Ergonomist Specialist (1.0FTE, Days)

Category: Human Resources
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 13274
FTE: 1

Human Resource

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Ergonomist Specialist provides in-depth consultation to address ergonomic concerns within a hospital setting and related support services. Job responsibilities include performing routine computer workstation and clinical ergonomic evaluations for Stanford Children's Hospital personnel, scheduling appointments, conducting on-site assessments, and providing written recommendations and post-evaluation follow-up support under general supervision. This position is responsible for providing ergonomics services for a variety of locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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 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.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

•    Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of employees and the community. Participate in the implementation of ergonomics initiatives using established protocols. Deliver engaging and informative ergonomic services upon request to ensure the overall safety and health of the Stanford Children’s Hospital employees. Build support for ergonomics program by engaging department managers and ergonomics champions.

•    Conduct preventative and reactive on-site ergonomic assessments in different types of work settings including offices, laboratories, shops and clinics. May conduct employee and student training, emergency preparedness activities, and/or assurance programs. Facilitate ergonomic services and training to employees on individual workstations. Trainings are held in person individually or in a group settings and/or during an evaluation. The training tools include employee workstation equipment such as, but not limited to sit/stand desks, monitors, keyboards, chairs, etc. Lead job-specific ergonomic training addressing the risk, best practices, and value of ergonomics. Create ergonomic training printed resources and provide content for inhouse web-based tools. 

•    Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazard potential.

•    Monitor and assess potential hazards and unsafe conditions in the work area.

•    Conduct ergonomic assessments and provide job-specific ergonomic training addressing the risk, best practices, and value of ergonomics.

•    Identify, assess, and monitor workplace hazards (including but not limited to, chemical, physical, biological, radiological) that could be present in the work area; recommend improvements to minimize hazard potential. Conduct preventative, reactive, and follow-up onsite ergonomic assessments in different types of work settings including offices, laboratories, and clinics for the 4,000+ Stanford Children’s Hospital employees. Utilize standard ergonomic analysis tools to identify risk, recommendations, and compile a detailed report. Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazard potential. Provide effective and detailed documentation of findings and recommendations to employees.

•    Compile data and conduct initial investigations for incidents, injuries, and general complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the work place. Perform administrative duties as assigned, including developing resources, compiling metrics, managing email/phone line. Maintain a database of detailed data, reports, resources, training, projects and metrics.

•    Provide technical advice and university interpretation of various government regulations and university policies. Ensure compliance with government regulations, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford ergonomic policies, and best practices to maintain a safe work environment. Track/document ergonomic training and Cal-OSHA compliance standards. 

•    Other duties may also be assigned

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 arts/science in related allied/scientific field and one to three years progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health, emergency response/management, environmental science, and/or allied/scientific field.

Experience:  None required

License/Certification: None 


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.

•    Demonstrated ability to conduct risk assessments/evaluations and provide recommendations for risk mitigation or hazard identification.

•    Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.

•    Basic understanding of environmental, health, and safety principles and practices; government environmental, health, and safety requirements and university policies; and related knowledge of pertinent scientific fields to which this background can be applied.

•    Demonstrated organizational skills and detail orientation and ability to manage competing priorities.

•    Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.

•    Ability to maintain appropriate current knowledge of and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits).

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.

•    Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.

•    May rarely be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals

•    May rarely work in confined spaces or at heights ≥10 feet.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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