The Director of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is responsible for the general administration of the the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) Occupational Health and Safety Department and its program activities and acts as the Safety Officer for UAMS. The Director manages and coordinates activities related to occupational safety, environmental affairs, fire safety, radiological safety and biological safety. The Director is responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students visitors and patients on the UAMS campus, and for keeping the UAMS campus in compliance with all local, State and Federal occupational safety and environmental codes and standards.
About the Department of Campus Operations:
The Campus Operations Department provides the services to support the education, health care, and research missions at UAMS. Campus Operations is comprised of Engineering & Operations, Occupational Health & Safety, Operational Support Services, Planning Design & Construction, and Parking Operations. These departments provide support services for approximately 4,000,000 square feet of building space and 1,500,000 Square feet of parking decks on a campus of approximately 100 acres. Campus Operations also provides support for UAMS Regional Program facilities and the NW Arkansas campus.
Campus Operations will be leading UAMS in the implementation of a major Energy Services Performance Contract (ESPC) for the main campus. This is the largest ESPC contract in the nation for an academic medical center. The department will also be leading the campus through a master facilities plan that will encompass current and future space utilization and address underlying infrastructure issues. The department of Campus Operations is working hard to optimize facilities and insure patients, families, students and researchers have a facility that can maximize their success.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
Career Training and Educational Opportunities
Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
Salary offered commensurate with experience
Plans, directs and administers a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety program
Develops departmental program strategies, and sets departmental program priorities
Plans and monitor departmental budgets, using national benchmarking statistics to monitor OH&S safety operations
Develops campus policy and procedures required to maintain regulatory compliance
Evaluates UAMS compliance with applicable local, state, and Federal safety and environmental regulations
Coordinates Joint Commission Environment of Care compliance efforts
Consults with Department Heads, Faculty, Staff and students on safety issues
Provides for education on employees on applicable policies, principles, regulations and control measures
Evaluates the effectiveness of campus occupational and environmental health activities
Designs and maintains comprehensive databases to monitor all occupational and environmental safety activities
Directs a program of inspection designed to ensure that campus facilities are in a safe condition
Evaluates all UAMS buildings regularly for life safety code violations
Trains safety representatives, campus wide to participate in the safety audit program
Manages all issues related to insurance claims for UAMS
Maintains property and vehicle inventories for the campus
Serve as the UAMS Liaison with all Local, State, and Federal Regulatory agencies and professional societies
Serve on the UAMS Safety Coordinating Committee
Maintains all required environmental regulatory licensures for UAMS
May perform other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:
Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health or related field
7 years of progressive experience in Occupational Health or related field including five years of proven staff supervision
Knowledge of Federal and State codes and regulations pertaining to a major medical center including Joint Commission Environment of Care Standards
OSHA’s Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response standard (HAZWOPER) 40 hour training with an 8 hour annual refresher
Professional License/Certification in Safety, Biological Safety, Industrial Hygiene or similar certification
Must be capable of sound independent judgment during stressful situations
Demonstrated team building and leadership, exceptional verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
Must have the ability to motivate and lead groups and programs and manage multiple projects and initiatives
Must have interpersonal negotiation skills, problem solving and analytical skills, presentation skills and the ability to motivate and lead groups and programs
Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics:
Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field
5 years of progressive experience in Occupational Health or related field including five years of proven staff supervision
TJC Requirements & working with public agencies preferred
Demonstrated track record of mentor-ship and evidence of having developed others in their careers
Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm;
Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting;
Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships;
Capacity to embrace change with an appropriate respect for culture and tradition;
Analytical and intellectual skills to lead cogent planning and sound management systems;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity;
Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others; and
Unquestioned personal integrity.
Interested individuals are asked to submit their resume and a letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Khris Bone, Senior Search Consultant for Executive and Faculty Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Khris Bone by phone at 501-603-1316.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
About The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas.
With our combination of education, research and clinical programs, UAMS has a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in the state. Our assets include:
A statewide network of regional health education centers
Advanced telehealth and telemedicine program
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
The Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging
The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Ins...titute
The Psychiatric Research Institute
The Translational Research Institute
The Institute for Digital Health & Innovation