Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has established itself as one of the nation’s most respected healthcare leaders by elevating care to an art. After all, the same dedication, passion and technical skills that make for an extraordinary artist define the exceptional professionals who choose to establish their careers with us. If you are committed to practicing your craft at a higher level, we invite you to join us.
Under general direction and as part of the EH&S team, the Chemical Safety Officer is responsible for the technical and operational aspects of the research and clinical laboratory chemical safety program and to ensure the safe and compliant use of chemicals in the hospital. Major focus areas include implementation of the Chemical Hygiene Plan, Laboratory Hazard Communication Program, Laboratory Injury and Illness Prevention and other elements of a quality laboratory environmental health and safety program to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and good lab safety practice.
Activities include but are not limited to laboratory inspections and follow-up, hazardous chemical and gas tank distribution and inventory, training, signage, and program documentation. This position also reviews research protocol to ensure the appropriate environment for the safe and proper use of chemicals associated with quality research.
Incumbent must be knowledgeable of chemicals, chemical interactions, chemical exposure control, storage, research laboratory practices, personal protective equipment, and laboratory ventilation. They must have experience and feel comfortable with research laboratory activities. They must also be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of researcher and support staff.
The successful candidate would have a pro-active, customer-focused, serious safety based approach to laboratory safety, and be able to follow through with safety recommendations to implementation. Must be able to perform in high activity and often rapidly changing situations.
This position supports the biological safety, radiation safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste and emergency response programs and staff in an all hazard approach environment. As part of the EH&S team, they also respond to unanticipated incidents on campus, including spills/releases, odors, and Code Red possible fire reports.
Completion or eligibility to complete the 24 hour Hazwoper course and the ability to use and wear respiratory protection devices such as respirators and SCBA's.
-BS Degree in Industrial Hygiene with three (3) years progressive experience including successful completion of two years of chemistry, biology, physics, and electronics. MS preferred
-Three years’ experience handling hazardous and/or radioactive materials in a campus environment.
-Knowledge of chemical interactions and emergency procedures.
-OSHA 24 Hr. Hazmat Certification (preferred), or eligibility to obtain soon after hire
-Basic computer skills for data entry and report generation.
-Must be familiar with chemical and radiation detection instruments and monitoring equipment as well as self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and respirators.
-Must be able to work with limited supervision and is authorized to make independent judgment within the scope of the delegated authority and actions.
-Must have physical ability to lift for transport, packages and cylinders weighing up to fifty pounds.
-Must be able to pass fit testing and medical clearance for respirators and SCBA.
-Must have audio proficiency and be able to articulate clearly in English due to the need to quickly communicate complex instructions via radio or phone in emergency situations.
In addition to teaching and professional development opportunities, Cedars-Sinai offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. For more information or to apply, visit us online at: