Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
Neighborhood Health is an innovative network of 12 community health center in Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee. We provide comprehensive primary care, integrated behavioral health, and dental services to almost 30,000 patients. Our patients primarily include immigrants, residents of public housing, individuals experiencing homelessness, and person living with addiction. As a federally qualified health center, we provide care without regard to health insurance or a patient’s ability to pay. We also strive to improve our Patient Centered Medical Home model to ensure all patients get the right high-quality care, at the right place and the right time.
The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager is part of the Operations team, and works in close collaboration with the Quality Improvement committee. Environmental health and safety (EHS) manager is responsible for all aspects of an organizations compliance with occupational and environmental laws and regulations. This responsibility encompasses a wide array of activities. The EHS manager must assist with the development of, carry out implementation & provide ongoing monitoring of compliance in, but not limited to, the following areas: Infection Control & Sterilization practices; Environment of Care and Safety programs. They will provide regularly scheduled and unscheduled site visits, organization wide, to ensure complete regulatory requirement compliance. The EHS manager must be proactive in working with regulatory agencies to learn about upcoming changes and prepare their organization to meet changing regulatory requirements in collaboration with the Operations team. They help repair damage and develop strategies to prevent future violations from occurring.
- Provide collaborative leadership in the development, implementation, and management of evidence based clinical practices that focus on infection prevention, and enhance the infection control program. Stays up to date with any changes or recommendations for Infection Control.
- Actively participate in performance improvement activities and consult in the implementation of educational programs
- Participate on the Quality Improvement Committee
- Coordinate efforts with the Operations team to manage risk
- Conducts Root Cause Analysis (RCA), not limited to, needle sticks and medication/vaccination administration related events
- Develop/Maintain the Infection Control plan
- Chair the Infection Control and Safety Committees
- Develop/Maintain the Environment of Care plan
- Plan and promote Safety programs at UNHS
- Conduct environmental and safety audits
- Develop/Maintain safety policies and training
- Maintain knowledge of all OSHA standards and administrative practices
- Remain knowledgeable of current regulations in areas of responsibility and inform the QI Director, COO and other staff as needed of any new and/or revised regulations imposed
- Provide training as directed on current and new standards as they emerge
- Develop policies, procedures and practices designed to provide oversight and facilitate compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations
- Identify potential areas of compliance, vulnerability and risk
- Coordinate, train and monitor the medical staff regarding the policies and procedures of the Tennessee VFC program
- Coordinate, train, and test competencies for Waived Testing
- Develop, maintain, and monitor Employee Health including TB testing, and necessary vaccinations for employees
- Order HIV testing supplies via State of Tennessee contact and submit monthly reports
- Develop/Maintain Hand-washing policies and monitor staff for compliance
- Manage adverse occurrence and incident reports tracking system to insure that all proper procedures are being followed.
- Report occurrences to the QI committee
- And other duties as assigned
- Licensed RN or LPN with two or more years experience
- Excellent written oral communication skills
- Strong Time Management & Organizational Skills
- Advanced skillset with MS Word, Outlook, and Excel required
- Strong skills in process analysis and problem solving
- Knowledge of accepted ambulatory center practices
- Knowledge of accreditation standards applicable to ambulatory care centers
- Ability to interpret standards, policies and procedures and to apply them in specific situations
- Thorough knowledge of Joint Commission performance improvement requirements, HIPAA regulations, OSHA regulations, and others as needed
- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
- Cultural sensitivity with the ability to communicate orally in and in writing to individuals and groups of varying cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.
- Ability to work collegially with staff and teams in multiple locations
- Demonstrates an interdisciplinary team approach through collaboration with all departments
Vacation, Sick Days, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and others
How to Apply
Please go to our webiste at https://www.neighborhoodhealthtn.org/ to submit your resume and complete an application.
- Date Posted: February 13, 2020
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Other
- Service Area: Environment
- Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm