SUNY Upstate Medical University
Employment Opportunity in Central New York
Specialist, Job # 16785
of the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate
located in Syracuse, is Central
New York's only academic and level one trauma medical center, and
one of the largest employers in the area.
As an inclusive employer, we are committed to excellence through
diversity shown through our ongoing efforts in recruiting and retention, and
strongly believe in a workforce that reflects its community. Enthusiastically, we’re on our way to
building the first and only children’s hospital in Central New York
scheduled to open in 2007.
We are currently seeking an Ergonomics Specialist to work in
our Employee/Student Health Services Department. The selected candidate will be responsible
for overseeing all activities necessary to develop and implement a
comprehensive ergonomics program for University
Hospital which includes conducting
ergonomic surveys and investigations for the purposes of establishing on the
job hazards and corrective measures for prevention. Will conduct work site
evaluations to determine compliance. Provide staff training on proper work
practices and use of proper body mechanics to reduce risk of musculoskeletal
disorders. Collaborate with departments to provide guidance in the correct
selection, adjustment and use of work tools, equipment and furniture. Work with
departments to develop a library of the physical demands of all positions.
Develop purchasing and construction standards for University
Hospital. Develop ergonomic
training materials and methodologies and establish a process to identify at
risk employees and provide customized training specific to their needs. Will
establish a committee for ergonomics. Encourage wellness actives such as
physical fitness, weight management and smoking cessation.
This is a grant funded temporary position.
Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Ergonomics,
Human Factors or closely related field and a minimum of 2 years relevant
experience required, preferably in a health care setting.
To apply, fax, email, or mail cover letter and resume
referencing job # to:
Human Resources Dept.
750 East Adams Street
AA/EEO EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE THROUGH DIVERSITY