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Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)
Department: 300 - Institutional Safety
Requisition Number: 14-1610744
The Assistant Director monitors various aspects of the daily operations of the department including staff supervision, retention, budgetary oversight, materials management, and data management primarily as they relate to hazardous waste. The Assistant Director develops and implements departmental policies and procedures.
Serves as the Institutional Chemical Hygiene Officer in compliance with OSHA regulations - must have Chemistry background as well as understanding of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450 and act in conjunction with Institutional Safety to develop and implement an Institutional Chemical Hygiene Plan
Develops and maintains effective working relationships with various Hospital and School departments to facilitate departmental and institutional goals. Maintains communication between governing boards, medical staff, safety committees and department heads by meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.
Provide training and approval for shipments of hazardous materials from both School and Hospital including chemical, biological, and radioactive materials in accordance with both US DOT and IATA/ICAHO regulations. Maintain appropriate certifications as required by law.
Assist Institutional Safety with regards to: construction inspections, respirator fit-testing program, personal monitoring (for chemical use), incident investigations and follow-up, safety training, attending safety committees (as needed)
Evaluates operations and identifies possible improvements within the department. Consults, advises and informs Director concerning administrative issues, needs and problems.
Plans, organizes and implements services to meet departmental goals. Participates in developing and implementing department wide policies and procedures.
Establishes work schedules and assignments for vendor staff, according to workload, space and equipment availability. Manage hazardous waste staff and related activities including: collection, storage, segregation, packing, labeling, manifesting, shipping and disposal in compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations. Includes tracking all hazardous waste shipments in compliance with RCRA regulations ("cradle to grave")
Develops and maintains computerized record management systems to store and process data such as personnel activities and information. Produces reports as requested or as necessary.
Maintains the competencies and skills of staff through proper training and development. Identifies ongoing educational needs and assists in staff development programs.
Performs regular inspections of areas utilizing hazardous materials and waste throughout the School and Hospital.
Performs training for wide variety of topics including: SPCC, RCRA Hazardous Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Laboratory Safety, Chemical Management and Safety, New Hire Training. Training includes assessing areas for topic-specific training curriculums, review and updating of current training programs and development of new training material (as needed)
Emergency planning including: Emergency Response Plan (ERP), Spill Prevention Controls and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan, Incident Command System (ICS), as well as providing 24/7 Emergency Response coverage for spills and leaks and activation of ICS plans (E, NBC, Adam, etc) as needed, per departmental coverage calendar.
Designs/Develops departmental multimedia materials including training packages and brochures, posters, presentations and task-specific reports for use by School and Hospital areas and functions, Senior Leadership committees and training programs.
Develops document control process for program-specific standard operating procedures, forms, policies, and other publications to ensure proper annual review
Performs other related duties as requested.
B.S. or B.A. in:
Public Health or
related science and/or safety field
Minimum five to seven years of experience in managing hazardous waste
Experience in the preparation, packaging and documentation of the shipments of Chemical and Biological packages
Experience managing hazardous waste in healthcare setting a plus
Current DOT certificate (3 year)
Current RCRA certificate (annual)
Current IATA certificate (biannual)
Current HAZWOPER (OSHA 40-hour, annual) a plus
Intermediate MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Ability to produce multimedia presentations and print media utilizing, but not limited to:
MS Power Point
Basic understanding of website design a plus
Knowledge of federal regulatory agencies including, but not limited to: OSHA, EPA, DOT, as well as applicable State and Local variations of each (i.e., NYSDEC, NYDEP, FDNY)
Knowledge of Joint Commission accreditation requirements as they pertain to hazardous materials and hazardous waste management
Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.