicate the applicable requirements of legal mandates to faculty, managers and employees.
Administer the Laboratory Inspection program for all labs on campus.
Investigate injuries and exposures within the laboratories.
Investigate and responds to Indoor Air Quality complaints.
Participate as team member for Environmental Safety Rounds throughout University Hospital.
Participate as team member during IACUC and AAALAC inspections program.
Coordinate, purchase and distribute personal protective equipment as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and other campus needs throughout academic facilities.
Coordinate and conduct industrial hygiene and surveys utilizing testing equipment such as an indoor air quality monitor, digital pressure gauge, and microbial air sampler.
Manage exposure monitoring in research and clinical laboratory settings.
Administer hazardous waste, biosafety and chemical hygiene training for staff both in-person and via learning management system.
Maintain purchase orders for exposure sampling, hazardous waste disposal, laboratory clean outs and decontamination, mold abatements and certification of biological safety cabinets and fume hoods.
Participate as a volunteer member of the campus Emergency Response Team.
Conduct Job Hazard Analyses (JHA) and PPE assessments as needed.
Attend departmental meetings, professional development courses; participates in committees (Radiation Safety, Environment of Care, Institutional Biosafety) and hospital/campus activities, as directed.
Assist with emergency response and responds to spills and leaks and assess potential hazards, as needed. Initiate monitoring and laboratory analysis, as required.
Coordinate or conduct, and update regulatory required environmental training of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University staff, including but not limited to, hazardous/universal waste, Regulated Medical Waste, RCRA, DOT, Pharmaceutical Waste, SPCC, and spill kit clean-up.
Assist with budgetary matters, contract drafting, processing of requisitions and purchase orders as needed
Be flexible and perform other related duties as assigned and as business needs warrant as the total responsibilities is not limited to the above job description.
Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Life Science or Environmental Science.
5+ years of related environmental health and safety experience in Environmental/Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Waste Management, and research and clinical lab environments.
US RCRA/DOT certification.
Must be self-motivated, a pro-active thinker, and customer service oriented.
Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment.
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Possess great attention to detail, work with accuracy and efficiency, multi-task, prioritize duties, and ability to problem-solve.
Experience in Hospital Regulatory compliance.
Masters Degree in Safety, Life Science or Environmental Science.
Variable Days; 9:00am to 5:00pm
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
An approved COVID-19 vaccination.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.