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It’s about providing the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of our patients first. At PHSA, you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect and, most importantly, a life-changing career. Find yours now.

Occupational Health Nurse

The Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for providing critical input into the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of employee health programs. The Occupational Health Nurse delivers a variety of health promotion, injury/illness and disease prevention services to staff throughout PHSA, ensuring that the organization meets related legislated requirements and professional standards of practice. In collaboration with other Workplace Health team members, PHSA management, and workers, the Occupational Health Nurse supports an overall safe and healthy workforce.

What you’ll do: 

  • Recommend, develop, deliver, and evaluate employee health programs.
  • Participate in setting up and taking down the mobile Employee Health Clinics and screening programs to comply with regulatory and contractual agreements.
  • Assess the health of employees and work groups.
  • Participate in health maintenance programs to include Health Care Worker immunization and Tuberculin skin testing as recommended by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). Clinics will include post-exposure blood and body fluid (BBF) immunizations and Tuberculin skin testing as necessary.
  • Review the immunity status of staff; identify and arrange specific tests; and provide appropriate immunizations.
  • Document, develop, implement, and maintain confidential employee health records using established electronic databases (e.g. WHITE).
  • Consult and advise managers, supervisors, and staff on potential health risks involving exposure to chemical, biological, physical and psychosocial hazards and application of relevant procedures and standards of practice in compliance with governing regulations and guidelines. Identify health surveillance needs and establish appropriate monitoring processes.
  • Educate staff in safe work practices as applicable to communicable disease prevention, health awareness, and behaviour/attitudes/perceptions to reduce morbidity/mortality.
  • Apply a research approach to clinical problem solving; review relevant literature/sources and apply finding within established procedures or in collaboration with others.
  • Maintain own standards of nursing practice and develop professional competence through in-services and other education means as required.
  • Perform other duties as required.

What you bring: 

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Completion of the BCCDC Immunization Competency Course for Registered Nurses and RPNS within the past three (3) years.
  • Completion of the BCCDC Tuberculosis Essentials Course and the BCCDC Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST) Course.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employee health principles and practices and the ability to work in a dynamic environment of changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player and be guided by BCCNP standards of practice, WCB regulations and PHSA standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively including verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to prepare written reports, letters, and proposals.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including the human resources information management system, word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet tools.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

What’s in it for you:

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Opportunities to apply to regular full-time and part-time positions throughout PHSA.

Job type: Temporary Full-Time (1.00) until March 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension

Labour Agreement: Nurses Bargaining Association

Rate of Pay: $35.53-46.65/hr

Closing date: Open until position is filled

Number of positions: 2
Reference number: 
098245E/098246E

About Us

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.