Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
5 Years of Experience Required
The Environment of Care (EOC) Safety Officer is directed to provide the leadership and management necessary to achieve organizational compliance with requirements of the Environment of Care (EOC), Life Safety, and Hazardous Materials (HazMat). The Safety Officer, by way of UCSF BCHO Leadership Team, has the authority to intervene whenever conditions pose an immediate threat to life or health of an individual, or threaten significant damage to equipment or the facility at large. The Safety Officer assists the Director of Support Services as needed.
The EOC Safety Officer provides leadership for organizational compliance with The Joint Commission's (TJC) Environment of Care and Life Safety standards, any and all Federal, State and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) safety requirements, including Cal-OSHA, Cal-EPA, DHS, State Fire Marshall, and manages the hazardous materials and waste program in compliance with applicable State and Federal requirements.
The Incumbent is the administrative liaison for all Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) occupational safety responsible for coordinating all, regularly scheduled and ad hoc, EOC and Life Safety inspections (rounding) of all BCHO facilities. This includes the data collection thereof and reporting of same to executive leadership teams including Institutional Quality, Senior Quality Council, and others. The EOC Safety Officer ensures that the Annual Environment of Care report is presented to the Board.
The Incumbent serves as the Chair of the EOC Safety Committee, and has responsibility for compliance documentation (e.g. minutes, etc.) of several other safety subcommittees, related work groups and task forces.
The Incumbent develops and communicates strategies, priorities and recommends corrective actions to facility leadership, department directors/managers and employees.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Industrial Safety/Hygiene or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
Experience: Experience that is commensurate with the specific facility for the position of Safety Officer.
Five (5) years of professional safety experience in an EHS or industrial hygiene role. Three (3) years working in a hospital environment.
Certification: Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: PC skills including Windows OS, MS Office Suite, and other related engineering applications.
Life safety support systems. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Understands how to read and interpret SDS (safety data sheets). Able to provide technical support to ensure compliance for safe use of hazardous materials, chemicals, and maintaining hazardous chemical inventories. Safe disposal of hazardous chemical and wastes.
Sit: Up to 3 hours/day
Stand/Walk: 6-8 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 6 hours
Reach: Up to 6 hours
Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 6 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 50 lbs, over 50# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
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