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Chemical Compliance Safety Officer

University of Miami
Miami, FL

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-13
Req: R100050908
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

About This Position

The department of Environmental Health & Safety at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for Full Time Chemical Compliance Safety Officer.

The Chemical Compliance Officer is qualified and trained to assume the responsibilities for comprehensive management of the Center's chemical compliance plan.

The designated individual is considered a content expert and demonstrates regulatory expertise that encompasses OSHA, DOT and USP <800>, USP <795>, USP <797 regulations. Responsible for developing and implementing appropriate procedures; overseeing entity compliance with all other applicable laws, regulations, and standards; ensuring competency of personnel; and ensuring environmental control of the hazardous drug storage, usage and disposal.

The Chemical Compliance Officer will perform a wide variety of duties to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

The Chemical Compliance Officer will also be responsible for the development and review of various types of documentation including SOPs, policies and procedures, team member training, work instructions, forms, flow charts, and any other documentation required to support chemical related state and federal regulations.
The designated person must thoroughly understand the rationale for risk-prevention policies, risks to themselves and others, risks of non-compliance that may compromise safety, and the responsibility to report potentially hazardous situations to the management team.

The designated person must also be responsible for the oversight of monitoring the facility and maintaining reports of testing/sampling performed in facilities, and acting on the results. Serves as the point person for answering hazardous agent related questions related to hazardous wastes regulatory requirements, SOPs, and policies and procedures during regulatory site visits.

The Chemical Compliance Officer ensures all personnel, who handle hazardous drugs are equipped to do so safely and are provided training to ensure understanding of the fundamental USP<800> practices and precautions in order to prevent patient harm, minimize exposure to team members, patients, and families, and prevent contamination of the work environment.

Collaborates with members of various departments to ensure team member competency and compliance with chemical regulations and facility and environmental testing and surveillance. Develops a process for ensuring personnel surveillance and facility testing occurs within specified timeframes and ensures all reports are complete, and includes action plans for addressing positive test results as appropriate.

  • Leads internal audits and inspections across all functional areas of the organization.

  • Ensures findings are documented and reported to department heads for corrective action.

  • Facilitates organization-wide development, maintenance and administration of the USP<800> training programs.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert for chemical and laboratory compliance to all areas of the organization and assists all departments in complying with the regulatory standards.

  • Gathers, analyzes, and compiles chemical usage and waste data related data, utilizing data to develop plans and objectives to pro-actively improve/correct compliance deficiencies or other related safety hazards.

  • Prepares and provides monthly report to organizational leadership.

  • Serves as the member of the Hazardous Drug Safety & Occupational Safety & Health Committee.

  • Collaborates with Team Member Health Services, Pharmacy, Nursing, Environmental Services, Facilities and other relevant departments on the coordination of environmental monitoring and medical surveillance of workforce members based on the assigned hazardous drug risk stratifications.

  • Other duties as assigned.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred

  • Minimum five years of relevant experience

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

  • Commitment to the University’s core values.

  • Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.

  • Ability to establish department goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.

  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.

  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop and train others.

  • Certification in relevant specialty or field

  • OSHA 30 General Industry Certification (must be obtained within 6 months)

  • OSHA 30 Construction Industry Certification (must be obtained within 6 months)

  • FEMA IS-100(HCb), IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (must be obtained within 6 months)

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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