Senior Clinical Health and Safety Officer at The Ohio State University

Senior Clinical Health and Safety Officer at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
December 11, 2019
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry seeks a Program Director for Clinical Health and Safety. This position provides governance of the organization's environmental, health and safety requirements, leading compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Organization: The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Dean of Clinic Administration and Patient Care and function as an integral team member dedicated to promoting a safe environment that facilitates overall satisfaction and provides a culture conducive to team development and professional growth. This position develops and maintains effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and internal and external stakeholders. This position requires in-depth knowledge of organizational operations and functions on both College of Dentistry and related university levels and a solid knowledge of industry trends and innovations. Responsible for the strategic direction and comprehensive oversight of health / safety initiatives, this position directs clinic health, safety / compliance programs setting comprehensive goals and objectives within the context of the university This position serves as the Chair or Co-Chair on several College of Dentistry committees. In addition, this position participates in other health and safety committees across the university .The candidate must be detail oriented, self-motivated, and possess excellent time management, organizational, written / verbal communication skills, with ability to work independently and to plan and meet multiple short and long-range deadlines.

Position Requirements

Desired Qualifications

A minimum of 5-7 years of experience working in the field of health and safety compliance, experience working in a dental or clinical health and safety setting, experience working with OSHA regulations, including the blood borne pathogen and hazard communication, experience working with laboratory safety and inspections;; knowledge and understanding of CDC, AAMI and the Ohio State Dental Board rules and regulations; strategic and long-range planning experience; creative and technical writing experience, supervisory experience.

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in, public health, healthcare administration, industrial hygiene or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable experience in program planning and administration.

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The College of Dentistry’s atmosphere is one of collaboration and inclusiveness, where differences in thought and experience are embraced and celebrated.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.