Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$80,000.00 - $104,400.00 / Yr
La Jolla Medical Center
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday- Friday

#130623 Injury Prevention Specialist

Filing Deadline: Mon 7/15/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/03/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/15/2024. 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 - Ergonomist 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:

  • The core program is Healthcare Ergonomics, however, as part of the Injury Prevention team, will participate in support of other programs that include safe patient handling, occupational safety, accommodations, and general safety as needed.
  • Provide ergonomic guidance and support for the selection of ergonomic equipment and accessories for workstations and clinical setting use.
  • Assessing and evaluating the work environment for musculoskeletal and repetitive motion risks and hazards.
  • Identifying ergonomic controls 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 alldisciplines and UC San Diego Health locations.
  • Participating in project planning and recommendations.
  • Participating in workgroups and committees to foster collaboration with other disciplines including occupational health, human resources, worker’s compensation, facilities, and project planning and development.
  • Captures and report metrics for analytical 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.
  • Candidates invited for interview will be asked to provide a work sample.


  • Bachelor's degree in Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Kinesiology, Public Health, Allied Health, Healthcare, and Occupational Health and Safety programs or comparable field and three (3) years of related experience, education/training working within healthcare, laboratory, and/or industrial setting.
  • Regulatory Knowledge of Cal/OSHA Title 8 and ANSI standards.
  • Cal/OSHA 30-Hour Cert - General Industry.
  • Successful completion of Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) within six months of hire.
  • Competency in using measurement, sampling tools, and safety equipment/devices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace safety principles and injury prevention strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • 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 and improvements.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


  • Knowledge or proficiency using an ergonomic assessment software (e.g. Ergosuite)
  • Healthcare background.
  • Cal/OSHA knowledge.
  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $74,300 - $134,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $35.58 - $64.42

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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