Environmental Safety Specialist Sr. at SSM Health Care St. Louis

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.

MO-SSM Health 1015 Corporate Lake

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Job Highlights:

Fantastic opportunity to take your career to the next level with SSM Health.

Job Summary:

Provides leadership and coordination through technical assistance and training in the administration, operation, and support of Environmental Safety programs. Maintains a safe and responsive working environment for all staff, physicians and visitors within all facilities. Scope of responsibility includes hospitals, corporate offices, medical group offices, urgent care sites, clinics, and ambulatory locations throughout a Region. Works closely with many stakeholders in the company to achieve results.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Provides subject matter expertise to lead collaborative teams to achieve operational excellence in Fire and Life Safety, Hazardous Materials and Waste, Industrial Hygiene, and Radiation Safety. Ensures compliance with regulatory standards such as NFPA, OSHA, DNR, EPA, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission as well as State regulatory agencies.

  • Interprets complex regulations and provides leadership and guidance to mitigate risks.

  • Coordinates activities of stakeholders within a region to achieve department goals. Provides technical support for all hospital and clinic locations as needed to resolve issues relating to regulatory compliance. Provides input to the leader on the department budgeting process and vendor service contracts as needed to achieve program results.

  • Suggests opportunities for improvement to leadership. Recommends and creates changes in policies, procedures, and regulatory programming.

  • Suggests improvements regarding the quantity and depth of staff training and auditing programs as needed to achieve compliance requirements and business goals.

  • Serves as an internal auditor of compliance. Works independently or with others to collect, organize, and report data. Enforces standardization as needed across a region to provide consistent reporting to senior leadership.

  • Attends and may lead rounds and committee meetings regarding the Environment of Care and Safety.

  • Coordinates or conducts internal surveys and investigations and attends external regulatory inspections and provides guidance to achieve optimal results.

  • Works outside normal business hours, which includes overnight and on weekends during planned events/exercises and business emergencies.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, or equivalent work experience in a related field


  • Three years' experience


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.


92600130 Facilities and Real Estate

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

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SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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