Occupational Health Nurse
- Peel Regional Police
- 60,323 to $99,644
- Job Category
- Healthcare Services and Wellness
- Contract type
Occupational Health Nurse
Are you an experienced Registered Nurse with knowledge of physical assessment, preventative medicine and infectious disease control? Do you have what it takes to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance while developing new approaches and processes? If so, your expertise is in demand at Peel Regional Police – one of Canada’s most progressive police services.
As an Occupational Health Nurse, you will provide occupational health and safety, and medical services to Uniform and Civilian members of Peel Regional Police, and act as the Designated Officer – Infection Control for the Service. A primary aspect of your role will be to assist the Occupational Health and Safety Unit in the implementation, development and maintenance of Occupational Health and Safety programs and policies, with a focus on health hazards (noise, biological, chemical and radiation) and their potential impact on the human body systems.
More specifically, as an Occupational Health Nurse, you will:
- Counsel employees on health hazards, controls and risks.
- Provide assessment and medical surveillance to workers exposed to known health hazards, co-ordinating disease and injury prevention programs and consultation services, administering, and reporting on, the medical surveillance program for members in high-risk areas (e.g. lead, isocyanate and hearing), and monitoring, and contributing to, employee health and safety assessments.
- Assist in the development of workplace health and safety education, and provide training.
- Provide consultation and support services to members in the event of exposures (biological, chemical), on an "on-call" basis, collecting and assessing information to determine seriousness of the exposure, making referrals for treatment and follow-up where required, and liaising with affected employees and other health professionals, as required.
- Provide emergency first aid services to employees, as required, assessing injuries and making referrals for further treatment, as needed.
- Provide consultation and administration of various health/life safety programs, e.g. immunizations, AED, First Aid, Epi-pens, and Naloxone.
- Participate in the attendance support and disability management process by providing advice and support when required.
- Maintain a confidential record-keeping system for documentation pertinent to the function, including confidential health records, in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
- Develop, review, and contribute to the development of related Peel Regional Police directives to ensure legislative compliance, and recommend revisions where necessary.
In the role of Occupational Health Nurse, you will apply the following education, experience and skills:
- A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
- Current registration and membership in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Current First Aid/Level `C` CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) certification.
- Canadian Occupational Health Nursing Certificate (COHN (C)), preferred.
- Membership in the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association (OOHNA), preferred.
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, preferred.
- Certification in Infection Control (CIC), preferred.
- A minimum of five (5) years’ nursing experience, with at least 2 years’ experience in occupational health and safety.
- Experience working in a unionized public sector environment, an asset.
- Demonstrated nursing process skills, including physical assessment and pharmacological knowledge skills, with emphasis in preventative medicine and infectious disease control.
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and evaluate information to improve existing programs and to develop new approaches and processes.
- Demonstrated analytical, research, problem-solving, planning and organization skills.
- Demonstrated intermediate knowledge of related computer applications pertinent to the function.
- Working knowledge of Parklane Systems, preferred.
- Effective oral communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated written communication, presentation, facilitation, counselling and coaching skills.
- Working knowledge of Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Health Disciplines Act (Ontario), Occupational Health & Safety Act and Human Rights legislation.
- Ability to work effectively in a highly confidential and sensitive environment.
- Valid Ontario Driver`s Licence (Class G) with full driving privileges.
- Ability to successfully complete Driver Evaluations.
The salary range for this permanent, full-time position is $60,323 to $99,644 per annum and is complemented by a comprehensive benefit program (after six months), including employer-paid Health/Dental and Life Insurance; and the OMERS Pension Plan.
Peel Regional Police is committed to ensuring the health and wellness of its employees and offers many programs and services in support of work-life balance and both personal and professional wellness. From wellness protection for you and your family, to state-of-the-art fitness facilities available to you free of charge, to structured programs to nurture your intellectual, physical and emotional wellness, we’ve got you covered.
Our Vision: A Safer Community Together
Peel Regional Police, the second largest municipal police service in Ontario, polices the cities of Mississauga and Brampton (population 1,346,000) and serves the 44 million travellers who pass through Toronto Pearson International Airport annually.
Peel Regional Police is acknowledged as one of Canada’s most progressive police services. A proactive approach to problem-solving, a dedication to professional excellence and a reputation for making the community a better place in which to live and work – these are the hallmarks of Peel Regional Police.
Qualified persons should apply online at www.peelpolice.ca, referencing Job ID #302328, by Wednesday, November 21, 2018. No agency contact and/or referrals, please.
Applicants in consideration for hire shall be subject to a thorough background investigation that includes, but is not limited to, police checks with local, provincial and out-of-country law enforcement agencies, if required, education credentials, credit and financial inquiries, and personal and work references.