Manager Environmental Health & Safety - (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: General/Environmental Service
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94034
Req: 5402
FTE: 1

General/ Environmental Service

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Job Summary

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) manager is responsible for the planning, administration and management of safety, health and life safety programs throughout the hospital and all LPCH of-site facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards as well as applicable standards set forth by The Joint Commission.  The major functions of this position are: managing the team responsible for ensuring specific, daily compliance with regulations, performing regular performance assessments, managing regulatory compliance audits, ensure effective recordkeeping, coordinate leadership reporting, and act in the role of LPCH Hospital Safety Officer.


Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

  • Directs overall EH&S Department planning, direction and management of staff and services to include, workplace inspections, educational programs, environmental hazards and compliance issues and problem solving in response to various inquiries, complaints and emergencies as wells as develops and executes departmental budget

  • As the hospital Safety Officer develop hospital-wide safety policies and programs to comply with local, state and federal regulations, analyze risks, address incidents, and develop mitigation strategies including those for Life Safety.

  • Responsible for negotiation of compliance issues with regulatory agencies as necessary and track any response to citations/violations should they occur

  • Conduct TJC EOC/Life Safety regulatory compliance program for LPCH and Clinics as required. Lead role during survey activity audits, lead hospital interface for The Joint Commission (TJC) Environment of Care (EOC) for interviews, review of records, corrective actions, & Performance Improvement Opportunities.  Coordinate continual preparation for all TJC EOC regulatory compliance activities for all sites.

  • As EOC Safety Committee Chair, leads generation of EOC quarterly reports, annual evaluations, and management plans.  Conducts TJC EOC Periodic Performance Reviews.  Coordinates EOC meeting agenda, minutes and logistics; monthly. Maintains EOC documentation and records.  Coordinates EOC Safety Manual Policies and Procedures.

  • Manage the Hazardous & Medical Waste, Waste Water & Strom Drain program, and Bay Area Air Quality Management District including applicable policy, program, and regulatory/compliance audits.

  • Manage Life/ Fire Safety Program including emergency evacuation program, equipment, regulatory/ compliance audits and training.

  • Manages all aspects of Laser Safety program (as assigned)

  • Oversees EH&S personnel management to include hire/fire, employee engagement, and resource allocation


Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education:   Bachelor’s degree in a work-related field

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience, including one (1) year in the specialty area to which assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  •  Knowledge of Federal, State, Local Agency Standards, OSHA, Toxic Waste Disposal Requirements and Environmental Health & Safety Standards

  • Knowledge of Safety Plan development and General EH&S theory and practice

  • Knowledge of 7 functional areas of Joint Commission Environment of Care, Emergency Management, Utilities Management, Medical Equipment Management, NFPA, EPA and Security Management

  •  Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management

  •  Ability to effectively collaboration with other depts.

  • Ability to write effective policy and procedures

  •  Ability to problem solve and facilitate root cause analysis in an effective manner

  • Ability to develop organized and concise reports

  •  Ability to organize compliance records and files

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with managers, peers and subordinates

  •  Skill in interviewing, auditing, and risk assessment

  • Skill in review/ edit policies for approval

  • Skill in identifying/mitigating hazards and risks

  • Skill in identifying opportunities for improvement

  • Skill in build effective management programs to address needs

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Additional Information

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.