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Providence Health & Services Injury Prevention and Ergonomics Sr. Specialist PSJH in Burbank, California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling an Injury Prevention and Ergonomics Sr. Specialist PSJH to our location in Burbank, CA, Santa Monica, CA or Torrance, CA.

We are seeking an Injury Prevention and Ergonomics Sr. Specialist PSJH to manage programs for injury reduction, prevention and promotion of health at a regional level. The position will provide project management to new and existing programs in cooperation with the Manager of Injury Prevention for services of injury prevention including ergonomics, safe patient handling and injury services. The schedules managed by the Injury Prevention Coordinators are to provide efficient and cost effective inter and intra facility coverage for ergonomics, safe patient handling and injury reduction services. In addition Injury Prevention Program Senior Specialist will support safety compliance with yearly and ongoing staff education needs while promoting integration of services within a culture of safety, wellness and injury prevention. The incumbent performs all duties in a manner that promotes Providence St. Joseph Health's mission values, and philosophy. In all aspects, they serve as a role model for the values and mission of the organization.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Manager of Injury Prevention & Ergonomics to address managers, directors, and administrators regarding awareness of workers' compensation trends and the need for engineering, administrative and work practice controls. Provides recommendations for provision of personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, safe patient handling and ergonomic equipment. Develops, implements and manages programs for injury prevention, safe patient handling, and ergonomics and develops these programs where they are not present or need improvement under the guidance of the Manager of Injury Prevention & Ergonomics.

  • Responsible for interdisciplinary collaboration towards a Culture of Safety, Health and Prevention and strives to establish best practices in these areas through successful outcome measures of improved employee and patient safety.

  • Provide ergonomic education, assessments, and injury prevention strategies to local ministries / departments under the guidance of the Manager of Injury Prevention & Ergonomics.

  • Use research and evidence based practice to establish guidelines in decision making for solutions in risk reduction and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Mentor, support and train Specialists and Coordinators to ensure appropriate skill sets for both functions and promote professional development.

  • Responsible for prioritization of work with departments with highest injury rates and determines root cause and establishment of an action plan for lowering injury rates and severity.

  • Identify ideas for improving existing programs and practices. Responsible for the development and implementation of new programs for injury reduction under the guidance of the Manager of Injury prevention. Develops the business case through return on investment matrix to demonstrate the investment optimization for senior management presentations.

  • Responsible for maintaining knowledgeable and adhering to current local, regional, state, and national standards and regulations that promote safety and injury prevention for patients and caregivers.

  • In collaboration with IP&E manager, Caregiver Health, and local leadership, facilitate the integration of caregiver safety with ministry key initiatives (ex: Caring Reliably, fall prevention, pressure ulcer injury prevention, committees).

  • Organize, lead, and attend the safe patient handling committee / EOC meetings on a monthly basis, or as is reasonable, as well as the facility incident and accident meetings or other appropriate committees.

  • Participate in the investigation process of employee injuries and root cause analysis


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Healthcare related field (RN, OT, PT, ATC, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety, Kinesiology is required and a minimum of 6-years of healthcare experience or a relevant combination of education and experience.

  • Six years experience in ergonomics or human factors in a healthcare setting

  • Active state license and/or certification as appropriate (i.e. PT, OT, RN)

  • Certification in ergonomics or safe patient handling (Within 2 years of Hire Date)

  • Ability to project manage in a timely and cost effective manner.

  • Ability to analyze data at a high level and create spreadsheets, graphs, charts and tables in Excel or other software application to display analysis of data.

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint basics, Outlook) to prepare data analysis, presentations and team communications.

  • Internet and basic research database search skills: Medline, Ovid, Pub Med, EBSCO, Google Scholar etc.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in a healthcare related field

  • Bachelors of Ergonomics or Human Factors also considered with 6 years of healthcare setting experience preferred

  • Basic Life Support training

  • Project Management related training (i.e. Lean, Continuous Improvement)

  • 2 years of Project Management experience

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence St. Joseph health from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Human Resources

Location: California-Burbank

Other Location(s): California-Torrance, California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 229633