Manager, Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness

North Bay Regional Health Centre - NBRHC
North Bay, Ontario
$50.05/hour to $62.59/hour
Closing date
Jan 19, 2024

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NBRHC – North Bay

Seeking a dynamic leader to join our team as the Manager, Occupational Health, Safety, and Wellness.  Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, this position provides leadership and direction in the development, implementation, and maintenance of innovative and effective programs to support a best-in-class safe and healthy work environment for our Hospital Community. By ensuring a safe and healthy workplace, we in turn can deliver the best care and the best patient experience possible.
The Manager leads an interdisciplinary team of nursing, human resources, and safety professionals to promote a safety and wellness culture.

Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Development and maintenance of policies and protocols for Occupational Health, including medical directives, pre-placement health reviews, assessment and treatment of illness/injuries, communicable disease surveillance protocols, immunization programs including the annual influenza program.
  • Tracking, reporting, and auditing of Occupational Health, Safety, and Wellness performance indicators with a focus on leading change and best practices.
  • Management of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims and accident investigation protocols, including NEER and account management.
  • Active participation and leadership on the hospital’s occupational health and safety committees.
  • Efficient and effective management of the human, fiscal and other hospital resources within the department.


The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

  • Completion of a Registered Nursing diploma/degree with current Certificate of Registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) along with a professional certification in a discipline such as Occupational Health Nursing. Acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years managerial experience in Occupational Health and Safety environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Public Hospitals Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, OHA/OMA Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols, and WHMIS Regulations
  • Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate required (training delivered by Health Centre upon hire)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety management system standards such as CSA Z1000
  • Highly developed presentation, communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage stakeholders regarding concerns relating to staff health and safety
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a focus on:
    • Consulting, collaboration and customer service
    • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to respond effectively to competing, challenging, and changing priorities
    • Excellent judgment, tact and diplomacy including problem solving and critical thinking skills to respond effectively in challenging situations.
  • Strong report writing and computer skills, including proficiency with Parklane Software or similar.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the safety of fellow workers, patients, volunteers, and visitors in order to support and contribute to a culture of safety and prevention of adverse health events in our organization.
  • Bilingualism (Advanced Level English/French) is required. All unilingual candidates are encouraged to apply and may be considered if the French requirement has been met or if there are no successful bilingual candidates. A formal French evaluation will be conducted to determine the proficiency.

Criminal Reference Check including the Vulnerable Sector Check recent within six (6) months is a requirement

Interested candidates are asked to submit their cover letter and resume to: quoting file NU C-23-080

The posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Please note these postings are subject to change without notice. An acknowledgement will be sent only to those candidates who will be interviewed.

North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) is a unique health care organization with three primary roles: providing acute care services to North Bay and its surrounding communities, functioning as the district referral centre providing specialist services for smaller communities in the area, and it’s the specialized mental health service provider serving all of northeast Ontario. At more than 400 beds, our state-of-the-art regional health centre has over 150 physicians, 2300 employees and 250 volunteers.
For more information about the NBRHC, visit

North Bay is located 3.5 hours north of Toronto, just north of the district of Muskoka, and 3.5 hours west of Ottawa. With a population of 54,000 and a catchment area of 180,000, it is a safe and welcoming community that offers a healthy and balanced environment for working, living and raising a family. North Bay is situated on the shores of two large lakes (Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake) and boasts beautiful scenery and four distinct seasons. Whatever your interests are, you will have access to numerous activities and amenities within minutes from your home–reclaim your work-life balance and join us!
To see more of beautiful North Bay and learn about our lifestyle, visit

NBRHC is committed to achieving 100% compliance with its COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. As a result, please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at the Health Centre, all new hires must be compliant with our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and must be fully vaccinated prior to commencing employment. To be considered fully vaccinated, an individual must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (e.g. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series) and received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago.
The requirement that successful applicants be fully vaccinated is subject to any accommodation obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

North Bay Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.


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