Location: Cook County Health & Hospitals System Chicago, Illinois
The Environmental Health Manager is responsible for ensuring that the hazardous materials and waste programs are maintained per regulatory requirements for Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). This position is responsible for ensuring that policies, procedures and training assure the quality of the environment for individuals and communities in order to protect patient, staff and visitors.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Manages and administers the overall development, implementation, ongoing evaluation and planning of the environmental health program for the Cook County hospitals and community-based clinics.
Participates in the interviewing and training of Life Safety staff.
Assists the Director of Life Safety in formulating or modifying program standards and policies as necessary.
Confers with public officials and other regulatory agents in reference to environmental health compliance issues throughout CCHHS.
Assists in developing and maintaining policies relevant for environmental health in the CCHHS.
Coordinates air monitoring and other programs to maintain a safe environment in the CCHHS buildings during normal operations as well as construction activities.
Investigates complaints throughout CCHHS for indoor air quality, air contaminants, mold and other industrial hygiene functions.
Designs and delivers educational and training presentations for the staff at CCHHS.
Provides the quarterly report for the Fire Prevention program to the Environment of Care (EOC) Committee to include fire incident analysis, fire safety training information, environmental round inspections, and performance improvement plan updates.
Completes monthly fire drills and maintains appropriate records and reports.
Ensures and promotes workplace safety procedures for each department and timely reports unsafe acts and conditions.
Conducts investigations of accidents/incidents throughout the organization and ensures accidents/incidents are appropriately reported and contributory factors identified and addressed.
Assists with the identification, implementation, and monitoring of safety programs to ensure reduction in employee on-the-job injuries.
Develops and implements corrective action plans to address identified trends that could potentially adversely impact the organization.
Maintains all safety related records and reports.
Conducts environmental rounds as required by the Joint Commission to identify environmental deficiencies, hazards, and unsafe practices throughout the organization.
Monitors completion of the Environmental rounds and provides summary of findings.
Available for "on-call" duties to support the Life Safety Department, as needed.
Travels throughout Cook County
Performs other duties as requested and as directed by the Director of Life Safety.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Must provide official transcripts at time of interview.
Three (3) years professional experience in a Hospital or Healthcare Safety Program is required.
One (1) year of experience in industrial hygiene, environmental health, environmental hazards risk assessment, indoor air quality, and/or toxicology is required.
One (1) year of experience working in a healthcare environment with familiarity of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations is required.
Valid Driver's license and mandatory vehicle insurance is required.
Bachelor's degree in Toxicology, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health or Public Health from an accredited college or university
Valid certification in one (1) of the following areas:
oCertified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)
oCertified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM)
oCertified Safety Manager (CSM)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Must be knowledgeable of the Joint Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations and model safety program strategies.
Must be skilled on the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer software products to generate technical reports, findings, and/or corrective action plans.
Must be experienced in preparing technical reports and making presentations in committee meetings.
Must have thorough knowledge of Federal and State regulations as well as public health standards and regulations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Ability to work flexible hours
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to function autonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to compile and analyze data and generate reports of a complex and technical nature.
Ability to speak and write effectively to individuals, groups and with regulatory agencies.
Ability to plan, initiate and maintain programs relevant to the duties of the Life Safety Department.
Ability to work in an area with moderate risk or discomfort that may require special safety precautions such as wearing protective clothing or gear.
Ability to walk, stand and carry items for long periods of time.
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict management/resolution skills
Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing.Please note:If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date.Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Cook County Health & Hospitals System is a public worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. Mission-driven. Patient-focused. Team-based. At CCHHS, nearly 6,000 dedicated professionals — working in every medical and surgical specialty — collaborate to provide health and hope and healing to people from all walks of life.Respect — Whether on the front lines of patient care or support...ing the efforts of your colleagues and co-workers, the work you do at Cook County Health and Hospitals System will help to save lives. You are a valued member of the team.Growth — At Cook County Health & Hospitals System you’re encouraged to build on your strengths and career goals.Diversity — County Health & Hospitals System actively seeks to bring together individuals with diverse thoughts, ideas and backgrounds and to promote an inclusive environment that will generate innovation, greater job satisfaction and, most importantly, continually improved patient care.