Occupational Health Nurse
The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) is a vital team member of the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) department. The roles and responsibilities of each team member are collaborative and support individual employees and the organization in the provision of a safe and healthy work environment. The OHN plays an integral role in the provision of the OH&S programs - communicable disease surveillance, blood borne disease management, absence management, health assessments (pre-placement, referrals, respiratory fitness, illness, injury), health surveillance, health teaching and promotion, immunization, disability management - STD, LTD, WSIB; work accommodation, prevention of violence in the workplace as well as others.
-Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
-CNA certification in Occupational Health Nursing – COHN(C)
-Certificate or diploma in Occupational Health Nursing
-A minimum of 5 years of recent experience in Occupational Health Nursing
-Comprehensive, working knowledge of relevant legislation and guidelines – Occupational Health & Safety Act, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, Public Hospitals Act, Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols for Ontario Hospitals MOHLTC, PIDAC Best Practices
-Communicable Disease surveillance, immunization protocols and exposure management knowledge and experience
-Demonstrated knowledge and experience in disability case management, absence management including STD, LTD and WSIB case management
-Gentle Persuasive Approach training preferred
-Strong assessment, health teaching/promotion skills
-Working knowledge of occupational wellness, ergonomics and safety
-Ability to effectively manage high-risk situations
-Demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize multiple tasks and problem solve complex situations
-Strong positive communication and interpersonal skills within team and all customers of team
-Excellent organizational and time management skills
-Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office programs, Parklane software knowledge considered an asset
-Good attendance and work record is essential
HOURS OF WORK
Monday-Friday; may be required to work alternate hours as needed
All positions will comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. We foster a culture of patient and staff safety.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people.
Applications must be received online by 12:00 midnight on the Closing Date - late applications will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SJHH is committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process - please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.
We foster a culture of patient and staff safety where all positions comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of SJHH.
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