UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is:05-01-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Risk and Safety Services is composed of five departments where each of theses units is dedicated to maintaining and promoting some aspect of the health and safety of all members of the campus community. Risk and Safety Services provides leadership and coordinates multidisciplinary services to sustain a safe and healthy campus by managing risk, preventing injury and loss, and coordinating access, emergency response, and recovery. Risk Services supports the campus by helping departments identify their risk exposures, recommending strategies to reduce or eliminate identified risks, and administering the campus insurance programs to facilitate maximum recovery from accidental losses. Risk Services encourages and supports a safe, healthy and thriving campus community.
Under the general direction of the Interim Director of Risk Services/Director of Occupational Health, the Occupational Health Specialist is a member of the University of California Santa Cruz, Risk Services office and is responsible for coordinating the University's occupational health programs including the vaccination programs policy, Department of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing Program, and corresponding campus medical surveillance programs. The Occupational Health Specialist will provide employee-centered program guidance and education regarding occupational medical surveillance programs. Will serve as the campus operational point of contact for vaccination program compliance and medical surveillance management impacting employees.
Budgeted Salary:$73,850 - $85,900 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Maintains and updates the employee-facing electronic health record database.
Coordinates clearance and compliance of employees meeting vaccination program policy requirements.
Serves as a resource for employees with regard to the University's vaccination programs policy requirements and medical surveillance programs.
Interprets and communicates policies and procedures to employees and campus stakeholders.
Coordinates on-site vaccination clinics as applicable.
Manages record keeping and appointment system.
Serves as the campus superuser for the employee-facing electronic health record program.
Designs, develops, and presents training presentations to clients.
Manages CDC, CDPH compliance as applicable; including COVID compliance programs.
Identifes initiatives and develops programs to ensure compliance with changing standards, policies and procedures of occupational health compliance and medical surveillance programs.
45% - Medical surveillance programs
Coordinates clinical tasks to facilitate the functions of the medical surveilance programs.
Coordinates record keeping of medical surveillance programs.
Provides and manages monthly required reporting.
Maintains recordkeeping for medical surveillance exams.
Coordinates and participates in the planning and implementation of program training, including educational training seminars and screening programs.
Collaborates with campus stakeholders in medical surveillance management.
Interacts and collaborates with several multidisciplinary teams as well as external partners to ensure program compliance.
Coordinates data management, and develops reporting and analysis.
10% - General
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in health field or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Proven interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, active listening skills, and organizational skills.
Proven ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems.
Strong skills required to develop course materials and deliver content effectively to diverse populations.
Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal, customer service, and time management skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism.
Ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills.
CPR, First Aid, and AED training.
3 years experience in health-related field.
Demonstrated proficiency with databases programs.
Experience with medical records filing procedures, knowledge of medical terminology, and knowledge of compliance of occupational health regulations.
Master's degree in public health or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Completion of a course of study consistent with the requirements for a medical assistant certificate.
Medical documentation database software experience.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must possess CPR/First Aid/AED certification or have the ability to obtain it within 60-calendar days of hire.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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