The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the construction safety planning process, OSHA compliance and Fire Safety program, completing QA/QC inspections as well as carrying out a variety of safety related operational duties.
The challenges associated with mixing cutting edge research and cancer treatment with constant construction, renovation and maintenance provides and exciting and challenging environment for the right safety professional. To succeed in this role, you must be confident, organized and detail oriented, comfortable working with diverse teams, can adjust your communication methods based on your audience and have a passion for following through projects and tasks.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
- HS Diploma required: Bachelor's degree preferred
- Minimum 2 years of experience (preferably in healthcare and/or biotechnology) in construction or general industry safety, fire protection, Facilities Operations, or environmental health and safety. Bachelor's degree in this specialized area could be considered in lieu of experience.
- Must be able to examine exhaust mechanisms, duct work and laundry chutes in hard-to-reach areas such as ceilings, utility spaces, mechanical rooms, and roofs;
- Must be able to climb ladders and fire escapes (e.g., to ensure usable, unobstructed escape routes are maintained, access ceilings for penetrations and other risks);
- Must be able to kneel, stoop, and crawl into tight areas such as crawl spaces housing mechanical fixtures (e.g., to assess equipment and assess risks);
- Must be able to climb over or under pipes, ductwork or other obstructions.
- Must have a current driver’s license.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES PREFERRED:
- Knowledge of OSHA, DOT and Joint Commission requirements a plus
- Experience with or knowledge of the Joint Commission’s Physical Environment, CMS’s Conditions of Participation and Mass. Dept. of Health design regulations (preferred).
- Experience in engineering, hazardous material, waste management, fire protection, fire safety, building maintenance, building construction, architectural science, compliance, safety and/or related (highly desired).
- Experience in emergency management, hazardous material spill and on-call response (highly desired).
- Experience in policy writing and project management (highly desired).
- Experience in change management (highly desired)
- OSHA 30 (highly desired)
- Current ASP or CSP certification. (highly desired)
- Excellent communications and organizations skills;
- High level of motivation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with little supervision;
- Must be able to work independently;
- Ability to work on multiple projects in a matrix team environment;
- Maintain current knowledge of Joint Commission Environment of Care standards including the Life Safety Code© (NFPA 101) and other relevant NFPA standards and requirements;
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time, walking lengthy distances, lifting, climbing, stooping, pulling, kneeling, and pushing to adequately inspect and observe all facilities, equipment and procedures, such as emergency exit procedures, remote storage facilities, and any areas where cleanliness may affect the possibility of infection, medical equipment, etc.;
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.