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EHS Nurse

Company: Biolife Plasma Services
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAbout Us:Every day, our BioLife Testing Laboratories' mission is to ensure the highest quality testing standards for the plasma we collect. The plasma our centers collect will become life-changing medicines for patients in need. Here, a commitment to lab testing quality, customer service to our centers and most importantly our commitment to our patients is expected. -BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.What Takeda can offer you:Takeda offers a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment. Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we'll support you.More about us:At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to bring Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. -POSITION OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Responsible for providing EHS guidance and technical support to the BioLife Testing Laboratories as directed.
  • Assures lab compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations and company standards.
  • Key contributor in the development, coordination, and implementation of the health and safety program for the BioLife Testing Laboratories.
  • Provides direct care services to staff, hosts health promotion activities and trainings, and acts as liaison for worker's compensation cases with internal stakeholders and third party providers.ACCOUNTABILITIES
    • Assists in overall development, evaluation, administration, and implementation of EHS policies and programs at the BioLife Testing Laboratories.
    • Facilitates the EHS Safety Committee meetings and provides support to lab stakeholders and other groups as directed.
    • Provides technical assistance and assessments to lab management and facilities as it relates to EHS risks associated with new processes, equipment, safe work practices, and/or employee health.
    • Provides triage services for work-related injuries and illnesses, including first aid and referral to offsite Occupational Health Providers.
    • Maintains employee medical records, including management of EHS events and work-related injuries/illnesses in Electronic Incident Management system.
    • Conducts pre-placement evaluation of new hires to include assessment of medical history questionnaires.
    • Prepares and/or assists with creating and maintaining reports including tracking and trending of audit findings, regulated medical waste generation, EHS incidents, root causes and corrective action preventative action (CAPA) closure.
    • Reviews and updates lab EHS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), as needed.
    • Participates in the goal setting process for programs having significant impact on employee health and safety.
    • Participates in audit/preparation for compliance with EHS programs and policy.
    • Collaborates among multiple stakeholders to ensure program success, regulatory compliance, and business continuity.
    • Other duties as assigned.DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise (Breadth and depth of knowledge, application and complexity of technical knowledge)
      • Provides routine/non-routine problem solving for the management of safety risks impacting employee health to the BioLife Testing Laboratories and other groups as directed.
      • Working basic knowledge of applicable state/local laws and how those laws impact the facilities that are being supported.
      • Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to maintain complete and accurate records.Leadership (Vision, strategy and business alignment, people management, communication, influencing others, managing change)
        • Integrity
        • Fairness
        • Honesty
        • Perseverance
          • Putting the patient at the center
          • Building trust with society
          • Reinforcing our reputation
          • Developing the business
          • Support decisions to minimize business interruptions.
          • Ability to assess problems and propose solutions.
          • Able to gain alignment between cross-functional teams.Decision-making and Autonomy (The capacity and authority to make organizational decisions, autonomy in decision-making, complexity of decisions, impact of decisions, problem-soliving)
            • Regularly resolves moderate processes/employee safety issues.
            • Coordinates changes to safety processes with internal and external stakeholders.
            • Works with internal stakeholders when making recommendations on safety improvements for the laboratories.Interaction (The span and nature of one's engagement with others when performing one's job, internal and external relationships)
              • Interfaces with employees of various educational backgrounds and levels within the company. - Must be able to communicate effectively with all these various business partners.
              • Ability to support problem resolution and contribute to solutions.
              • Collaborate with stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
              • Facilitate remote ways of working with internal and external stakeholders (interactions by phone, MS Teams or via email).
              • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
              • Excellent computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.)
              • Advises employees and managers regularly on a variety of topics, including safety risks/mitigation to reduce workplace injury/illness, etc. (Internal)
              • Seeks advice from other partners and other support functions (Takeda corporate EHS network) in complex safety matters. (External)Innovation (The required level of scientific knowledge, knowledge sharing, innovation and risk taking)
                • Strong capability to engage, communicate and work effectively with individuals of varying job levels, geographic locations and dispositions.
                • Aptitude in using Risk Management for completion of assessments, decision making, and recommendation process.Complexity (Products managed, mix of businesses, internal and/or external business environment, cultural considerations)
                  • Collaborate with BioLife EHS HQ team, HR Lead/Manager, Lab Facilities Manager, Lab Management, Legal and other key stakeholders, in complex and/or high risk employee health and safety matters.EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: -
                    • Essential: Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree, or equivalent graduate of a recognized educational nursing program.
                    • Active Nursing License in good standing required.
                    • Desired: Prior experience managing safety programs with working knowledge of the plasma collection business. Minimum of two years of safety professional experience working with leaders in a large/matrix organization is a plus. -Minimum of two years in a clinical or hospital setting preferred.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
                      • Travel up to 20% may be required BioLife Compensation and Benefits Summary We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. -For Location:USA - AL - HooverU.S. Base Salary Range:$67,900.00 - $106,700.00The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.--- The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location. -U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-term incentives. U.S. based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S. based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.EEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsUSA - AL - HooverBirmingham, ALWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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