Help us ensure our staff are safe and healthy at work.
What youll do:
Co-ordinate initiatives that promote safe work practices and working environments.
Respond to needs identified by operational partners.
Promote a proactive problem solving employee relations approach.
Contribute to the strategic design and implementation of work processes.
Liaise with all levels of staff to deliver injury prevention programs, with a special emphasis on violence prevention.
Works closely with other HR staff to meet organizational and department occupational safety objectives.
Liaise with Patient Services/Program Directors and other department supervisory staff to ensure compliance with legislation/regulations.
Liaise with other Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) professionals, WCB, and hospital representatives.
You will also:
Build effective partnerships with clients. Understand operational partner services. Encourage development of the operational business strategic plan to maximize the human resources potential. Promote HR corporate initiatives and services to facilitate understanding and co-operation.
Counsel and advise operational management, supervisory and other staff with line authority for OHS on how to improve safety and comply with legislation. Provide expert advice to the Consultant, HR, operational partners and other HR colleagues.
Monitor workplaces to ensure safe work practices. Investigate OHS incidents and recommend how to prevent reoccurrence. Collaborate with the Practice Lead, Safety and Prevention on complex cases and as a member of the Community of Practice for Safety and Prevention.
Lead and/or participate in OHS-related committees.
Coordinate the development, implementation, direction and maintenance of PHSA-wide OHS programs.
Use client feedback to continually improve services. Support the development of safety and injury prevention-related quality indicators in day-to-day operations. Model behaviour consistent with the organizations strategic direction. Recommend improvement initiatives. Develop and/or teach programs to improve work practices and working environments.
Keep current on OHS and injury prevention trends, issues and best practices through literature review, contact with peer at similar organizations and attendance at seminars, workshops and educations programs.
Assist in developing administrative systems that support compliance with all safety-related legislation. Compile, analyze and maintain statistics.
What you bring:
Education, training and experience equal to post-secondary education with a diploma from an accredited OHS school or relevant field.
At least five years of recent related experience in Occupational Health & Safety within an intermediate to large organization. (Experience in providing these services in a in a health care setting is preferred.)
Working knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety principles with an emphasis on violence prevention.
Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to occupational health and safety.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills.
Proven problem solving, decision-making and consulting skills, and the ability to facilitate the resolution of issues.
A commitment to continuous learning and a thirst for new ideas and innovation.
A demonstrated ability to mentor and engage others to ensure success in the workplace.
A demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of a team and to work independently.
Adapt to changing priorities and demands.
Be guided by standards of practice, WCB regulations and PHSA standards.
Use related equipment including the HR information system, word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet tools.
Whats 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. Thats why were focused on your care too offering health, wellness, development programs to support you at work and at home.
Join one of BCs 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.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Closing date: Open until position is filled
Reference number: 091885E
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.