Swedish Medical Center Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Trainer (Relief) in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Trainer (On Call, Day) to work in the Injury Management Program at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Trainer is responsible for supporting the Safe Patient Handling and Injury Management program by following up on identified educational needs, assisting in development of content, and implementation of the training program.

In this position you will:

  • Plan, coordinate, and provide education for both patient and non-patient care staff regarding lifts and transfer

  • Plans, coordinates, and provides education for both patient and non-patient care staff regarding office ergonomics

  • Performs and/or follows-up with basic ergonomic assessments of employees’ work stations and makes recommendations for changes that will improve body mechanics

  • Acts as a resource for safe lifts and transfers of patients in a variety of situations including but not limited to bed to chair, bed to stretcher, floor to chair or bed, stretcher transportation, assistance with ambulation and any difficult moves

  • Orient new staff and provide ongoing training of staff on proper body mechanics involved in various work settings

  • Promote rehabilitation, preventive strategies, wellness, and return to work processes with departments

  • Works with Ergonomics and Injury Reduction Specialist to plan, implement, and evaluate injury prevention programs and training

  • Assists with the implementation of pre-hire and/or post-injury assessments related to ergonomic capacity

  • Meets all documentation requirements in a complete and timely manner including but not limited to: outcome data collection, clinical information, policy updates, safe patient handling equipment allocation, training, continuing and in-service education, etc

  • Makes clinical rounds across all sites and units to measure compliance and assess educational needs. Provides just in time training and education

  • Assesses efficacy of sling management on units and offers strategies for improvement

  • Performs training and education on injury prevention to employees, department leadership and management of individual departments, one to one, in small groups, or in a formal presentation format; e.g.: orientation, skills training, champion training

  • Evaluates clinical competence of personnel on a regular basis in various skills training and orientation programs and makes recommendations to the applicable Department Director, Clinical Education and Practice Department, or other applicable hospital personnel, etc., on a timely basis


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • A graduate of an accredited program of exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical or occupational therapy assistant program or licensed physical or occupational therapist

  • CEAS License within 18 months of hire

  • Must have proficiency ofergonomics knowledge to allow for focus on solving human performance problemsby providing education, training, therapy and practical advice on how to changehuman-related factors affected by the technological components of the workenvironment

  • Valid Washington State drivers’ license and ability to travel to all campuses

  • Possession of the minimum(or greater) auto insurance coverage as mandated by the state of Washingtonalso required

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Three years of healthcare experience with emphasis in injury prevention programs

About Swedish Shared Services

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Broadway 1 (WA199) 601 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 205729