Children's National Health System

Enviornmental Service - Safety Coordinator (44689271)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 3/20/2018

Enviornmental Service - Safety Coordinator

Develops and coordinates the implementation of programs for the detection and mitigation of life safety, occupational safety, infectious waste/hazardous materials and security hazards in the facility
Develops or assists in the development of hospital policies, procedures and reporting mechanisms relating to life safety, occupational safety, environmental regulation, emergency response and physical plant security; assures compliance with accepted hospital safety and security standards and practices and federal and state regulations
Oversees the coordination and evaluation of employee orientation and education programs as required by the JCH, DOH, EPA and other federal and state regulatory bodies; cooperates with staff development personnel to ensure the timely delivery of required training programs.
Functions as patient safety officer and coordinates the patient safety program; chairs or serves on committees charged with oversight and coordination of hospital safety and security programs, policies, procedures, employee education and reporting; represents the facility to community organizations and industry safety groups.
Conducts regular and special safety and security inspections, drills and tests; notes existing or potential hazards and develops appropriate corrective actions or mitigation plans
Oversees the timely investigation and reporting of infectious waste/hazardous materials incidents; assures the collection and reporting of life safety, occupational safety, environmental regulation; evaluates patient/employee injury data, identifies causal factors and trends and recommends appropriate corrective actions.
Participates in the evaluation of purchases of safety and PPE equipment, educational, supplies and services
Provides technical guidance to hospital staff and local emergency response organizations on safety and hazardous materials issues


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, Biology or related field.
Post Graduate Degree Preferred
Knowledge of federal and state life safety, occupational safety, environmental and emergency response regulations and reporting requirements.
Knowledge of JCH standards relating to hospital safety including life safety, occupational safety, infectious waste/hazardous materials and security.
Knowledge of modern principles and practices relating to life safety, occupational safety and environmental regulation.
Ability to develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate hospital safety and security programs.
Ability to develop and implement hospital safety and security policies, procedures and reporting mechanisms.
Ability to develop and coordinate employee orientation and education programs relating to hospital safety and security programs and policies.
Ability to conduct and evaluate safety and security inspections, drills and tests.
Ability to collect, analyze and report accident and incident data, to identify causal factors and trends and to recommend appropriate corrective actions.
Ability to communicate effective, orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, employees, patients, emergency response personnel and community organizations.
Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Minimum of three years experience in a customer service role
Required Skills/Knowledge
Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with clients at all levels. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.
Required Licenses and Certifications

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Non-Clinical Professional
Organization: Operations
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 7a-330p, Mon - Friday

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

At Children's, we know what it takes to really connect with kids, we're looking for nurses who love a challenge.

Pediatric nurses have to be patient. They have to be understanding, yet able to communicate effectively and honestly with a child and their family about their illness and treatment. And every Children's nurse must have the confidence to take a patient's care into his or her own hands.

At Children's you'll work closely with each patient and their family across a continuum of care - beginning with admission, when you perform physical assessments and take a patient/family history that covers all the vitals.

You'll prepare and carry out a plan of patient care. You'll work with professionals from all Children's health care disciplines. Together you will ensure your patients' progress every step of the way. You will even make rounds with physicians, discussing your patients' conditions and needs.

Professionally, you'll grow like never before.

The nursing practice environment at Children's is ideal for developing your skills to the maximum, increasing your level of responsibility and entering new specialty areas.

Our versatile career ladder, the Program for Professional Advancement (PPA), enables you to move both vertically and laterally across a wide range of clinical, educational and management opportunities. Recently we restructured our nurses compensation package to include:

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Professional Development

  • Clinical Ladder

  • Continuing Education Conferences (local, regional, national)

  • Weekend Incentive Program

  • Exceptional Differentials

  • Preceptorship and Charge Nurse Recognition

  • Certification and Degree Recognition Bonus

  • Collaborate with Internationally-Acclaimed

  • Medical Leaders

  • Pediatric Nursing Fellowships (PICU, NICU, Hematology/Oncology)


Our recent achievement of Magnet status reflects what we’ve known all along: That our nurses are something very special - that their vision, talents, dedication and leadership define a truly exceptional practice environment. We invite you to learn more about our Magnet environment, accomplished by approximately 6% of the nation’s hospitals, and even fewer pediatric centers.

We are also a Beacon Award winner, recognized for our outstanding CICU and PICU environments. In fact, our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is the first in the country to be designated a Beacon Award winner AND our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the first in the Northeast region to receive the Beacon designation!

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