Industrial Hygienist

Saint Cloud, MN
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

This position is located within the Facilities Management Service at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System in St. Cloud, MN. The Industrial Hygienist supervises the Safety Section and provides technical support to the VA Medical Center and for several outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), nursing homes, homeless programs and grant per diem homes located across Minnesota.


Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides comprehensive, program execution in four primary areas: Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Occupational Health, Emergency Management and Fire Protection expertise in the development of new, or modifying existing health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Manages the Joint Commission Life Safety, Emergency Management and Environment of Care compliance elements pertaining to fire protection/life safety and environment of care elements;
  • Plans, programs, budgets, executes and monitors the Joint Commission Elements of Performance (EPs) for those that are within the responsibility of the Engineering Service;
  • Manages the fire extinguisher, emergency eye wash and Asbestos programs at the medical center;
  • Supervises the Green Environmental Management Systems (GEMS) program;
  • Schedules, conducts and critiques exercises throughout the medical center as required;
  • Resolves difficult and complex technical, project management and organizational problems using innovative and original approaches;
  • Provides expert technical advice and guidance to senior management in the appropriate application of technology to the facility's mission as it relates to emergency response issues;
  • Provides comprehensive expertise in the development of new, or modifying existing health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Acquires and interprets technical data by researching federal, state, local and VA laws, rules and directives;
  • Provides safety education and materials to managers and employees;
  • Conducts surveys of contracted health care facilities, such as Nursing Homes, CBOCs, homeless programs and grant per diem homes;
  • Recommends solutions to safety and life safety deficiencies found during the survey of these facilities;
  • Supervises a team of employees;
  • Conducts routine, fatality or catastrophe investigations;
  • Conducts periodic surveys of working conditions to determine the nature and magnitude of hazardous exposures;
  • Determines and provides personal protective equipment and education required for personnel; and
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires driving government vehicles to contracted health care facilities across Minnesota. The person in the position is required to have a valid driver's license in order to use a government vehicle to get to these locations.

Supervisory status Yes

Promotion Potential 11


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