SUNY Upstate Medical University


Employment Opportunity in Central New York


Ergonomics Specialist, Job # 16785


University Hospital of the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University 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:


Edgar Johnson

Diversity Recruiter

Human Resources Dept.

SUNY Upstate Medical University

750 East Adams Street

Syracuse, New York  13210

FAX:  315-464-4928