Job Summary This Safety Specialist II will be responsible to:
Conduct regular "walk-throughs" of patient and non-patient areas helping to maintain a safe and compliant environment in the hospital. Work tactfully with client departments to ensure that non-compliant situations are addressed
Provide assistance and direction to Safety Specialist I, as needed. Assist Department Manager with routine administrative tasks, as required
Conduct routine reports, drills, and training for hospital staff, such as Practice Code Reds, Environment of Care training and surveys, exposure monitoring, data reporting for the Joint Commission and fire department inspections
Represent the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Department at committee meetings as assigned by the Program Coordinator and presents, take minutes or reports back at the request of the Program Coordinator
Respond to emergencies as a Safety On-Call Officer (emergencies may range from chemical spills and hazardous waste pickups to fires and floods)
Assist the Program Coordinator with high priority projects such as: hazardous drugs training and sampling, hazard assessments, exposure assessments, Environment of Care risks, and maintenance at Hospital satellite locations
Take initiative and leads clinical safety projects such as updating training, policies and data; develops the exposure assessment program and conducting risk assessments.
Maintain departmental databases, records and files. Enters information from source documents into computer databases and/or spreadsheets, compiling, printing and distributing reports and other information, as requested/needed
Assist the Program Coordinator with special projects and preparation of complex reports and documents. Collect and compile information from diverse sources, performs calculations, creates charts, graphs and spreadsheets and performs other related duties, as requested
To qualify, you must have:
An Associate's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Occupational Health, an LPN, or related scientific field is required and 3 years of related experience and technical training in Life Safety. (A Bachelor's degree plus 1 year of experience can be substituted)
Certifications in life safety, emergency response, hazardous materials management and safety management is preferred.
Communication skills to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions.
Very strong writing and math background for writing policy and compiling/collecting data.
BCH offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes. Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.