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Occupational Health Nurse Manager

Location: Markham
Job Code: 23946
Status: FULLTIME

Date Posted: July 05, 2022

Are you searching for a leadership opportunity with a leading Healthcare organization? Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) with Occupational Health certification and experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow with an organization who recognizes the importance of employee health and the impact on risk and safety?

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Occupational Health Nurse Manager will have responsibility for the management of employee illness/injury related absences. They will lead the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of occupational health program initiatives and liaise with external agencies to ensure best practices are incorporated within new programs and initiatives.

  • Skilled Leader, who has strong communication skills, is self-directed, innovative, and experienced in the delivery of Occupational Health services

  • Responsible for developing and leading occupational health programs that meet healthcare standards and best practices.

  • Reporting to the Senior Director of Occupational Health, Wellness, Safety and Integration, the Occupational Health Nurse collaborates with colleagues at all levels of the organization including partnerships with the Director of Wellness and Integration, Human Resources, Infection Control, Healthcare Delivery/Operations, Home Office teams and managers to support employee illness/injury management and return to work.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Functional Leadership for the Occupational Health program and initiatives

  • Implement policies, procedures, and processes to meet national and provincial standards and support the overall Occupational Health program.

  • Lead initiatives to mitigate organizational and employee risk related to non-work-related illness/injury absences, return to work and medical accommodation.

  • Support the return-to-work process following work-place illness/injury, as needed

  • Co-coordinate and implement influenza vaccine clinics in collaboration with local leader

Investigations and Monitoring:

  • Support management of the process regarding confidential employee health records, ensuring compliance to legislative guidelines and best practice standards

  • Prepare various employee health record assessments and reports. Review employee health assessments to ensure requirements are met for position types

  • Perform risk assessments and provide appropriate intervention and reporting

  • Participate in surveillance initiatives

  • Support employees on medical leave and ensure appropriate medical documentation is received in a timely manner and as per the policy

  • Liaise with all levels leadership to support the development and implementation of timely return-to-work plans for non-occupational absences based on required medical documentation.

  • Collaborate with leadership to manage requests for medical accommodation in consultation with the Occupational Health Physician when necessary

  • Support employees on Long Term Disability and liaise with Insurance Carrier promoting early, and safe return to work initiatives. Arrange for independent medicals as required

  • Collaborate with the Director of Wellness and Integration to support provision of Employee Assistance Program and counseling as warranted

Building and Maintaining Connections

  • Liaise with members of the Human Resources Team as required

  • Collaborate with the Occupational Health Consultant Physician

  • Develop new connections/processes and procedures to the support the Occupational Health program

  • Other duties as required which will include leadership and participation in relevant organizational processes, consultation, and training

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with current registration in good standing with College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Master of Nursing degree (preferred)

  • Occupational Health Nursing Diploma or Certificate/Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Occupation Health Nursing

  • At least 7+ years of demonstrated leadership experience in quality, healthcare and specifically with Occupational Health

  • Strong knowledge of Human Rights legislation, Canadian Immunization guideline, Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • Experience in developing Occupational Health programs

  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to collaborate and influence internal and external stakeholders

  • Curiosity and the desire to learn and grow; willingness to obtain certification and designations as required

About Us:

At SE, we love what we do.  Every day, we bring hope and happiness to clients, homes, and communities across Canada.  We treat each person with dignity and love, like our own family; we build empathy; and we do the right thing. We are always inspired to make a difference. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we share knowledge, provide the best care, and help each client to realize their most meaningful goals for health and wellbeing.  We’re a great place to work, and we hope you’ll join our team.

Please note that due to the unprecedented circumstance of the Global Pandemic and the resultant public health crisis; and in the interest of the health and safety of our patients/clients, employees, and greater good of public health, SE Health requires those that wish to work for this organization to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means a person has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been 14 days since the last dose

SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at  humanresources@sehc.com  at your earliest convenience.

Please apply online bonniemyers@sehc.com

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