Director, Occupational Health and Safety Services

  • London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)
  • Jul 26, 2022
Full time Director

Job Description

Who We are

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music.  As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC is a world-class innovator in clinical care, research and teaching, delivering both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. The Human Resources portfolio serves a workforce of close to 15,000 employed and credentialed staff dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while working together to shape the future of health. 

Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources & Workforce Wellness, the Director of Occupational Health & Safety Services plays a critical role in promoting and maintaining a healthy and safe workforce. The Director provides strategic direction for a team of health and safety professionals and is accountable for the development, implementation, administration, and continuous improvement of all initiatives related to workforce health and safety. The Director leads others to ensure that safety programs are founded on sound data analysis and industry best practices. The Director also ensures all activities and documents are consistent with LHSC’s legislative obligations and holds an integral role guiding the Joint Health & Safety Committee and liaising with the Ministry. Beyond compliance, however, the Director is an astute driver of a culture that supports health and safety.

The successful candidate has demonstrated evidence of improving health and safety outcomes in a dynamic, fast-paced, data-driven environment. As a member of LHSC’s Human Resource Leadership Team, you will be a trusted advisor within Human Resources and across the organization. You will be accountable for driving a range of high-priority initiatives for LHSC, including: 

  • Provides depth and expertise to develop, implement and oversee a corporate Health and Safety program that ensures a consistent focus on health and safety, safety commitment, compliance and legal obligations.
  • Oversees standardization of corporate OHS risk management strategies, policies (e.g., work alone), protocols, and initiatives (e.g., corporate Joint Health and Safety Committee) that focus on compliance with provincial regulations.
  • Ensuring compliance to best practice in Accommodation and Disability program
  • Ensuring the delivery of the Workplace violence program
  • Support application to the WSIB Health and Safety Excellence program
  • Compliance to best practice aligned with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) surveillance programs for communicable diseases.
  • Annual influenza program
  • Support the COVID-19 response in alignment with the Provincial directives
  • Oversees the standardization of best practices; provides solutions for challenging health and safety matters; and advises senior leaders in health and safety matters.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees a program that regularly reviews and analyzes safety statistics and trends to constantly monitor and improve safe work procedures to maximize employee safety and prevent injuries. (e.g. JHSC Stats and Trends, safe patient handling program)

Most importantly, you are driven by a passion to contribute and play a part in advancing the work that LHSC does for staff and patients. If your career stage has you ready to leverage your HR leadership to promote growth and make an impact in an exciting role, then we look forward to hearing from you!

You will demonstrate strong business acumen including management of multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets. You have exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills that contribute to identifying problems and issues, evaluating the interdependence of decisions, questioning and challenging the status quo, and designing and implementing processes for improvement.

Who You Are

  • You are self-aware of own assumptions, values, strengths and limitations
  • You manage and develop self while modeling qualities such as curiosity, honesty, integrity, resilience, and confidence
  • You are learning agile and have a learning orientation toward mistakes
  • You engage and support others to foster development, personal goals and encourage a healthy organization
  • You achieve results and thrive in a fast -paced, high -change environment
  • You facilitate an environment of collaboration, cooperation, connections, partnerships and networks

What You Will Bring with You

  • Successful completion of a recognized Master’s Degree in business or health profession*
  • Minimum of 6 to 8 years’ leadership experience, preferably in progressively more responsible leadership position(s)
  • Minimum 5 years' previous experience and understanding in Human Resources preferably in healthcare
  • Previous leadership experience in Negotiations and leader of a Labour Team
  • CHRP/CHRL designation preferred
  • Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) who have, or are in process of attaining the Canadian Health Executive (CHE) Select certification program preferred

*or consideration will be given to a Baccalaureate and prior experience assessment

Other Information

London Health Sciences Centre fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all employees are guided by LHSC's Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct.

LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.

Submission Requirements (please submit in one MS Word document)

  • Cover Letter, Resume and Listing of Education, Credentials and Certifications

Please be advised that a reference check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Successful candidates will be required to complete a health review which includes providing vaccination records or proof of immunity against :

. Measles, Mumps, Rubella,

. Varicella (Chicken Pox),

. Hepatitis B,

. Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio;

. Meningitis,

. Documentation of Tuberculosis Skin testing,

. A completed COVID vaccine series (two vaccines).

Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. To discuss the opportunity further, please contact Thomas Patterson, Deputy Managing Director at Alumni Global on or +44 7970 339 151.

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London, ON