Occupational Health Nurse

  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • May 15, 2019
Full time

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Health, the Occupational Health Nurse will work in co-operation with employees, management, Human Resources, an Occupational Health Physician and community based health care providers to ensure all employees a safe and healthy workplace. 

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do

  • Provide direct primary nursing care to all staff
  • Promote, monitor, evaluate and respond to the “STARS”  (Staff Absence Reporting System) data
  • Provide first aid to injured workers and physical assessment of ill and/or injured staff
  • Provide support to staff to support a stay at work, early return to work model of care
  • Provide crisis intervention to distressed staff and make appropriate referrals to community facilities or services
  • Perform timely reporting of work related injuries
  • Liaise with employees, department, health care provider to ensure a timely return to work after injury or illness
  • Assist employees during modified work plans to maximize success
  • Educate staff in regards to compliance with the infectious disease guidelines
  • Provide routine TB surveillance for staff with patient contact
  • Review medical history and provide communicable disease screening for new hires
  • Co-coordinate and implement influenza vaccine clinics
  • Assess communicable disease exposure in staff, review immunization records of all staff involved and recommend vaccination and furlough as required
  • Perform risk assessments and provide appropriate intervention, surveillance and report biological exposures.
  • Provide initial & periodic surveillance screening for respiratory protection program (N95 respirator fit testing) and animal facility programs
  • Provide access to all employees to a Wellness Program: e.g. Lunch & Learn sessions, Yoga classes, Weight Watchers at Work program, annual Blood Pressure Clinic
  • Actively participate in departmental objectives

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Diploma or Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Occupational Health Nursing Diploma or Certificate or currently working towards/agreement to work towards.
  • Demonstrated continuous education required to remain current in trends of Occupational Health Nursing
  • Registration in good standing with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Occupation Health Nursing or currently working towards
  • 3 to 5 years Occupational Health Nursing experience, preferably in a hospital setting
  • Proficiency in venipuncture, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections

Employment Type

CONTRACT until July 2020.  Hours negotiable;  0.8 FTE (30hrs/week) or 1.0 FTE (37.5hrs/week).

* NOTE: posting live until filled

Job Category

Registered Nurse