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Job Title: Hospital Environmental Health and Safety Investigator (HSC 4) – DOH7898
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Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Posted: 1/24/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tumwater,  WA    USA
Position Description: Are you ready to make a significant impact on public health in Washington State? Do you have a passion for improving patient safety and ensuring health care facilities are meeting state and federal standards? Join our Hospital Systems Investigation Team as a Health Services Consultant 4!

We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to fill this role. This is an incredible opportunity to work serving the community as an agency expert in health care facility inspections and complaint investigations and as a crucial agency-wide expert on high-visibility and high- sensitivity issues.

Make a difference

As the Hospital Environmental Health and Safety Investigator, our Health Services Consultants support the agency’s mission to work with others to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State by providing professional and technical expertise in conducting environmental health and safety inspections and other non-clinical compliance inspections and investigations in state and federally regulated hospitals. In addition, Health Services Consultants may also provide technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders and customers regarding compliance and related issues and explain the results of an inspection and investigation in various settings, including testifying in legal proceedings.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Conducting on-site and off-site inspections and investigations in multiple geographic areas within Washington State determining compliance with state and federal health and safety standards in assigned health care facilities including but not limited to: Acute Aare Hospitals (HAC), Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), and Psychiatric Hospitals (HPSY). In conjunction with state and federal rules and regulations, creating written reports and giving verbal explanations of investigation findings. Providing education and technical assistance on compliance with state and federal health and safety regulations of assigned facilities. Coordinating with other state agencies, federal agencies, environmental and public health programs, and organizations such as DOH Office of Drinking Water and Wastewater Management, local health departments, and community organizations as appropriate to integrate and promote consistency and clarity of information for patient safety.


A Bachelor's Degree or higher in environmental health, public health, or allied science AND four (4) or more years of experience in environmental health, which includes at least one year in an administrative, consultative, advisory, or supervisory capacity.

Organization Description: About DOH

Join the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and be part of a dynamic team dedicated to safeguarding public health. As a frontline defender of our communities, DOH collaborates with partners around the clock to impact the lives of every Washingtonian and visitor. We’re not just an organization; we’re a catalyst for change, guided by our core values of Equity, Innovation, and Engagement. Our Transformational Plan for the future of Washington’s health is in motion, and we invite you to make a meaningful impact on the well-being of the state by joining us in this exciting journey. Your work at DOH truly matters.

Closing Date: 4/24/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kristina Cox,  Hospital Environmental Health and Safety Investigator (HSC 4) – DOH7898
Contact Location: 101 Israel Rd SE
Twn Cntr 1
Tumwater   WA  98501
United States
Contact Location: 101 Israel Rd SE
  Twn Cntr 1
  Tumwater   WA  98501
  United States
Contact Phone: 3602364152 
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Web Address: 101 Israel Rd SE
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