Occupational Health Nurse
The Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for providing critical input into the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of employee health programs and delivering a variety of health promotion, injury/illness and disease prevention services to staff throughout the PHSA, ensuring that the organization meets related legislated requirements and professional standards of practice. In collaboration with other Workplace Health team members, PHSA management, and workers, the position supports an overall safe and healthy workforce.Key Accountabilities
- Plays a critical role in the recommendation, development, delivery, and evaluation of employee health programs.
- Assesses the health of employees and work groups.
- Consults and advises managers, supervisors, and staff on potential health risks involving exposure to chemical, biological, physical and psychosocial hazards and application of relevant procedures and standards of practice in compliance with governing regulations and guidelines. Identifies health surveillance needs and establishes appropriate monitoring processes.
- Reviews the immunity status of staff; identifies and arranges specific tests; and provides appropriate immunizations.
- Develops, implements, and maintains confidential employee health records using established electronic databases.
- Educates staff in safe work practices as applicable to communicable disease prevention, health awareness, and behaviour/attitudes/perceptions to reduce morbidity/mortality.
Education, Training and Experience
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a diploma or bachelor's degree of nursing and practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) supplemented by completion of BCCDC's Immunization Competency Course and three (3) years of recent related experience in occupational or public health.
Skills and Abilities
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- Demonstrated knowledge of employee health principles and practices and the ability to work in a dynamic environment of changing priorities required.
- Ability to work independently and be guided by standards of practice, WCB regulations and PHSA standards.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills.
- Problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Ability to prepare written reports and letters, and proposals.
- Ability to use related equipment including the human resources information management system, word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet tools.
Status: Temporary Full-time (July 2019 to July 2020 or until return of incumbent)
Location: 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Closing date: Posting will remain open until filled.
Reference #: 82222About Us
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/family-brands
We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.