Ergonomist, LCPH

Jul 27, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Ergonomist, LCPH

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Stanford University's Health Improvement Program (HIP) is seeking a Health and Safety Specialist 1 (Ergonomist) to perform routine computer workstation and industrial ergonomic evaluations for Stanford Children's Hospital personnel, including scheduling appointments, conducting on-site assessments, providing written recommendations and post-evaluation follow-up support under general supervision. This position is responsible for providing ergonomic services for a variety of locations within the Bay Area.

Duties include:
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Ergonomics Program to ensure the overall safety and health of employees and the community
  • Conduct preventative and reactive on-site ergonomic assessments in different types of work settings including offices, laboratories, shops and clinics
  • Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazard potential
  • Conduct ergonomic assessments and provide job-specific ergonomic training addressing the risk, best practices, and value of ergonomics
  • Monitor and assess potential hazards and unsafe conditions in the work area
* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in arts/science in Kinesiology, Human Factors and Ergonomics or related field
  • Three to five years of field experience in healthcare ergonomics and health promotion is preferred
  • Related knowledge of physiology and biomechanics
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and prior experience with ergonomics software
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment
  • Self-motivated, independent and reliable
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills, including strong interpersonal skills, such as empathy for and patience with those who need help with their working conditions. Ability to maintain a positive and helpful attitude with a customer-centered focus with a wide variety of individuals within the Stanford community
  • Ability to take initiative and to think critically and creatively about both individual situations and elements of the ergonomics program. Ability to work successfully both independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
  • Exemplary communication skills in English and the ability to present information clearly and succinctly verbally, in writing, and in presentations. Ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely
  • Excellent organizational skills, as demonstrated by the ability to manage competing priorities efficiently and to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. Ability to tolerate ambiguity with patience and good will
  • Meticulous attention to detail and thoroughness in accomplishing assigned tasks; pride in performing the job correctly and completely


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

  • 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)

  • Ergonomics certification preferred
  • Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk based computer tasks
  • Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more
  • Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license or willingness to obtain and maintain one
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her 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.
  • May work extended hours or weekends
  • Travel required to the Stanford Children's Hospital and clinic locations throughout the Bay Area

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Health and Safety

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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