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Advisor, Health, Safety & Prevention

Full Time
A month ago
Position Summary
If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

The Advisor - Health, Safety & Prevention (HSP) together with the Workplace Health and Safety Team, works to strengthen Northern Health's Culture of safety. The incumbent interprets the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Workers Compensation Act and other related safety legislation to help guide organizational customers in their practice of occupational health and safety. Additionally, the Advisor collaborates with leaders and representatives from operational and corporate services to assess, plan, develop, implement, sustain, evaluate, and continuously improve an integrated system-based approach to occupational health and safety.

Starting salary will be approximately from $72,445 to $90,556 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

This position is flexible to any community within the Northern Health region. Explore our wonderful northern communities.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
•Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
•Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
•Employee referral program
•Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
•Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
•"Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

•Bachelor's degree in the sciences preferably in a health and/or occupational health and safety related discipline, or a recognized equivalent e.g. OHS, kinesiology, nursing, biomechanics, occupational hygiene.
•Five (5) years recent related experience preferably in a health care setting with knowledge of the development, implementation, and evaluation of OHS programs.
•Experience with large-scale organizational change effort.
•Experience coordinating and delivering training/ education programs in large, complex organizations
•Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
•Professional accreditation (CRSP, CSP, CIH, ROH, ASA) is an asset.
•Diploma/certificate in Adult Education and/or Occupational Health & Safety an asset.

Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledgeable in Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Workers Compensation Act, and healthcare union collective agreements.
•Ability to apply Health and Safety Management System concepts/systems approach.
•Solid understanding of how people go through change and the change process; knowledge of change management principles and methodologies.
•Knowledge of current health care issues and trends.
•Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
•Ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization and foster effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
•Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
•Excellent active listening skills.
•Problem solving and root cause identification skills.
•Strong analytic and decision making abilities.
•Ability to organize and prioritize work in the face of changing priorities and unforeseen circumstances.
•Ability to work independently and as part of a team, working with and through others.
•Effective facilitation and coaching skills both in groups and one-to-one.
•Ability to operate related equipment including computer software applications.
•Valid BC Driver's License.
•Ability and willingness to travel throughout Northern Health.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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