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Respiratory Protection Safety Coordinator

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Job ID: 4963
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Respiratory Protection Safety Coordinator for a Full Time, Day position.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, and managing the PeaceHealth Respiratory Protection Program (RPP), policies, and procedures under the direction of the respiratory program administrator. Ensures the organization complies with all current respiratory safety regulations as required by the RPP and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Evaluates the organization's procedures, facilities and equipment to identify conditions that need improvement. Responsible for maintenance of records and assistance with documentation needed to comply with regulatory or other such requests.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Leads and oversees the implementation of the Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) intended to limit risks to healthcare workers.
  • Participates in the annual assessment and evaluation of the RPP.
  • Verifies availability of NISOH compliant respirators and monitors the proper use of respiratory protection materials and equipment, working closely with the Supply Chain and Value Analysis Team.
  • Assures that all required records and documentation are maintained and assists with official requests for such data.
  • Reviews specifications for the purchase of respiratory protection and other related safety equipment ensuring the proper features are present to conform with health and safety standards
  • Trains healthcare workers on safety procedures related to the RPP including, but not limited to, annual FIT testing procedures, procedures for proper use of respirators and donning and doffing of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
  • Provides training and ensures proper schedule for cleaning, storing, disinfecting, repairing and discarding respiration protection equipment including PAPRs.
  • Maintains current on all OSHA and other such regulatory requirements related to healthcare respiratory protection requirements.
  • Participates and/or leads regulatory audits and investigations including ability to speak with government entities such as OSHA
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Science, Occupational Health and Safety and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of 5 years occupational health experience and/or respiratory protection experience required.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

n/a

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Extensive knowledge in OSHA regulations, occupational safety, occupational exposure management, respiratory protection protocols and best practices in PPE.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to adhere to quality, safety and infection control standards.
  • Strong presentation and speaking skills
  • Ability to lead and inspire individual safety leaders and team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to coach and mentor individuals and/or to lead, facilitate, and support safety initiatives within and beyond the organization
  • Able to adjust quickly to needs and demands of the safety programs and initiatives
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Conflict management and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to operate a personal computer: proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel to other PeaceHealth hospitals and clinics.

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 25 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to conditions involving minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as syringes or lancets. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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