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Occupational Health Nurse - Fast Hire

St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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We are looking for a resourceful Occupational Health Nurse to join our high calibre team at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, ON.Growing your career as a Full Time Occupational Health Nurse is an awesome opportunity to develop productive skills.If you are strong in creativity, leadership and have the right personality for the job, then apply for the position of Occupational Health Nurse at St. Michael's Hospital today!
Competition #:919098
Job Title:Occupational Health Nurse
Job Category:Health Disciplines
Work Type:Full-Time Permanent
Positions Available:1
Union Affiliation:Non Union
Posted Date:05/05/23
Closing date:12/05/23
Salary Range:$41.35 - $52.20 per hour
FTE Assignment (FT=1.0, Casual =0.000001):1.0
Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Health and Safety Services (CHSS), the Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) will work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide care to healthcare workers and to promote a culture of safety at Unit Health Toronto - St. Michael's.
The OHN in CHSS works within a changing environment and in inter-professional teams to advocate for and promote wellness while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and ethical nursing care. The OHN shares his/her knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence. The OHN continually enhances his/her practice and competencies through ongoing learning, education, experience and reflective practice.
The primary role of the OHN is to provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, client-centred quality care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and SMH's mission, vision, values and policies. The OHN optimizes the client's experience and care outcomes by:

Being accountable for one's decisions and professional practice;
Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient;
Collaborating with other members of the inter-professional-team; and,
Coordinating and communicating client care activities.

The OHN has 4 key areas of responsibility:
Client Care:

Conduct health assessments (pre-employment) to evaluate immunization and TB status for staff, overall health status, musculoskeletal health, and provide an overview of CHSS policies (e.g. absence reporting)
Provide immunization of staff for all adult immunizations including annual influenza vaccination and adult boosters
Provide first aid
Administer TB testing (sub-cutaneous injection) and reading (new hire and ongoing surveillance when it is required)
Perform incident intake and initiate incident investigations - for example interview, assess and counsel staff who have been exposed to a hazard in the workplace; including: needle stick injuries, post HIV exposure, post Hepatitis B exposure, latex sensitivity, monitoring for tuberculosis, over-exertion, etc.
Provide counseling to employees for a variety of issues, for example substance abuse, and referral to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Assess staff fitness to return to work related to communicable diseases
Assess a staff's ability to perform regular duties
Develops a plan of care and integrates nursing activities with other inter-professional activities
Engages in critical inquiry and reflection to select evidence-based interventions
Organizes nursing care and assigns or changes nursing care activities where appropriate
Perform basic nursing skills (e.g. taking vitals, taking blood, giving injections, performing hand hygiene, charting (electronic and paper)
Anticipates, recognizes and addresses rapidly changing situations
Provides health and safety education to clients using effective teaching strategies
Documents observations, assessments and care provision
Refers clients to other agencies or services as needed

Collaboration & Coordination

Manage and coordinate surveillance activities (responding to communicable disease exposures and outbreaks) including after-hours urgent response to outbreaks and time sensitive/high-risk exposures. Surveillance include assisting in identifying all healthcare workers involved, assessing susceptibility/exposure criteria, ensuring prophylaxis or treatment modalities are made available in accordance with the OMA/OHA communicable disease protocols and hospital policy
Coordinate with managers to offer temporary modified work to injured or ill workers
Provide information and support to the health care community related to medical and/or treatment management issues and return to work; and facilitate effective health care management by encouraging discussion between treating professionals
Establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and inter-professional relationships
Coordinates and communicates client care activities for a safe and seamless transition and appropriate transfer of accountability
Participates in hospital committees and other groups


Aligns behavior with SMH's vision, mission and values and Code of Conduct
Supports the advancement of professional practice
Engages in self-reflection, performance review and ongoing learning
Participates in mentoring, teaching and /or coaching students, co-workers and other regulated and unregulated health professionals
Embraces change that leads to improved nursing practice and better client outcomes
Develop, promote and maintain effective relations with a variety of stakeholders including: all workplace parties and health care professionals with a diverse cultural population
Participate in policy and procedure development
Advocates for a safe and healthy work environment


Supports and participates in evidence based practice implementation and quality improvement initiatives
Perform for data entry, generating reports and analysis


Must have Current General Class (Practicing) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
BLS Certification
Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse COHN or equivalent is required
Certificate or diploma in occupational health and safety certificate and/or disability management is preferred
Must have minimum of 2 years of occupational health nursing experience in a hospital setting.
Ability to work collaboratively with other professions / disciplines in a team environment
Excellent at multi-tasking, priority setting, critical thinking, decision making/problem solving skills
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.), including database knowledge (Parklane)
Excellent communication skills
Proven planning, time management, organization and coordination skills

As a condition of employment, all external hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists. Please note, if you are extended an offer of employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination in Ontario QR Code format. All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
Benefits of working as a Occupational Health Nurse in Toronto, ON:● Excellent benefits● Opportunities to grow● Advantageous package

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