EH&S Clinical & Support Services Program Coordinator In Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 59001256
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: EH&S Clinical & Support Services Program Coordinator
  • Company Name: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Job Function: Healthcare
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Description

EH&S Program Coordinator-Clinical and Support Services / 40 Hour / Days

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This critical safety position will supervise the Clinical and Support Services Safety program within the Environmental Affairs department and support key CMS/Joint Commission Life Safety and Environment of Care compliance programs. The position will work closely with Clinical Leadership at the Hospital, Facilities and Engineering, and Support Services departments to accomplish requirements of the role. The position reports to the EH&S Manager and ultimately to the Director of Environmental Affairs, supervises up-to two technical staff and is responsible for leading planning and tracking the BWH environmental health, safety and permitting programs with an emphasis on CMS/Joint Commission, OSHA, DEP/EPA, and the local town/city permits while standardizing programs with Brigham Health main campus. The role will also lead or participate in a range of other critical safety and compliance program elements that directly impact the quality and safety of patient care and research as well as regulatory risk to the enterprise.

Ultimately, this position supports and collaborates closely with all Environmental Affairs Department (EA) activities and team members who aim to manage risks of workplace injury and illness and maintain compliance with pertinent EH&S codes, standards and guidelines. These EH&S activities include identifying hazards and safety issues; developing, implementing and monitoring effective hazard controls and solutions; and assuring continued effectiveness through safety systems development and continual process oversight and improvement. The position plans, coordinates and performs general safety functions that include conducting safety surveys, investigating incidents, exposure monitoring, managing hazardous materials, assisting in responding to various emergencies, training, and collecting and managing data, writing reports and policies, and other documentation. This position will cover assignments at all Brigham Health locations.

Qualifications – External

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in the environmental health & safety or related field with three 3-5 years of experience required.
  • Master of Science in health, safety, risk or public health related field preferred.
  • Knowledge in Building Engineering Systems and Trades
  • Experience reading blueprints/floorplans
  • Basic competency in general chemistry
  • Capable of performing tasks while wearing a respirator and/or other personal protective equipment.
  • Professional certifications (e,g. CSP, CIH, CHMM, HEM) preferred
  • OSHA HAZWOPER Certification preferred
  • RCRA/DOT Certification preferred
  • Experience with CMS/Joint Commission Codes Preferred
  • Ability to read sources of chemical hazard information, recognize risks and apply pertinent safety practices
  • Presentation skills; proficiency in verbal and written English language communication; ability to deliver training presentations to varied audiences of varied sizes
  • Ability to interact effectively with people individually and in small groups;
  • Must handle conflict tactfully and constructively
  • Efficient team meeting management and facilitation
  • Flexibility and teamwork: this department has a broad set of responsibilities requiring all technical staff to multitask and support others
  • Computer competency with general office software and apps
  • Physically able to perform tasks such as walking, standing, climbing, lifting, carrying
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment

Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Ability to read sources of chemical hazard information, recognize risks and apply pertinent safety practices
  • Presentation skills; proficiency in verbal and written English language communication; ability to deliver training presentations to varied audiences of varied sizes
  • Ability to interact effectively with people individually and in small groups;
  • Must handle conflict tactfully and constructively
  • Flexibility and teamwork: this department has a broad set of responsibilities requiring all technical staff to multitask and support others
  • Computer competency with general office software and apps
  • Physically able to perform tasks such as walking, standing, climbing, lifting, carrying
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Work under the supervision of the Safety & Environmental Affairs Manager and Department Director
  • Will handle hazardous chemical materials, including spills
  • Occasional work in environments with biological, chemical, or physical hazards
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as assigned
  • Periodically required to work off-hours; occasionally required to respond to urgent matters with short notice on regular and off-hours;
  • Must take on-call duties in a regular schedule rotating with other department staff on regular and off-hours.
  • Must travel to off-site facilities periodically to respond and/or investigate incidents or support program needs
  • Must be capable of frequent multitasking
  • Position requires frequent travel between various ambulatory sites in Boston Metro, South Shore and Southern 495 corridor

 

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