• Senior Occupational Health & Safety Consultant, Research

    Job ID 2018-29800
    Area of Interest
    Nursing & Related-Non Contract
    Location Name
    Jack R MacDonald Building
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Rsrch Envirnmt Hlth & Safety
    Day Shift
  • Overview

    REHS has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-time Research, Senior Occupational Health & Safety Consultant.  The Senior Consultant will develop and implement preventive occupational health programs for personnel who work in a wide array of research employment settings. They will collaborate with colleagues within REHS and from other Seattle Children’s departments to develop medical management plans, establish clinical guidelines for personnel, and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and mandates. The consultant work will be supervised and directed by the REHS Director. They both will work in consultation with the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Director and nurse lead.


    The Research Environmental Health and Safety Department (REHS) works in partnership with the Institute’s organizational units to meet occupational and environmental safety standards to provide a healthy and safe place of employment, and to protect our environment. This position will directly contribute to and be accountable for creating and sustaining a culture of service, accountability, and excellence within the department. Additionally, this position will help to adopt strategic planning initiatives and support data gathering for metrics and performance monitoring to ensure organizational efficiencies and desired outcomes are met. This position will adopt and align work processes and practices to support the values of the REHS department including: compassion, excellence, integrity, collaboration, equity, and innovation.



    Provide occupational health and safety expertise to the organization aimed at ensuring compliance, proper alignment of projects to institutional and departmental goals, risk reduction, and consistency with established best practices. Responsible for providing expertise in identifying gaps, risk assessments, and recommending solutions for occupational health and workforce safety issues. Acts as a consultant to customers and colleagues.


    Seattle Children's Employer Highlights
    • Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children's is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.
    • Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings. 
    • Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools. 
    • Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage


    Required Education/Experience:
    - Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, or related field.
    - Minimum of five (5) years occupational health and safety experience.

    Required Credentials:
    - BLS for Healthcare Providers.

    - Master’s Degree in Occupational Health Nursing, Public Health, or related field.
    - Current Washington State RN Licensure.
    - Experience in injury prevention and/or hazard control, infection control and vaccine preventable diseases, and workers’ compensation.
    - Experience working in a large, complex organization.
    - Experience in program and policy development and managing change.
    - Certification in occupational health and/or safety, or related area.


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