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Laboratory Safety Consultant

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Position Description

The Consultant, Safety (Lab) increases health and safety awareness at all levels within the organization. Primary responsibilities include: maintain compliance with state and federal regulations, CAP and Occupational Health and Safety programs as applicable; oversee laboratory and chemical safety for teammates; conduct periodic laboratory and facility safety inspections; maintain and develop chemical, biological and safety related policy, procedures or other documents; maintain up to date chemical inventory and SDS and manage biological and chemical waste disposal plans; and lead safety education for the laboratory operations. This position reports to the Quality Manager or Assistant Medical Director

Oversees safety and health issues and has the authority to stop or modify unsafe operations/practices within or outside the scope of the Incident Action Plan, notifying the Manager of actions taken


·         Conducts regular safety audits of facility and teammate compliance

o Monitors fire and electrical safety with Facility Manager

o Evaluates ergonomics, manages chemical hygiene program, waste management program, monitors PPE and infection prevention programs

o Monitors general safety practices in the clinical laboratory and support operation departments; ensures annual safety competency and training is performed

o Monitors security access under direction of Facility Manager

Ensures compliance with current health and safety legislation and/or regulations with the objective of ensuring that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect the safety and health of teammates and visitors


o   Manages SDS and chemical hygiene program in conjunction with Laboratory Operations; monitors use of chemicals, inventory, storage and education of teammates

o   Manages infectious disease reporting and state reportable programs, oversees updates per state and local requirements

·         Investigates and reports on all serious/critical personal injury accidents occurring to teammates and/or visitors to the appropriate senior leader, and to assist in the investigation of all accidents/incidents that result in substantial damage

·         Responds to teammates safety concerns

o Investigates and reports on complaints of hazardous working conditions to the Director and/or other appropriate senior leader

o Tracks trends of injury/exposure for engineering or work practice control changes

o Manages teammate Hepatitis B vaccination program, records of exposure, examination and follow up

·         Responds to fires and other emergencies on or about the property

·         Coordinates registration and removal of hazardous waste

·         Arranges for Occupational Health and Safety testing and/or evaluations of the workplace by external agencies/consultants as may be necessary

·         Acts as liaison with Facilities manager regarding for all related governmental bodies and regulating agencies

o   Interacts with municipal and State Emergency planners, update plans, organize exercises and evaluate procedures

o   Interacts with the fire department regarding emergency procedures, communications and fire safety education programs

·         Coordinates the training of personnel in areas of safety, accident prevention and investigation, work place inspections and other matters (as applicable) related to implementing safety procedures in facilities

·         Coordinates the facility emergency preparedness procedures and act as the organizations emergency on- site representative

o Assists leadership team in emergency preparedness

·         Develops, reviews and updates appropriate sections of the Emergency Procedures Manual

·         Oversees and manages the Safety Committee

·         Ensures that facility/labs safety practices are aligned with DaVita corporate practices

·         Assumes other duties as may be assigned

About DaVita Laboratories
DaVita Labs is a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory delivering timely, accurate lab results focused primarily on kidney care with a relentless commitment to quality. We serve more than 180,000 patients and perform 52 million renal tests annually. We make a difference. We enjoy what we do. Our teammates are best in class professionals who enjoy a challenging yet rewarding work environment where fun and hard work intermingle every day. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and a place to call home.  As a labs teammate, you become a member of our community and you also become a citizen of something bigger, something great, and something unique - the DaVita Village.  With the backing of the overall DaVita Healthcare Partners brand, we are on an exciting trajectory.
Check out our short video to hear directly from teammates as to why YOU should join OUR Village!
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    


Want to make an impact in Healthcare? Through science, technology, quality and education, we are committed to expanding discovery and empowering lives. This empowerment comes in many forms. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and place to call home.


   ·         BS/BA in related field, Industrial Hygienist, or appropriate combination of education and experience

·         At least three (3) years Lab or Hospital experience as a safety officer- preferred

·         Previous experience managing projects ranging from simple to complex, including projects with several sub- teams

·         Ability to coordinate projects and teams not geographically co-located

Ability to work within deadlines and with multiple priorities; ability to adapt to changing priorities

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Laboratory Safety Consultant
  • Job Function: Laboratory
  • Location: Deland, Florida