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DIRECTOR, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Department:  Management
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

The Director of Occupational Health has direct responsibility for Employee Health Services and for Worker’s Compensation.  The Director of Occupational Health primary role is for strategic planning and development of goals, programs, and services into meaningful objectives by; organizing, directing and integrating the activities of the Employee Health Services (EHS) staff, with technology and other resources to accomplish the work. The Director has oversight and responsibility for assuring Hoag is in compliance with the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) laws, Cal-OSHA standards, CDC recommendations, Title 22, California Department of Public Health, and all other entities that have requirements for keeping healthcare workers free from communicable diseases and safe in the workplace. This position builds partnerships across the entire organization with physicians, volunteers, leaders and employees. The Director is responsible for maintaining productivity, prepares and executes department budgets, manages staffing, training and mentors the EHS staff.

 

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

  • Adaptability – Accommodates and adapts to change as environmental, organizational, workload, task, direction and other conditions change in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Conflict Resolution - Manages conflict, disagreement and discord among and between staff and work units, while recognizing and addressing sensitivities and stakeholder needs.
  • Diversity – Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse group of people in a manner that enables them to reach their full potential, in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Technology & Equipment Skills – Maintains knowledge of technology, tools, equipment and other devices in work area.  Demonstrates competence in technology skills required for the role, as well as ability to learn and master new skills. For clinical position this includes equipment and devices pertinent to treatment, procedures and practice.
  • Infection Control - Follows all policies and procedures in place within the department and organization to minimize the risk of spreading infections.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Listens to and understands what others are saying. Establishes effective working relationships with others, contributing to a climate of mutual respect and cooperation. Uses language to the situation. Demonstrates sensitivity and tact, understanding own effect on the motivation, attitudes and actions of others. Makes favorable first impressions.
  • Job Knowledge – Demonstrates full knowledge and understanding of concepts and procedures needed to be successful in the role, including knowledge of applicable department, organization and external rules and regulations impacting day to day processes. For clinical positions, this includes clinical procedures required by department and unit, as demonstrated by unit-based competency testing.
  • Operational Management – Effectively manages people, resources, deliverables, budgets, general administration and other components of day-to-day management of functional unit or department.
  • Oral/Written Communication - Ability to speak and write effectively, demonstrates fundamental command of language, communicates well using all mediums.
  • Patient Safety – Embraces the principle of keeping patients safe by following safety policies and procedures, treating people with respect, and speaking up in Patient Safety related situations.
  • Travel – Position may require local travel between various Organization locations.

 

 

Education and Experience

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ as a people leader within an Occupational Health department.

 

Preferred:

 

  • Working knowledge of self-insured workers’ compensation program, experience working with a TPA.
  • Experience in a multi-hospital or large healthcare system.
  • Experience implementing and adhering to regulatory guidance including Title 22, CalOSHA, CDC, CDPH, DNV and/or JCAO.
  • Able to identify human behaviors which result in positive health outcomes.

 

Licenses Preferred

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with current California license in good standing    

 

Certifications Preferred

  • BLS certificate
  • Certified in Occupational Health Nursing or Occupational Case Management

 


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Manager, Medical, Law, Public Health, Strategic Planning, Management, Healthcare, Legal, Strategy

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