Sutter Health Supervisor, Environmental Health & Safety - Mountain View in Mountain View, California

Position Overview:

Job Summary:

Under general administrative direction, the incumbent provides overall management, operational support and leadership and develops state-of-the art, effective and efficient programs and best practices that ensure a safe environment and improve the safety and health of employees and patients at all facilities. Responsible for all Environmental Health and Safety programs in compliance with applicable local, state, federal mandates and industry requirements. (i.e., CMS, The Joint Commission, Institute of Medical Quality). May serve as primary contact and liaison with multiple counties regulatory agencies for the numerous facilities and locations pertaining to compliance with all Local, State, and Federal occupational safety, health, and environmental regulations. Serves EH&S educator and resource with managers, employees, and physicians. Active member of Sutter EH&S groups. Formulates, develops, organizes and provides systemic and effective EH&S program training for management, employees, physicians and contractors. Areas of focus in coordination with other directors include but are not limited to:

• Hazard Surveillance, Workplace Safety Inspections & EHS Audits

• Industrial Hygiene

• General Safety Management

• Hazardous Materials Management

• Hazardous Waste Management

• Solid Waste Management and Recycling/Reuse

• Medical and Pharmaceutical Waste Management

• Radiation Safety

• Radioactive Waste Management

• Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene

• Utility and Medical Equipment Safety

• Illness and Injury Prevention

• Security Management

• Fire Prevention/Life Safety

• Emergency Management

• Environmental Permits, Taxes/Fees & Reports

• Environmental Compliance

• Environmental Health & Safety Education

  • Performs other duties as necessary and adheres to policies/procedures, business standards and practices.

Actively works in support of regulatory compliance assuring that the affiliate maintains full accreditation and compliance with state and federal regulations. Understands specific responsibilities for regulatory compliance in the home department and insures daily requirements for compliance are met.

The incumbent acts as a resource to all standing committees related to the Environment of Care and other affiliate-wide committees to ensure coordination of environmental health and safety issues, effective follow through, and compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies.

The incumbent has the authority to intervene whenever conditions pose an immediate threat to life or health or threaten damage to equipment or buildings.


Required: High School Diploma or equivalent; Associates Degree in industrial hygiene, environmental health, occupational health sciences or a related field with 5-10 years experience. Bachelors Degree in industrial hygiene is preferred.

  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience industrial hygiene, occupational safety and or environmental compliance programs.

  • Credible experience planning and implementing proactive EH&S programs and policies

  • Knowledge of hospital operations and industry principles & practices governing environmental health & safety.

  • Extensive knowledge of applicable legislation governing occupational safety, hazardous materials & wastes including JC Standards.

  • Exceptional ability to interact with all levels of employees, as well as representatives from external agencies and/ accrediting organizations.

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.