Occupational Health & Safety Nurse

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The Occupational Health & Safety department has an opportunity for a
REGISTERED NURSE, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
FULL-TIME
NON UNION

Occupational Health and Safety Department is committed to the health and safety of our employees, volunteers and students.  Protection from injury or occupational disease is a major objective.  We make every effort to provide a safe, healthy work environment; in turn, all employees, volunteers, students and contractors must be dedicated to the continuing objective of reducing risk of injury and workplace related illness.  Health and safety is a shared commitment and the responsibility of all.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
• Provides primary care and assessments for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illness
• Implements care plans with follow-up nursing care and referrals
• Provides case management of short term disability (STD), long term disability (LTD), and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims
• Facilitates early and safe return to work
• Interprets and promotes compliance with government legislation
• Providing on-site employee health nursing care, immunizations, and health counselling
• Participates in occupational health and safety maintenance
 
Qualifications (include but are not limited to):
• Current registration, in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario, BScN preferred
• Current COHN certificate preferred
• 3 to 5 years of occupational health experience preferred  
• Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to handle work with sensitive issues and protect confidentiality of medical information
• Sound judgement in the application of nursing and safety principles
• Knowledge of health and safety procedures, as well as occupational wellness programs
• Ability to do electronic charting, and database entry using Parklane Systems
• Computer skills and the ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Experience in a unionized environment an asset.