Job Title: Clinical Safety Specialist Texas
The Clinical Safety Specialist will develop and implement procedures, guidelines, to promote and ensure safety and health of all individuals. This position is based out of TX but will travel as needed.
As the Clinical Safety Specialist, you will conduct task-specific job safety analyses for work performed at COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites across the country. The Clinical Safety Specialist reviews safety programs to evaluate their effectiveness and ensure implementation and investigates incidents and determines causative factors to prevent recurrence. The Clinical Safety Specialist conducts health and safety audits to identify unsafe conditions and processes that may exist and makes appropriate recommendations.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 20% of the time.
- OSHA compliance with COVID testing and vaccination projects. This includes but is not limited to scheduling, tracking and documentation of mandatory trainings, writing policies and more.
- Compliance with risk management related standards of The Joint Commission.
- Execution of medical exams and fit testing.
- Annual reporting to OSHA in timely manner.
- In conjunction with safety leads, administers associate Health and Safety programs that promote a safe and healthful workplace through proper planning, communication, awareness, training, supervision and control of hazards.
- Develops and maintains all OSHA reports; and maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to OSHA regulations.
- Provides input and conducts safety meetings.
- Collects and maintains incident reports from all worksites.
- Ensures the management and employer compliance with Federal OSHA and State Health and Safety Laws and Regulations.
- Conducts investigations and root cause analysis and may make resolution recommendations.
- Works collaboratively with site managers, HR and the Director of Quality Control.
- Manages the Workers’ Compensation claims process, including but not limited to, processing and/or supplying required documents, coordinating benefits for injured workers, and acting as a liaison with insurance carrier, medical providers and other interested parties to facilitate resolution.
- Collaborates with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) representatives and internal safety staff during audits and inspections; and documents corrective actions to be taken.
- Develops and implements a system to report, monitor, and correct safety problems.
- Responds to emergency situations during or after hours, as needed.
- Provides expert guidance on best practices for identifying and reducing exposure to dangerous conditions.
- Visits sites and communicates findings with site leadership to identify safety risks and concerns.
- Maintains knowledge of hazard prevention and safety best practices, equipment, and developments.
- Makes recommendations to employing organizations for developing plans and programs for implementing corrective actions when applicable.
- Provides guidance for risk assessments for equipment, processes and chemicals. Conducts Job Hazard analysis and ergonomic assessments and equipment safety reviews.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to identify unsafe situations or potentially unsafe situations.
- Extensive knowledge of current company safety policies and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Working knowledge of multi-state environmental regulations and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
- You may be required to work weekends.
- Plans, prepares and periodically updates the Safety Plan and plans/conducts periodic drills to ensure staff members are aware of their duties and responsibilities.
- Background in healthcare safety is a must.
- Knowledge of the principles and practice of risk management.
- Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to healthcare settings.
Experience and Education:
- Bachelor’s degree is required. Bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety, Environmental Health, or related field is preferred.
- Health and safety certification such as OSHA, or CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) or similar is required.
- At least 4-6 years of related experience required.
- At least 2-3 years of experience in a healthcare environment strongly preferred.
- OSHA Certified Safety Professional strongly preferred.
- Ability to travel to testing and vaccine locations to conduct safety inspections.
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
LTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.