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Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) - Hamilton Police Service At City of Hamilton

Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Job Description

Hamilton Police Service (HPS)

HPS provides policing to over 536,000 residents in the City of Hamilton. In 2016, HPS answered over 194,000 911 calls for assistance, and responded to over 301,000 events in the community. We have over 1,200 employees and our mission is to serve and protect in partnership with our communities.

Join us as we work toward making Hamilton the best place to raise a child and age successfully.





JOB POSTING



HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE (HPS)

NOTICE OF A CIVILIAN CAREER OPPORTUNITY

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE (OHN)

City of Hamilton PeopleSoft Posting Job ID #14887


Notice/Date: January 14, 2019


Job Title & No.: Occupational Health Nurse (OHN)


Reports to: Manager, Labour and Occupational Health


Job Location: Central Police Station, 155 King William St, Hamilton, ON, but will need to attend other locations, as required


Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, however, must be flexible to work other hours to meet the needs of a 24 hour/day, 365 day/year operation


Salary: $85,722 to $100,843 per annum (As of January 1, 2017)


Updated: January 2019


Job Summary

The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) will be the primary resource person for members and management to engage with on all health, disability, and accommodation issues. This is a key position in the Wellness Unit, where one of the goals of the Unit is to support members with psychological and physical injuries, and create a culture where stigma does not exist. The OHN will also work with the Health and Safety/Wellness (HSW) Coordinator to increase employee wellness, and to communicate any health matters or trends. Primary responsibilities are to liaise with employees and managers on return to work programs and accommodations in the workplace.

The ideal person will have at least three (3) years of workplace experience managing return to work and accommodation programs, supported by a Registered Nurse (RN) designation and relevant education.

General Duties

  • Provide support to members with physical and/or psychological medical issues. Provide Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and/or medical referrals to members, as required. Develop and maintain a list of medical professionals for members to consider using.
  • Conduct medical record/file reviews, and provide written assessments/ file summaries to assist with sick time, WSIB, other absences, or hiring decisions.
  • Liaise with medical practitioners, to enable members to safely return to the workplace.
  • Work with staff and/or consultants to complete ergonomic assessments and physical or psychological demands assessments, for current jobs and modified work placements.
  • Work with HR and Senior Management team members, to facilitate the placement of accommodated members into meaningful work.
  • Track accommodations and correspondence with members, and ensure accurate documentation for medical/attendance personnel files.
  • Work with the Attendance Coordinator and WSIB/Disability Claims Administrator to maintain confidential medical/attendance personnel files.
  • Ensure the privacy of member medical and personal information.
  • Coordinate the Infectious Disease Program, liaising with Public Health on infectious disease issues, and providing communication and training to members, as required [e.g. rabies, tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis B/C, HIV/Aids, etc.].
  • Provide advice and support to management and staff with regards to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Provide and maintain subject matter expertise in the area of Occupational Stress Injuries (OSI).
  • Share and maintain knowledge of related government legislation and regulations [e.g. Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB), Police Services Act (PSA), Human Rights, Infectious Disease, etc.], in terms of Return to Work and Workplace Accommodations.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly meaningful statistical information to the Management Team on sick time, accommodations, and other health and return to work related matters.
  • Provide assistance to the Health and Safety/Wellness (HSW) Coordinator on health issues in the workplace (e.g. critical incident response, etc.).
  • Assist the Attendance Coordinator with all WSIB lost time claims, to assist in the speedy and successful return of members to work.
  • Assist the Director, Human Resources and the Manager, Labour and Occupational Health in the preparation of a budget for ergonomic, workplace accommodation, and return to work costs.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, which are related to the major responsibilities of the job.
Supervisory Responsibilities: No direct reports, but will provide training to supervisors and members on matters such as infectious diseases, psychological wellness, accommodation, attendance, etc.

Working Conditions: Regular office environment, but may need to travel to and from various work locations. Duties may involve exposure to highly confidential and sensitive information which cannot be shared except in the course of judicial proceedings or pursuant to the order of a Command Officer or Supervisor.

Physical & Sensory Demands/Dexterity: Assignments will involve activities such as reading, writing, keyboarding, talking, listening, sitting, walking, and standing.

Training: Limited on-the-job training will be provided, so initiative will be critical.

Required Competencies

  • Education: Relevant College Diploma or University Degree. Current registration and good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as a Registered Nurse (RN) is required.
  • Experience: Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated work experience as an Occupational Health Nurse (OHN), including experience with Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Claims Administration.
  • Certificates/Licenses/Apprenticeships: Valid Class G Driver’s Licence, or the equivalent, with no more than six (6) accumulated demerit points, permitting you to drive an automobile in Ontario with full driving privileges is required. Certified Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) designation would be an asset, e.g. COHN(C) – Certified in Occupational Health Nursing (Canada).
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and the ability to learn new software quickly (e.g. Parklane).
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA), and Human Rights Code.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent multi-tasking, organization, and planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with all levels of the organization, as well as liaise with medical practitioners and Association staff.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed. Excellent self-initiative.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience in a unionized public sector environment would be an asset.


Posting Deadline and Instructions

Applications (i.e. cover letter and resume – all one document, cover letter first) are to be submitted via the City of Hamilton's Careers website before 11:59 pm on January 25, 2019, and should clearly indicate what you have to offer in terms of all of the Required Competencies in either a chart or paragraph format as part of your cover letter or resume (see sample below).

To apply for the position you will need to:

  • Have/create a user name and password for the City of Hamilton Careers website
  • Upload an application (i.e. cover letter and resume – all one document, cover letter first) to the City of Hamilton Careers website
  • Complete a questionnaire as part of the online application process
Email correspondence is an essential part of the recruitment process. Ensure you include your email address, as well as your business/day phone number, your home/evening number, and/or your cell phone numbers on your application and online, to facilitate our ability to contact you. Failure to provide an e-mail address will result in your application being rejected. Also, please ensure you allow your email to accept messages from @hamiltonpolice.on.ca and/or check your junk mail regularly after applying.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for testing and/or an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please. We are unable to respond to all applicants.

Please note that the Hamilton Police Service is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and reflecting the diverse community that we serve. Fluency in a second language is an asset; please indicate if you are able to speak another language on your application.

The Hamilton Police Service is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation for testing, interview, or employment purposes.

We invite you to visit the Hamilton Police Service website or Victim Services homepage to obtain further information on the Service, or visit our Careers webpage to obtain further information on career opportunities with our Police Service (e.g. Police Constable, Police Cadet, Civilian, Volunteer, and Auxiliary opportunities). Information on the Constable Selection System (CSS) can be found on the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services website.

If hired, the incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for their position and the workplace.

By applying, you agree that the statements made by you are true, complete, and correct to the best of your knowledge. Further, you understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, and/or deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for dismissal.