Environmental Health & Safety Specialist (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: General/Environmental Service
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 14654
FTE: 1

General/ Environmental Service

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job. 

Reporting to the Director - EH&S, the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist supports daily operations within the Environmental Health and Safety department.  Day-to-day activities include physical site inspections, review of injury reports, hazardous, medical, and universal waste audits, laser safety program support, safe patient handling, personal protective equipment evaluations, assistance with fire drills, job hazard analysis, SDS and hazardous materials inventory support, workplace violence prevention, sharps injury prevention, employee exposure monitoring, and participation in the Environment of Care Committee . This position also conducts program and policy reviews and provide recommendations for program improvements.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  •  Leads by example through maintaining and requiring a high level of compliance with health and safety policies, standards and regulations. 

  • Actively promotes safety and health awareness to hospital and contract employees through training, safety - environmental rounds, EH&S audits and site inspections.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable occupational health and safety regulations, laws, policies and procedures. Actively participates in, supports, and promotes health and safety initiatives. 

  •  Ensures all unplanned, off-site discharge of hazardous materials and wastes are immediately reported internally and managed per hospital's policy and procedures including post*incident risk management. 

  •  Manages medical and bio-hazard wastes per regulations. 

  • Ensures that all incidents are promptly and correctly reported, investigated, and effective measures are taken to prevent reoccurrence. 

  • Manages universal waste and recycling programs.

  •  Maintains hazard communications including MSDS records. 

  •  Conducts fire drills / emergency evacuations. 

  •  Provides support and advice to all site personnel in meeting their environmental objectives. 

  • Coaches and mentors employees, contractors and other EH&S staff in adequate risk assessments and hazard management processes. 

  • Participates in regulatory, risk assessment and HAZMAT response teams.

  • Provides regulatory information to internal and external customers.

  • Maintain storage and retrieval of regulatory records. 

  • Tracks emerging regulations and communicates the potential impact to appropriate personnel.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in a work related field.

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: None

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to apply safety policies and procedures.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, training and influencing skills.

  •  Good organizational and project management skills.

  • Ability to work within a diverse work environment and assist in compliance with safety regulations.

  •  Knowledge of chemical synthesis of products and chemical control regulations.

  • Knowledge of Cal OSHA regulations

  • Skills in hazardous materials management, "community right to know", hazard recognition and risk management.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point 


Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.