Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Manager-Employee Health & Safety in Winfield, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Company Job ID-15338Description Manages the health, safety, and well-being initiatives of the NM Workforce in designated geographic region. Manages a team of workforce health and safety professionals who partner collaboratively with the functional areas across Northwestern Medicine in support of organizational and team objectives. Coordinates team resources for responsiveness to organizational priorities.Integrates workplace interventions that protect health & safety with activities that advance the overall well-being of the workforce.Develops and manages processes and systems for collecting, analyzing and reporting data regarding employee injuries, illnesses, and exposures. Reviews employee injury data to prioritize initiatives and implement injury reduction strategies. Identifies root causes and risks for the workforce and works collaboratively with NM stakeholders to respond with appropriate policies, process improvements, training and mitigation strategies to ensure a safe work environment for employees, physicians, residents, students, visitors, and other campus partners.Stays abreast of occupational health and employee safety regulations, trends, benchmarks and best practice and incorporates new knowledge into organizational programs and plans. Fosters and maintains positive relationships employees, physicians and all levels of management.Motivates stakeholders to adopt systems and process changes implemented during projects.Assures the department's adherence to sound financial management practices and all applicable NM financial policies, through the development of conservative budgets and regular, systematic analysis of how funds are used, for both operational activity and capital projects.Fosters the development and maintenance of a cohesive, high-energy, collaborative, and quality-focused work team. Acts as a change agent to systematically drive and implement change throughout the organization in support of a "Safety Always" culture.Required:Bachelor degree in Occupational/Environmental Health, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related field and/or comparable experience.Seven to ten (7-10) years progressive, relevant work experience.Demonstrated management experience with professional staff.Ability to supervise technical work involving reviews and evaluation, program development, and program planning and implementation.Knowledge of OSHA standards and other relevant regulatory health and safety codes.Proven experience organizing, planning, and executing large-scale projects from the conceptual stage through implementation.Rigorous analytical skills and persuasive leadership skills.Proven experience in managing cross-functional teams. Strong verbal and written communication skills.Strong interpersonal skills.Excellent critical thinking and judgment.Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.Flexible/adaptable - ability to work well with ambiguity.Customer Service orientation.Proficient MS Excel, Powerpoint and Project user. Preferred:Master Degree in Occupational/Environmental Health, Public Health, Business, or related field and/or comparable experience.RN preferredProven experience with process improvement methodologies, such as Lean, DMAIC or similar, particularly related to occupational injury reduction and workers' compensation cost reduction.Experience within a healthcare or hospital setting.Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.