Environmental Compliance Specialist - System PE - Haz Mat - Harris Health System - Full -Time - Day
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Coordinates and monitors the collection, processing, disposal and documentation of applicable waste streams including Regulated Medical Waste, Sharps, Pharmaceutical Waste, and Hazardous Waste for assigned pavilion in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requirements. Serves as the primary pavilion contact for the assigned hazardous waste management contractor. Maintains regular contact with pavilion Nursing and Operations leadership regarding hazardous materials service issues and compliance. Facilitates training and appropriate drills/exercises for the Hazardous Chemicals Response Team at assigned pavilion. Performs administrative duties including profiling waste, coordinating and signing manifests and other shipping documents, scheduling waste pickups, inventorying and ordering supplies, and providing hazardous materials training to clinical and support staff. Performs assigned inspections including hazardous materials and waste compliance and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act compliance. Maintains and reports stakeholder satisfaction regarding the PE.5 Hazardous Materials Management System at assigned pavilion.
Degrees: Bachelors preferred
School Education: High School Diploma or GED
Licenses & Certifications:
Texas Driver¿s License; CDL preferred
HAZWOPER 40-Hour Certification
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Management Certification
Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Certification
Three (3) Years Waste Management
Five (5) Years Customer Service
Languages Skills: Bilingual in Spanish Preferred
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Ability to prioritize tasks and projects
Writing/Reports; Excellent time management skills
Flexible; 40 hour/week with flexible start time.
Overtime; As required to maintain service level.
Proficiencies: Personal Computer: MS Office, Sentact Rounding App
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: EPA and TCEQ Regulations, Understanding of PE.5 Hazardous Materials Management System, General Math for quantity calculations, etc.
Other Requirements:Able to occasionally work in hazardous conditions (heat, chemical handling). Able to work with minimal supervision and make informed decisions in the absence of supervisor.
Equipment Operated: Packing and shipping equipment
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System's benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System's benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless of political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.