Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Program Director Hazardous Materials leads overall Hazardous Materials Management activities for the system. Monitors and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local regulations and accreditation requirements related to Hazardous Materials and Waste at all Harris Health locations. Coordinates organizational efforts in the required record-keeping and reporting for related Federal, State and local requirements. Serves as system Subject Matter Expert regarding Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Waste. Manages and maintains Hazardous Materials and related systems, policies and procedures including the Hazardous Materials Management System, Management of Hazardous Materials, Management of Regulated Medical Waste, Hazard Communication Program, and others to ensure compliance is maintained. Effectively manages Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal contracts. Serves as a core member of the System Physical Environment Committee. Leads and participates in a collaborative team environment to achieve best possible outcomes. Supervises and directs the efforts of pavilion-based Environmental Compliance Specialists. Demonstrates a high quality work ethic by exhibiting ServiceFirst behavior, professional attitude, honesty and integrity at all times.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors of Applied Science, Environmental Science, Industrial Management, Chemistry; MBA, MS preferred.

Licenses & Certification:
HAZWOPER Certification required  
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager preferred
Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner preferred
Certified Healthcare Safety Professional preferred

Work Experience:
10 Years of Experience of Hazardous Materials and Waste ( 5 years in Healthcare Safety Experience).

Management Experience:
5 Years of Experience of Departmental Management, Customer Service, Process Improvement, Team-building.

Communication Skills:
Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing/ Correspondence
Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project, P.C.

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical, Other;A/E Software (i.e. AutoCAD, Project  Management Software)

Work Schedule :Flexible

Other Requirements: Computer, Scanner, Motor Vehicle

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