Occupational Health Nurse

  • Providence Care
  • Oct 02, 2019
Full time Nurse

Job Description

Reference: 19-OHN

Rate:  $32.21-$46.11

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness (OHSW), the Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) is an experienced Occupational Health Nurse who is responsible for the delivery of effective and efficient occupational health services within the OHSW departments across Providence Care, with the goal of promoting a healthy and safe workplace, reducing disability (sick) and workplace injury claims, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements, and facilitating employees getting the assistance they need to maximize their full ability within the workplace.

  • Applies clinical expertise and case management experience and knowledge to serve as a resource to OHSW staff, HR, and /or Management on difficult/complex or contentious situations that involve a staff health/safety component (e.g. denial of sick benefits, substance use issues, accommodation requests/strategies, performance issues possibly related to health or disability, grievances/arbitrations etc.).
  • Assesses requests for workplace accommodation due to disability; applies clinical expertise, knowledge of the workplace/job demands, and any related workplace issues, to prepare letters to health care practitioners to obtain additional information/clarification for the purpose of understanding employee needs/fitness to work and ensuring accommodation is medically indicated; works in collaboration with the employee, their manager, and other stakeholders to propose and facilitate accommodation strategies that balance the needs of the employee with that of the employer. Sits on the organization’s Accommodation Committee.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Current, unrestricted RN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of recent experience working as an Occupational Health Nurse in a unionized workplace required; experience in a health care environment is preferred.
  • Occupational Health Nursing Diploma or Certificate required .
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse designation (COHN-C), or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Disability Management certificate or NIDMAR certification (CDMP or CRTWC), or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Proven knowledge and expertise in the Occupational Health Nursing discipline with experience interpreting and applying relevant legislation in the province of Ontario (e.g. duty to accommodate, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, OMA/OHA Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols, Human Rights Act, Personal Health Information and Protection Act, and relevant provisions under the Employment Standard Act).
  • Demonstrated ability in the application of current disability management standards, with commitment to the principles of early and safe return to including obligations under the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to and create and maintain quality and timely documentation (e.g. charting, data entry) and the use of electronic documentation systems (e.g. Parklane, RL solutions).  

Located in Kingston, Providence Care is Southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of aging, mental health and rehabilitative care. Continuing the legacy of our Founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Providence Care provides care and services at Providence Care Hospital, Providence Manor Long-Term Care home and community locations across Southeastern Ontario.

Providence Care is Fully-affiliated with Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College; Providence Care is a centre for health care, education and research, and a member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario.

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Kingston, Ontario