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