National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union and professional association for nurses, seeks a Health and Safety Representative for a position based in the San Francisco Bay area. NNU leads the bedside nurses’ movement to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a healthcare system driven by patient needs.
NNU’s Health and Safety Division monitors work-related health and safety issues and trends affecting direct care, bedside registered nurses (RNs) and other healthcare workers; conducts research, literature reviews, synthesis and analysis on issues within its area of concern; collaborates with the legal, government relations, communications and collective bargaining departments; serves as a resource on work-related health and safety issues for labor representatives and organizing staff; provides oral and written testimony and submits public comments on behalf of the organization; develops materials and other resources on pertinent work-related health and safety issues and applicable regulatory standards; and provides continuing education programs.
The Health and Safety Representative will serve as a general resource on work-related health and safety issues, appropriate and effective employer prevention measures, and occupational and environmental health advocacy issues for the organization.
The Health and Safety Representative will plan, organize, coordinate and present education and training programs on work-related health and safety issues, prevention, applicable standards and enforcement at a grassroots and leadership level.
We seek a candidate with the following qualities:
Experience designing and leading workshops, trainings, or other adult education programs.
Knowledge of work-related health and safety issues with experience in healthcare preferred.
Ability to interpret and apply OSHA standards relevant to healthcare and to recommend corrective measures when needed.
Ability and willingness to travel.
A valid driver’s license.
Strong commitment to social and economic justice. Organizing experience a plus.
Strong writing skills required.
An advanced degree or certification in industrial hygiene, public health, or a related field preferred.
Please send a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format and complete the online application.
NNU provides a very competitive salary and benefit package including full family and domestic partner coverage, medical, dental, and pension.
National Nurses United is the premiere organization of registered nurses and one of the fastest growing labor and professional organizations in the U.S. and a strong, progressive voice for nurses, patients and healthcare workers around the world. We are seeking a like-minded and experienced professional who believes in our mission with a personal dedication to social justice issues.
National Nurses United is committed to Equal Opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.
About National Nurses United AFL-CIO
National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, seeks an experienced industrial hygienist/ hospital health & safety specialist. NNU leads the Registered Nurse movement to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a health care system driven by patient needs. NNU has negotiated the best Registered Nurse collective bargaining contracts in the nation and provided critical leadership in the decision to endorse a single-payer healthcare system based on "updating and expanding Medicare benefits" for all Americans.
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