Northwell Health Assistant Safety Officer-Radiation in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 001QCU

Job Category Radiologic

Job Description

Assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive safety management program. Conduct hazard surveillance inspections in order to reduce the risk of injuries. Conduct hazard surveillance inspections of buildings and grounds including construction and renovation projects

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive safety management program.

  • Conduct hazard surveillance inspections in order to reduce the risk of injuries.

  • Conduct hazard surveillance inspections of buildings and grounds including construction and renovation projects.

  • Assure regulatory requirements are adhered to and make any necessary changes in order toot ensure compliance.

  • Assist in investigating and evaluating occupational injuries.

  • Conducts on-site investigations of incidents/emergencies and instructs those involved in proper procedures to follow.

  • Assesses cause of incident/emergency and makes recommendations for preventing future occurrences.

  • Participates in drills and exercises designed to practice procedures for fire, disaster, or other emergencies.

  • Evaluates staff performance during drills and makes recommendations for improvement.

  • Submits written reports/critique of drill evaluation to applicable Committees, Departments, Services and personnel.

  • Assist in conducting safety education programs for students and orientation programs for new employees.

  • Function as a member of the Emergency Response and HAZMAT teams.

  • Assure appropriate review of purchase, use and disposal of hazardous chemicals.

  • Conduct and monitor performance of fire drills, fire protection systems and equipment.

  • Assist with employee fit testing to assure compliance with Respiratory Protection Standards and policies.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of five (5) years in a healthcare safety-related position and experience as a safety trainer/educator. Technician-level certified HAZWOPER responder required. Familiar with JCAHO, OSHA, EPA/DEC, NYSDOH Regulations required. Knowledge of injury-reduction practices and hazard surveillance procedures preferred.