Do you have experience working with occupational safety and health? Are you certified as an OSHA Outreach General Industry trainer or an OSHA General Industry Safety and Health Specialist?
Would you like to work with a group of dynamic, dedicated, passionate people who are committed to transforming healthcare in the state of Washington? If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, we want to talk to you about a career with Washington Hospital Services, a subsidiary of the Washington State Hospital Association.
WSHA has been in existence for over 80 years and continues to grow and evolve as the needs of Washington Residents and our member hospitals change. We are located in beautiful downtown Seattle, surrounded by wonderful views of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains, with easy access to transit and underground parking, and we are currently recruiting for a Safety Program Coordinator to join our Workers Compensation team.
The Safety Program Coordinator position is a full-time position and is responsible for assisting our hospital members in developing and supporting the development of a safety culture to reduce workplace injury risk. This position will develop and deliver specialized training, safety programs, and related events. This position will report to the Director of Safety and Client Services in our wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, Washington Hospital Services (WHS).
Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Acts as a resource for members in the areas of employee safety, OSHA compliance, training, safety fairs, onsite assessments and investigations
- Maintains and updates WHS Safety website
- Plans and facilitates bi-monthly Safety Round Table Meeting
- Collaborates with member Safety Advisory Committee to plan, facilitate and present regular education sessions for members
- Provides information and responds to requests from WHS members and state officials
- Maintains safety media, PowerPoints, DVDs, and vendor information
- Performs onsite program evaluations and recommends appropriate actions to ensure member compliance with OSHA rules and regulations.
- Assists member hospitals in the accident investigation process, work-station modifications or ergonomic evaluations when requested
- Reviews loss history data to assess program performance and identify safety issues or injury trends
- Maintains and records safety delivery services provided to member hospitals
- Completes annual safety report card and recommendations for each member hospital
- Provides current and relevant safety related information to WHS members through a variety of communication vehicles, including the WHS website, electronic newsletters, monthly safety tips, conference calls, and webcasts.
- Acts as a liaison to the WSHA Patient Safety Program and is active in their efforts to improve workplace safety.
- Creates, prepares and delivers reports to stakeholders, as necessary
- Reports and monitors budgets for assigned areas of responsibility, as needed
- Recommends policies and procedures as it relates to area of responsibility
- Responds in a timely manner to inquiries for information to WHS members, staff and vendors
- Actively seeks to add and enhance knowledge regarding developments and current trends in the health care industry which will serve WHS’s business needs
- Openly and actively seeks counsel of supervisor on concerns and issues, as appropriate
- Works collaboratively with WHS staff to maintain a team environment
- Perform other duties as assigned
Desired qualifications, skills, and abilities
- A minimum of five (5) years general industry safety and health experience is required.
- A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Director (CSD) designation or equivalent safety and health designation may be substituted for two years of experience.
- Three (3) years of experience in accident investigation, root cause analysis, occupational safety and health surveys, safety program development, hazard analysis, injury data analysis ergonomics and OSHA rule and regulation compliance is required.
- Health care safety and health industry experience is preferred.
- Two (2) years of experience and knowledge in educational program design and adult learning theories is preferred.
- Certification as a OSHA General Industry Safety and Health Specialist and OSHA Outreach General Industry Trainer or an equivalent certification and/or designation is required or must be obtained within the first year of employment.
- Certifications and Training obtained from OSHA, NIOSH, National Safety Council, NASP, Department of Labor, BCSP and/or ISHM preferred.
- Valid driver’s license is required.
- Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing,
- Proven ability to maintain professional and diplomatic relationships with all Department of Labor & Industries staff, designated hospital contacts, physicians, injured workers, claimant attorneys, and other related parties that interface with industrial insurance and with claims staff members.
- Strong research capabilities with the ability to analyze and clearly communicate information.
- Understanding of basic math principles, computations and graph interpretation.
- Able to interpret a variety of instructions whether written, oral, diagram, schedule or electronic formats.
- Able to prioritize and manage work effectively and efficiently to accomplish tasks while managing multiple projects at the same time and delivering a high level of customer service.
- Professional presence while representing WHS at events (local, state and national events.)
- Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to successfully work independently or collaboratively as a member of a team
- Comfortable giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner to colleagues and supervisors.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Access and Excel required. Knowledge of electronic scanners and general office equipment required.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have the skills and abilities listed above, feel that you would be a good fit for this position and would like to be part of this exceptional organization, please apply to our career center at the link below for immediate consideration, or you may apply through our website at WSHA.org.
No calls please. WSHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.