Infection Prevention Environmental Health Specialist/Industrial Hygienist
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Internal Number: 206073
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Michigan Medicine's Infection Prevention & Epidemiology department is looking for a qualified and highly motivated individual for the position of Infection Prevention Environmental Health Specialist/Industrial Hygienist.
This position reports to the Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology and works closely with the Infection Prevention Project manager.
Co-lead the Healthcare Air Management Program (enterprise wide, including both the inpatient setting and ambulatory care centers)
Monthly IPE/Facilities Meeting
Ad Hoc Subgroup meetings
Lead work related to the Air Quality Management Program recommendations
Perform air testing/sampling determined by the program
Including but not limited to: air pressure testing (micromanometer), air flow testing (anemometer), smoke testing, particle counts
Interpreting airflow, pressure, particle counts or other related data
Compliance with other issues
Construction events, portable air filtration, inspection/rounding
Provide Regular Updates to institutional Committees (Infection Control Committee, Environment of Care Committee)
Make recommendation for remediation of issues identified
Assist with investigations related to potentially airborne illnesses or other events that impact the air handling
Assist with risk assessments of vulnerable areas with regards to potential exposure from HVAC systems
Make recommendations as needed in response to potential exposures, outbreaks, or events related to HVAC Systems
Review system monitoring data, identify gaps, make recommendations on monitoring areas without current system monitoring
Create a quality check system for air flow in critical spaces
Other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in Environmental Health Science/Industrial Hygiene.
Excellent communication and presentation skills and strong analytical capabilities.
Demonstrated ability to influence change, manage projects, work independently and with groups, efficiently able to meet deadlines, capable of performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and highly self-motivated.
Must be able to travel to Michigan Medicine sites, perform various air testing, collect and send out samples and perform assessments and visual inspections of various HVAC systems.
Three to five years of experience in Environmental Health/Industrial Hygiene in healthcare preferred.
Expertise with HVAC systems is preferred.
Primarily Monday-Friday with some weekend coverage as needed. Full-time (40 hours)
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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