Over the past two decades, shortages of generic, injectable medications critical to the lifesaving work of hospitals in the United States have become commonplace. Approximately 200 medically necessary drugs are on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s shortage list. Manufacturing challenges and predatory pricing are both the cause and result.
Who suffers most? Patients.
Civica is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization established in 2018 by health systems and philanthropies to reduce chronic generic drug shortages and related high prices in the United States. Led by an experienced team of health care and pharmaceutical industry leaders.
Today, more than 50 health systems have joined Civica. They represent over 1,200 hospitals and over 30 percent of all U.S. hospital beds. Civica has also begun to supply the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile of essential medicines.
Civica is improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs by making strides to ensure patients and their needs come first and that essential generic medications are accessible and affordable. Since established, the #1 Policy for the Civica team has been “Do What Is in the Best Interest of Patients.”
Civica is launching a subsidiary to enter the Outpatient pharmacy market partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield with the goal of reducing drug prices, especially high-cost generic drugs where market forces are not working to control drug costs.
To find out more about how Civica’s innovative model is directly impacting patient care, click here to read a recent article from the New England Journal of Medicine.
Intro to Civica
EHS Manager will be responsible for developing and managing Civica’s EHS program. Fostering a healthy safety culture. Implementation of effective programs from the ground-up and engaging various levels of the organization. Provide technical environment, safety and industrial hygiene support to the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinates and inspects construction and environmental remediation activities
- Investigate injuries/illnesses, near-misses and environmental incidents
- Manages and directs site in achieving Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) targets & objectives
- Develop, implement and improve Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) programs and processes including emergency preparedness and fire protection, safety risk assessments and safe working procedures for non-office activities, hazardous waste management, training, ergonomics, contractor safety, and crisis management
- Provide status updates and recommendations to senior management on program and policy development for health, safety and environmental compliance programs
- Monitor & inspect employees for compliance with PPE and other regulations
- Analyze spend and monitor budgets to identify cost savings opportunities
- Stay informed of industry best practices providing input and leadership in development and roll-out of companywide policies and procedures
- The position may also be responsible for treating minor injuries, managing worker’s comp
- Lead investigation of accidents, incidents, and near misses to identify causes and to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future
- Site EHS Program
- Influencing EHS culture
- Maintain compliance with all applicable Waste, Water and Air regulations through required preventative maintenance of the equipment, recordkeeping, preparation of report and plans
- Provide leadership to site staff, employees and EHS committees that will continue to drive a strong EHS culture
- Drive EHS compliance through audits, process / equipment review and proactive risk elimination and track corrective actions to closure
- Coordinate and conduct EHS training for employees contractors and visitors as needed
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety, Life Sciences, Engineering or related degree preferred
- Professional certification desired (Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Auditor)
- Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences/Engineering, Occupational Safety, or equivalent OR two-year technical degree and field or operations HVAC/mechanical experience
- Safety-related professional certifications desired
- 3-7 years of experience with an emphasis in health and safety management or experience in a technical environment requiring adherence to strong health and safety practices
- Familiarity with business continuity standards and practices
- Ability to deliver internal health and safety management courses
- Hands-on experience in the implementation of several of the occupational health components within an EHS program (hearing conservation, hazard communication, RPE, PPE, bloodborne pathogens, laboratory safety, IAQ, and air sampling)
- 10 plus years of experience in a similar manufacturing/industrial environment
- Certifications – CSP, CHMM, CPE, CIH certifications highly preferred
- Ability and willingness to perform essential physical requirements in order to maintain compliance with regulations and business expectations