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Company: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Working under the direction of the Senior Vice President, Strategic Space Planning and General Services, the EHS&S Director is responsible for creating strategies and developing, managing, and implementing the environmental health, safety, and sustainability programs for Stanford Children's Health. This position will have overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to programs and methods. This position will also collaborate with all departments and functions, as necessary, for effective and sustainable compliance. This position oversees the environmental health, safety, and sustainability programs at all Stanford Children's Health locations, on campus and off campus. This role will set the strategic directions and goals to ensure compliance and best practices with the environmental health, safety, and sustainability program for the organization. Works with the organization to ensure just-in-time readiness for regulatory surveys. The environmental health, safety, and sustainability programs ultimately provides a safe and healthful environment for patients, personnel, and visitors and protects the environment while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

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.

Serves as Environment of Care Program Director to develop, implement and monitor the various program elements (Safety Management, Life Safety, Hazardous Material & Waste, Disaster Preparedness, Security, Equipment and Utility Management) and organize the information, collection, and evaluation system that reports to the EOC Committee.

Oversees Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability staff, including environmental compliance, health and safety compliance, sustainability support, and ergonomics.

Acts as the Chair of the Environment of Care Committee.

Reviews, monitors, and maintains compliance documents

Develops, implements, and oversees administration of comprehensive EHS programs and policies. Sets department-wide strategy, initiatives, and goals and manages staff performance and development.

Develops, implements, and oversees administration of Sustainability programs and policies. Helps inform and set organizational priorities related to Sustainability, and partners with other Stanford Medicine entities to reach broader system wide goals.

Develops, reviews, and revises EHS guidelines and procedures to ensure that they are established, current, accurate, compliant, and effectively communicated.

Ensures risks to employees, members and the environment are identified and communicated. Ensures appropriate corrective action is taken where health and safety hazards exist, in a cost effective and sustainable manner.

Develops, implements, and oversees an incident investigation process, including use of root cause analysis or similar tools to identify incident corrective actions and ensure closure of those actions.

Monitors EHS performance, injury and illness data, workplace violence incident data, environmental incidents, inspections, and environmental monitoring results. Develops and monitors EHS KPIs to assess effectiveness and identify opportunities for improvement. Appraises senior leadership of the organization's EHS performance to assure due diligence.

Supports the sustainability program by collecting, analyzing, and reporting sustainability-related EHS metrics and case studies.

Creates and maintains a dashboard including key metrics for the department. Utilizes dashboard to drive discussion in EOC and in staff huddles to encourage compliance and problem solving.

Acts as administrative liaison for all environmental, occupational safety and health regulatory agency inspections and surveys, including The Joint Commission, Cal-EPA, DOHS, Cal-OSHA, Department of Agriculture, Palo Alto Fire Department, and the State Fire Marshall.

Communicates strategies, sets priorities and recommends corrective actions to facility leadership, department managers and employees.

Influences leadership and senior management to ensure compliance, achieve continuous readiness, and integrate EHS performance objectives into standard business processes.

Provides technical assistance and interpretation in order to maintain compliance with Life Safety Code requirements.

Participates in the emergency management committee.

Serves as the Safety Officer for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (LPCH).

Follows safety and infection control policies and procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and works to maintain a well-organized, safe work environment.

Meets customer's needs, while finding new ways to improve service.

Promotes teamwork and cooperative effort with fellow employees. Maintains effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Makes best use of resources and finds more cost effective ways to serve the customer and reduce costs

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 an appropriate scientific, engineering, or public health field. Advanced degree or certification preferred (e.g., M.A., M.S., M.P.H., CIH, CSP, CHMM).

Experience: Seven (7) years of directly related work experience managing/directing an EH&S program. Preferably in a health care setting.

License/Certification: None Required

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.

Technical knowledge and understanding of general EH&S theory and practice, as well as applicable experience in specific program areas for which he/she is responsible.

Familiarity with and ability to interpret and apply relevant regulations, for example: CCR Title 8 (Cal OSHA), CCR Title 22 & 26 (Hazardous Materials & Toxics), Uniform Fire Code (UFC), JCAHO, and local PAFD, Santa Clara County).

Ability to balance numerous short-term and long-term responsibilities, including prioritizing on a day-to-day basis as events require, but also ensuring completion for long-term initiatives.

Ability to conduct instructional training classes to all levels of employees.

Demonstrates knowledge and ability to supervise staff, provide constructive feedback and encourage teamwork.

Participates in PCARES rounds as required.

Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and to present and communicate technical information to all levels of the organization and external contacts.

Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to organize and effectively coordinate multiple and frequently conflicting, concurrent tasks, with good follow-through.

Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, and internet and email tools.

Ability to manage multiple projects across the organization

Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility

Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management

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. REQNUMBER: 13324-1A

Keywords: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto , Director, Other , Palo Alto, California

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