OverviewTo be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Bachelors degree in a related field required; Master of Science degree in occupational safety, criminal justice, health management or industrial hygiene preferred.
Five years in occupational health, health and safety and/or emergency preparedness required. Performance management training preferred . Recommended but not required is certification by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc., Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management, Industrial Hygienists, First Aid and BLS certification preferred. Demonstrated participation in OSHA and TJC compliance training. Demonstrated experience in implementing hospital -wide training and/or compliance programs. Experience with OSHA compliance preferred.. Experience in a combination of the following is essential: clinical processes and outcomes management, education planning, business development, physician relations, marketing, strategic planning and/or financial analysis.
Certification from the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention as trainer, or equivalent; must become certified within 6 months of hire and maintain certification throughout employment.
Trained and experienced in de-escalation training in healthcare settings. Excellent critical thinking, analysis and assessment skills for successful process improvement planning and monitoring. Ability to lead and motivate work teams. Proven interpersonal communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently. Self motivated, goal-oriented individual. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills. Must be self-motivating and have the ability to exercise independent judgment in the development of plans and protocols to be submitted for approval and day-to-day work routine. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations and DPH and TJC standards. Must be familiar with the following applications: Word , Excel, PowerPoint, and appropriate HTML database and report writer software; and SYSTOC and Epic programs . Must be able to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate multiple facets of occupational health and safety. Must have a willingness to learn and apply knowledge. Must be able to conduct training sessions to large groups of employees.
Valid Connecticut driver's license as regular visits to all YNHHS locations are required. Early morning / evening meetings as needed, must be able to flex hours to accommodate for committees / meetings as needed. Position duties and responsibilities may require prolonged standing and walking; use of sight, hearing and touch; and the moving /lifting (or assisting with) employees and supplies/equipment of varying weights in the course of clinical duties or work evaluations. Must be able to lift and push/pull minimum of 30 lbs.