Department / Unit:
|Occupational Health and Safety
Reporting to the Director, Human Resources the Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) supports the departmental and organizational strategic priorities and initiatives and actively participates in ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations. The OHN is responsible for the supporting the Occupational Health & Wellness Services and programs which include needs monitoring, assessment and implementation of Occupational Health Programs including but not limited to Infection Prevention and Control protocols as outlined in the OHA/OMA Guidelines, MOHLTC directives, protocols and practices.
The OHN support employees, physicians and the organization through; attendance assistance and monitoring, new hire health assessments, health surveillance, first aid, immunization testing and surveillance, flu clinics, N95 respirator fit testing, counselling, and critical incident debriefing. The OHN assists with the development, education, marketing, promotion and maintenance of pro-active wellness initiatives and educational programs on a variety of health, safety and wellness topics through regular in-service sessions.
HOURS: Days, Monday to Friday or as per operational needs. Weekend work and off shifts infrequent but maybe required to manage outbreak/emergency situations (Subject to change in accordance with operational requirements).
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
• Current Certificate of Registration and member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Minimum 5 years front line nursing experience in acute, unionized healthcare setting
• Experience in supporting employees through their employment lifecycle as it relates to their health and well – being e.g. pre-placement health assessment, orientation, education, monitoring and surveillance
• Current Standard First Aid Certificate & demonstrated ability to respond appropriately to medical emergencies
• Experience in case management related to attendance, short- and long-term disability is essential
• Demonstrated expertise, knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases and their prevention
• Motivated and self-directed individual with the ability to function effectively both autonomously and as a team member
• Strong working knowledge of relevant of the OHSA & Health Care Regulations, Public Hospitals Act; WSIA & Regulations, WHMIS, Occupational Health Principles and Practices, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Case Management and OHRC duty to accommodate principles
• Proven experience and ability to support wellness and educational programs
• Sound judgment and decision-making skills
• Excellent communication (oral, written, and presentation) and interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational, time management skills and problem-solving skills; able to set and adjust priorities
• Proficient in MS Office and Parklane
• Certificate in OHS and/or strong knowledge of OHSA is considered as asset
• Acceptable performance and attendance records