Job Description

Payroll Title:
Workers' Comp Injury Prevention(427946)
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour days, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117126 Injury Prevention Specialist

Filing Deadline: Wed 7/6/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Position will remain opened until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/24/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/06/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


This position will be dedicated to the reduction of workplace-related injuries within UC San Diego Health. The ideal applicant will apply professional knowledge and expertise within EH&S-Injury Prevention.

This EHS 3 professional develops, recommends, and implements programs, policies, and procedures associated with the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of potential health and safety hazards across services and disciplines throughout all UC San Diego Health locations. As part of the Injury and Illness Prevention team, core job duties will include:

* manages and administers one or more safety and health programs and services

* assessing the work environment for risks and hazards;

* identifying modifications needed to support a safer and more efficient workplace;

* follow-up on injury reports, and identify opportunities for prevention;

* developing and administering engaging safety training and education materials across all disciplines and UC San Diego Health locations;

* participating in project planning and recommendations;

* participating in workgroups and committees to foster collaboration with other disciplines

* captures and report metrics for analytic purposes and identify opportunities for improvement within the program

* uses a variety of methods, techniques, and evaluation for obtaining goals and objectives

* generates comprehensive reports for identified hazards, method for analysis, data interpretation, corrective action, and evaluation for success or further need for improvements

As part of the Injury Prevention team, will participate in support of other programs as needed.


  • Bachelors degree within Public Health and Occupational Health and Safety programs or comparable field.

  • Three (3) years experience working within healthcare, laboratory, and industrial setting within the capacity of an Industrial Hygiene or EHS professional.

  • Regulatory Knowledge of Cal/OSHA Title 8 and ANSI standards.

  • Competency in using measurement and sampling tools.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial hygiene or EHS safety principles.

  • Ability to manage, deliver, and implement an effective safety program.

  • Ability to effectively provide presentations to different audiences/groups.

  • Ability to generate, collate, and report data related to program evaluation.

  • Ability to conduct a hazard assessment, incident follow-up, and generate an incident/evaluation report with an appropriate plan of action.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with recommendations for solutions.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Minimum certification: OSHA 30 Hours and one safety certificate (ASP, CSP, CIH,COSS, CHSP)


  • CIH and CSP.
  • Healthcare background.
  • TJC knowledge.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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