The Sanitation Officer VSP is responsible for fleet wide shipboard sanitation audits with a view to achieve and maintain a level of food and water safety and sanitation on board that will minimize the risk to all guests and crew of any food related illness & communicable diseases. The Sanitation Officer VSP interacts with all dept heads & reports directly to the Hotel Director & Fleet Sanitation Officer VSP.
New addition is maintaining COVID-19 protocol on board the ship
Responsibility and authority:
Compliance with all aspects of the Vessel Sanitation Operation Manual, including but not limited to:
â¢ Potable water
â¢ Swimming Pools and Whirlpool Spas operation
â¢ Food safety
â¢ Integrated Pest Management Plan and Program
â¢ Housekeeping & Child Activity Centers VSP operation
â¢ Communicable Disease Prevention
â¢ Gastrointestinal Illness Surveillance
â¢ Review USPH corrective action with the Hotel Director and other department heads and assist with follow-up where necessary.
Maximize knowledge through training to achieve set sanitation standards that will comply with:
â¢ USPH (vessel sanitation manual)
â¢ Food and Drug Agency
â¢ USDA â United States Department of Agriculture
â¢ Any local regulations of countries the ship might visit.
â¢ Food Code, (US Public Health Service)
â¢ Ensure that the practical working requirements for the Vessel Sanitation Program, including any legal requirements, compliance and best practices are met.
â¢ Established public health manual in compliance with the Safety Management System.
â¢ Be familiar with the IPM equipment, chemicals and risk assessments.
â¢ Be familiar with the Vessel Sanitation Program and its aims.
â¢ Be familiar with the 1999 Food Code.
â¢ Schedule and carry out unannounced sanitation audits on a fleet wide basis.
â¢ Assist with VSP training of management and crew.
â¢ Analyse audit findings in a fair, balanced and constructive manner. Provide the ship with a written report indicating food and water sanitation conditions at the time of the inspection.
â¢ Liaise with USPH inspectors from the Vessel Sanitation Program for follow-up to the ships regular bi-annual inspections.
â¢ Accompany USPH inspectors during inspections.
â¢ Analyse USPH scores and reports and provide ships with necessary follow-up action.
â¢ Familiarize with the construction/basic engineering of catering buy out equipment (dishwashing machines, ovens, etc) and understand the differences in make and model, applications etc.
â¢ Liaise with dry dock and wet dock project managers regarding installation of new equipment.
â¢ Attend all wet and dry docks to evaluate IPM program.
â¢ Monitor shipboard IPM Plan and Program.
â¢ Ensure new-buildings comply with USPH regulations before service induction through assistance in training, audits etc.
â¢ Advise Shipâs Command immediate
Minimum experience and qualification requirements for position:
Minimum three years of relevant experience
University degree in either Environmental Health Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Public Health, Food Technology or Veterinary