At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences we perform research aimed at promoting health, and reducing disease and disability among workers across the nation, and particularly in Oregon, leading to healthier workers and healthier businesses.
The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program at OHSU is seeking to fill a fatality investigator and outreach specialist position at the rank of Research Associate, or Senior Research Associate (rank dependent upon education and experience).The position will be part time.
The OR-FACE fatality investigator will report to Dr. Ryan Olson (OR-FACE Project Director, see http://bit.ly/rolson) and work closely with the OR-FACE research coordinator. The OR-FACE investigator and outreach specialist will also collaborate with Outreach and Education staff at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences.The mission of OR-FACE is to prevent occupational fatalities through surveillance, targeted investigation, and outreach. Primary job responsibilities for this position include:
Conducting 4-6 occupational fatality investigations annually, both independently and in collaboration with Oregon OSHA and other industry experts as needed. Publishing fatality investigation reports according to NIOSH standards.
Providing general occupational safety and health technical expertise for all aspects of the OR-FACE research program (see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/outreach/or-face/)
Producing technical content for outreach publications (e.g., fatality investigations, hazard alerts, brochures, website blogs, annual report) and working with the OR-FACE research coordinator to prepare the publications for print or release.
Coordinating and implementing OR-FACE outreach and education efforts. Examples include collaboration with the annual SAIF Agricultural Safety Series and organizing events for the Oregon GOSH conference.
Maintaining and developing research partnerships with trade associations and/or unions (e.g., Associated Oregon Loggers, Oregon Home Builders Association).
Participating in and supporting the Institutes Outreach and Education program and its activities and events (e.g., blog, conferences, event sponsorships)
At the Research Associate level a Masters degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience, OR Bachelors degree with major courses in field of research (or RN or allied health professional) and 5 years of relevant experience.At the Senior Research Associate level a Doctorate degree in relevant field OR Master's degree in relevant field plus NP or PAand 5 years of relevant work experience, OR Bachelors degree 9 years of relevant work experience.
Three or more years of experience in occupational safety and health practice (private sector, insurance, or government).
Broad practical and technical understanding of occupational hazards and their elimination and control.
Experience in one or more high-risk industries, such as construction, transportation, agriculture, health care, commercial fishing, or mining.
The job involves maintaining and developing relationships with governmental, insurance, business, and management/labor partners (e.g., Oregon OSHA, workers compensation insurers, medical examiner, police, NIOSH, trade associations, labor unions) and our research partner, the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.
Experience in injury or fatality investigation, including root cause analysis techniques.
Ability to understand and compute descriptive statistics for occupational fatality counts and their characteristics, and calculate and understand fatality rates.
Knowledge of, or prior experience using, OR-FACE or NIOSH FACE research and outreach products would be highly desirable, as well as active engagement with the regional occupational safety and health community, such as the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association or American Society of Safety Engineers, Oregon chapters.
A Bachelors or Masters degree in an occupational safety and health discipline is highly desired (e.g., industrial hygiene, industrial engineering, environmental and occupational public health). Certified Safety Professionals or Certified Industrial Hygienists are strongly encouraged to apply, but such certifications are not required.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm