Healthcare EH&S Manager – Stony Brook University Hospital

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):   
Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Five (5) years of full-time professional experience in industrial hygiene, safety, and/or environmental compliance. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations.  (***Out-of-State Applicants, see “Special Notes”).                       

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science level degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Industrial Hygiene, Safety, or related field. Professional certification or credentialing in the field (e.g., CIH or CSP). Five (5) years of full-time progressive experience in a hospital or academic environment. Demonstrated experience in implementing environmental, industrial hygiene and safety programs (e.g., conducting worksite assessments; evaluating risks and hazard control measures; investigating incidents; developing policies, procedures and training; assuring compliance; and, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records). Supervisory experience including leading teams and managing programs. Data management experience. Experience with coordinating multiple projects.

Brief Description of Duties:
The position is directly responsible for Stony Brook University Hospital occupational safety and health and environmental compliance programs for the University. The healthcare EH&S manager will supervise technical staff, and coordinate and conduct surveillance round inspections, waste determinations, hazard assessments, and unsafe conditions investigations; identify potential exposures to hazardous substances, recommend abatement, corrective action and/or engineering controls; and develop and enhance the healthcare EH&S program in accordance with PESH, OSHA, EPA, NYSDEC, NYSDOL, NYSDOH, Suffolk County regulations.  The programs support the Environment of Care chapter of The Joint Commission standards.

  • EH&S Programming:
    Manage and coordinate the University Hospital’s safety/industrial hygiene and environmental programs. Conduct occupational safety surveys and industrial hygiene surveys.  Evaluate monitoring results from field sampling and prepare reports, risk assessments, procedures and policies.  Coordinate and conduct hazard assessment inspections and surveys to evaluate chemical, physical biological and ergonomic health and safety issues in the work environment. Initiate monitoring and laboratory analysis as required. Coordinate hazardous waste assessments and assist in the assessment and selection of less toxic materials.  Conduct and coordinate microbial and indoor air quality assessments, and respond to concerns.  Develop and implement policies and procedures, and develop, schedule and conduct program training programs.  Supervise and coordinate the maintenance of the chemical database program for the University Hospital, and manage the injury and illness data, generating appropriate reports for interested committees and work groups.  Provide technical consulting upon request to associated operations (e.g., Long Island State Veterans Home, Southampton Hospital, Eastern Long Island Hospital, off-site facilities).
  • Joint Commission Readiness:
    Support readiness efforts associated with The Joint Commission Environment of Care program.  Provide leadership on activities associated with the Safety Management and Hazardous Materials and Waste Management plans, including preparing annual management plans and reports.  Support hospital committees, including Safe Patient Handling, Sharps Injury Prevention, Workplace Violence Prevention, and Occupational Injury and Illness Prevention Program, providing injury and illness experience information and statistics.  Support Laboratory Safety, Product Management, and PCRA/ICRA committee work.
  • Supervision of Technical Staff:
    Supervise activities of the staff professionals.  Provide feedback, assign projects, and complete annual programs and performance evaluations.
  • Sustainability:
    Support Hospital sustainability programs and commitments, including preparation of award applications and other assessments.
  • Operational:
    Involvement in Environmental Health and Safety department activities (e.g., outreach events) as needed, and special duties and projects as assigned. This may include but is not limited to assisting with emergency responses with possible after-hour recalls.   
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission. 

Special Notes: 
This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.  

This position will require the ability to wear protective gear (i.e. N95 or PAPR).  

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver’s license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.

The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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Job Number:

 2200789Official Job Title: Environmental Health Officer

Job Field

: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)

Primary Location

: US-NY-Stony BrookDepartment/Hiring Area: Environmental Health & Safety

Schedule

: Full-time 

Shift

:Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

Posting Start Date

: Mar 28, 2022

Posting End Date

: Apr 27, 2022, 11:59:00 PMSalary:Commensurate with experience within the range of $95,000 – $114,000 plus $3,026 location pay.Appointment Type: TermSalary Grade:SL4

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