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Lead Risk Assessor/Inspector - UPMC Central Pa.

  • Job ID: 129126006
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Lead_Healthy Homes Prog
  • Location: 2645 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg PA 17110
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.29 to $28.95 / hour

Description

Are you a lead professional looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic, exciting and growing healthcare system? UPMC Central Pa's Healthy Homes Program is hiring a Lead Risk Assessor/Inspector to join their team.  The role is a full-time position, working day shift hours Monday through Friday.

Ideal candidates must be willing to travel within 15 counties in south central PA and be willign to attend Lead Risk Assessor/Inspector training within three months of hire. 

Purpose:
The Lead Risk Assesor/Inspector will conduct in-home Environmental Inspections (EI) to determine possible sources of lead (Pb) exposure contributing to an Elevated Blood Lead Level (EBLL) by use of the X-ray Florescent Spectrometer (XRF). Collects dust wipe and soil samples related to areas of concern adding further documentation to the EBLL investigation for a full comprehensive Lead Paint Inspection/Risk Assessment. Provides a detailed report of all findings on lead exposure risks and/or other health related factors to applicable person(s) and agencies. Connects family to potential resources and other programs to address lead exposure risks and the potential health effects.

Responsibilities:

  • Be cognizant of personal safety and safety of co-workers and take appropriate measures while working in varying environmental conditions. This may include pests, pets, illegal activities, structural deficiencies, or abuse situations.
  • Must comply with Mandated Report requirements and submit, either electronically or phone, any suspected cases of abuse and/or neglect.
  • Participate in program goal development and implementation.
  • Ensure all company vehicles and equipment are serviced at regular intervals.
  • Maintain and request laboratory sampling supplies. Recordkeeping of XRF locations and serviceability.
  • Conduct and complete referral forms from physician's office, State Health Nurse, Individuals, or other referring agencies.
  • Identify and differentiate Medical Assistant Clients and Private Insurance/Self Pay clients. Provide education by phone, email, or in person to all parties looking for information on Lead Based Paint/EBLL. Refer individuals to appropriate resources if not covered by the LPPE Program or refer to Program Manager for inclusion in the sliding fee scale criteria.
  • Conduct clearance inspections, when needed, following appropriate specifications.
  • Ensure knowledge base is kept up-to-date with any changes in federal and/or state regulation/law that would impact EIs.
  • Conducts follow up as needed.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with Code Enforcement and medical personnel.
  • Package dust wipe and soil analysis with Lead Paint Inspection Report that will be sent via United States Postal Service, email, or hand delivered to appropriate person(s) and agencies.
  • Collect dust wipe and soil samples related to areas of possible lead risk exposure.
  • Document any additional contributing factors possibly contributing to the EBLL such as; vocations, hobbies, cultural aspects, and/or other various factors.
  • Conduct EI investigation and document, via inspection software, all areas of lead risk and potential lead risk exposure.
  • Obtain intake information via phone, email, or in person for new EBLL cases.
  • Skills:
    • Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal settings.
    • Interact with public agencies, medical staff, and the general public in the course of job duties.
    • Interpret collected data and analyze to determine possible root cause of lead exposure (if possible).
    • Understand the different dust wipe and soil limits related to EPA and HUD projects.
    • Must be able to use interpreter service phone on an external setting when required.
    • Proficient in a second language is preferred but not required.
    • Provide clear instruction on appropriate methods to the repair of lead based paint materials.
    • EPA: Renovate, Repair, and Paint Guidelines (EPA: RRP)
      • Abatement
      • Encapsulation
      • Encasement
      • Interim Control Measures
  • Knowledge:
    • Develop and demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the effects of EBLL and appropriate response related to an EBLL such as;
      • lead exposure reduction/prevention
      • dietary guidelines
      • Chelation/Succimer therapy.
    • Become familiar with Environmental Protections Agency (EPA and Housing and Urban Development guidelines in regards to Residential Lead Based Paint.
    • Continually increase knowledge base on other means of lead exposure.
    • Obtain and maintain an EPA or state certified Lead Risk Assessor/Inspector license
  • Data Management:
    • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Use of the LPA-1 data software management record.
    • Keep and maintain EI records in both electronic and/or paper formats.
  • Maintain a valid Pennsylvania Driver's License. Demonstrate safe driving practices. Willingness to use personal vehicle to complete inspections in the event Pinnacle vehicles are unavailable.
  • Implement other duties as assigned by the Program Manager or designee.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited college or university, or in process of graduating with B.S. in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Nursing, Public Health, or similar.
  • Develop and demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the effects of EBLL and appropriate response related to an EBLL such as
    • lead exposure reduction/preventiono dietary guidelines
    • Chelation/Succimer therapy.
  • Become familiar with Environmental Protections Agency (EPA and Housing and Urban Development guidelines in regards to Residential Lead Based Paint.
  • Continually increase knowledge base on other means of lead exposure.
  • Obtain and maintain an EPA or state certified Lead Risk Assessor/Inspector license.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal settings.
  • Interact with public agencies, medical staff, and the general public in the course of job duties.
  • Interpret collected data and analyze to determine possible root cause of lead exposure (if possible).
  • Understand the different dust wipe and soil limits related to EPA and HUD projects.
  • Must be able to use interpreter service phone on an external setting when required.
  • Proficient in a second language is preferred but not required.
  • Provide clear instruction on appropriate methods to the repair of lead based paint materials.
  • EPA: Renovate, Repair, and Paint Guidelines (EPA: RRP)
  • Abatemento Encapsulationo Encasemento Interim Control Measures


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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