Env Health and Safety Manager

Env Health and Safety Manager

01 Apr 2024
Massachusetts, Boston, 02108 Boston USA

Env Health and Safety Manager

We’re saving lives, building careers, and reimagining healthcare. We can’t wait to grow alongside you.Job Profile Summary​This role focuses on activities related to the support services functions, such as dietary and food services, environmental services, general facilities, repair and maintenance, parking, sterilization and transpiration to ensure all required support activities are completed in a timely manner and meet the organization's quality standards and expectations. In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Environmental Services duties: Researches the environmental effects of activities to develop methods of controlling or minimizing factors contributing to environmental damage and/or improve the effectiveness of restorative activities. A management role that supervises employees focusing on tactical, operational activities within a specified area, with the majority of time spent overseeing area of responsibility, planning, prioritizing and/or directing the responsibilities of employees. Goal achievement is typically accomplished through performance of direct and/or indirect reports. A role that supervises all levels of employees. Responsibilities that typically include: Setting goals and objectives for team members for achievement of operational results, problems faced may be difficult but typically are not complex, and ensures policies, practices and procedures are understood and followed by direct reports, customers and stakeholders.Job OverviewProvide technical expertise and management for the implementation of the department’s programs and alignment to the hospital’s operational needs and priorities. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with administrators, managers, engineers, consultants, technicians and other internal and external staff to achieve organization-level and unit-specific EH&S goals and objectives. Manage and supervise assigned staff and vendor staff.Job DescriptionMinimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Environmental Science, Public Health, or related field.

Five (5) years of experience in Environmental Health & Safety.

Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Responsible for managing Environmental Health and Safety Staff and vendor site service technicians for the management of regulated medical waste and chemical waste operations.

Monitor and maintain the hospitals compliance with JCAHO, CMS, OSHA, EPA and state and local regulations pertaining to environment of care, safety, fire safety and environmental protection.

Organize and lead Environment of Care program to collect information concerning deficiencies and opportunities for improvement in environment of care.

Maintain databases and information necessary for compliance with TJC and CMS.

Manage the daily operation of hazardous waste collection and disposal, including regulated medical waste, chemical hazardous and non-hazardous waste, universal waste, and selected recycling.

Oversee the development, revision, implementation and evaluation of organization-wide plans, procedures, and policies for the EH&S Department.

Manage environmental health and safety program relative to maintenance and construction activity.

Participate in emergency preparedness policies, procedures, drills, and responds to all emergency events.

9 Represent the department on various committees (Emergency Management, Environment of Care, Infection Control Committee, etc.).

Provide departmental safety in-services as requested by management.

Chair the Hospital Safety Committee.

Works with internal departments and external regulators and service providers to build and maintain key relationships in order to ensure satisfactory safety and regulatory outcomes and effective business relationships.

Contributes to budget, staffing and performance decisions.

Physical Requirements:

Physically able to perform tasks such as walking, standing, climbing, lifting and carrying.

Occasional work in environments with biological, chemical, or physical hazards.

Required occasionally to work off-hours and to respond to urgent matters with short notice on regular and off-hours; participates in the organization on call coverage rotation.

Handle hazardous chemical materials, including spills.

Skills & Abilities:

Able to manage a fast paced setting with frequent shifting priorities.

Good leadership and people management skills.

Effectively and respectfully communicates and interacts with all people at all levels of the organization.

Knowledge of hospital and health care industry-related Safety and Hazardous Material Management standards and best practices including environment of care, fire and life safety, chemical and hazardous waste management, construction safety, emergency response operations and laboratory safety.

Able to make independent decisions relative to implementing operational and practice options.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

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