This position assumes responsibility for planning, directing, and monitoring of comprehensive, system based projects. This position works with facility, regional and system leadership and outside regulatory agencies to develop related programs, policies and procedures.
Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory and accrediting agencies regarding environmental compliance and pollution prevention related issues. Acts as a liaison with these agencies regarding environmental compliance concerns at each designated hospital/facility. Functions as an environmental compliance officer and pollution prevention planner and Chairs the system Environmental Leadership committee. Participates on various internal and external environmental, health & safety, facilities/construction, and administrative management and regulatory committees.
Establishes and maintains an Environmental Management System for the organization. Develops and performs environmental compliance audits, pollution prevention plans, and educational sessions related to regulatory compliance as appropriate.
Manages environmental regulatory compliance reporting and notifications as required by 40 CFR: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Universal Waste Management, Spill Prevention Control Countermeasure Plans, Underground Storage Tanks, Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Toxic Substances Control Act.
Monitors all relevant environmental legislation and apprises leadership of potential impacts to facilities. Performs cost/benefit analysis of process and procedure changes required by regulatory standards. Acts as project manager for environmental-impact related projects.
Develops and maintains system policy for environmental compliance and pollution prevention planning. Assists facility leadership with measuring performance in accordance with the Joint Commission Accrediting Healthcare Organizations EC.3.10 and development of hazardous materials & waste plans.
Monitors hospital/facility based wastewater, underground storage tank, air quality, and hazardous materials/waste disposal programs for compliance with permit conditions and/or regulatory requirements. Develops and implements best management practices.
Establishes the organization as an environmental stakeholder within the community and promotes environmental compliance and pollution prevention planning both within internal facilities and outside organizations. This includes working on system-wide taskforces and/or committees, as needed.
Within the first 90 days in this role, completes initial 40-hour OSHA 29 CFR HAZWOPER training, as well as completes initial 16-hour RCRA training. Maintains certifications through annual eight-hour refresher courses.
Must possess a strong knowledge of engineering, environmental science, industrial technology or in the natural or applied sciences as normally demonstrated through a degree in one of these areas.
Knowledge of requirements for applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies. Must possess a strong knowledge in environmental compliance and pollution prevention programs as normally demonstrated through five years experience in environmental compliance and pollution prevention within a healthcare setting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Position requires proficiency in personal software applications, including word processing, generating spreadsheets, and creating graphics/presentations.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
You want to change the health care industry – one life at a time. You belong here. You’re excited to be part of the dramatic changes happening in the health care field. In fact, you thrive on change. But you also understand that excellent, compassionate patient care is the true measure of the success of these changes. You belong at Banner Health. Our award-winning, comprehensive health system includes 23 hospitals in seven western states, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, a network of physician practices and much more. Throughout our system, skilled, compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages: •Our vision for changing the future of health care gives you the opportunity to leverage your abilities to achieve something historic. •Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health. Our system also includes hospitals specializing in cancer, heart health and pediatrics. •Our many loc...ations also translate into a broad selection of exciting and rewarding lifestyle options – from the big city to the wide-open spaces. •Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible. •The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path. •Our competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.