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With over 1000 uniform and civilian members, the Waterloo Regional Police Service proudly serves a population of over 565,000 residents in one of the fastest growing areas of Ontario. The WRPS is committed to a leadership role in crime prevention and law enforcement in a community partnership to improve safety and the quality of life for all people. Police and civilian positions offer a wide variety of career opportunities along with competitive salaries and benefit packages.

Civilian Positions

Occupational Health Nurse

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is looking for an experienced professional to permanently fill the key role of Occupational Health Nurse.

POSITION TITLE:

Occupational Health Nurse

DEPT./DIV.:

Administrative Command

REPORTS TO:

Manager, Human Resources

BRANCH:

Human Resources

ASSOCIATION:

Civilian

LOCATION:

Headquarters

GRADE LEVEL:

G

HOURS OF WORK:

35 hrs/wk

Mon-Fri

Day Shift

SALARY:

$81,319.94

START DATE:

Immediately

Position Functions

The Occupational Health Nurse coordinates the early and safe return to work programs for ill/injured employees.  The incumbent will develop, implement and maintain various programs and services which support the health and wellness of all members, including disability and attendance management, employee assistance, and communicable disease exposure.  The Occupational Health Nurse will develop individualized return to work plans to facilitate timely and successful return to work for members, administer preventative health programs and identify/implement opportunities for early intervention.

Specific accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and recommends new/revised programs, policies, and procedures relating to occupational health, wellness, and disability management.
  • Makes recommendations and provides guidance to employees and supervisors/management staff regarding work/treatment schedules and modified/alternate work, as part of return to work program and/or employee wellness.
  • Manages a caseload of all occupational and non-occupational injured/ill employees in conjunction with a third party provider, treatment providers, and WSIB.
  • Provides clinical services by determining the need for medical/psychological assessment or intervention, including determining capabilities/limitations and identifying accommodation/modified work needs.
  • Assesses members’ ability to perform the duties of their job and may on occasion provide emergency treatment as needed.
  • Counsels employees based on an assessment of medical information provided with respect to treatment options and return to work opportunities.
  • Based on medical information, develops and facilitates individualized return to work plans, prepares written documentation of the plan, and coordinates in person meetings with employees, supervisors, and the Waterloo Regional Police Association (WRPA) to review the plan and ensure a safe return to work.
  • Consults and negotiates with Branch Commanders, WRPA, and Human Resources to secure job placements for employees requiring occupational change.
  • Acts as a vocational rehabilitation specialist and provides information and advice to employees and management regarding work/non-work related injury/illness (e.g., symptoms, stages of development, treatment options, workload/workplace design modification options).
  • Coordinates legal representation for WSIB files, arranges case conferences to review WSIB files, and represents the WRPS in the appeal hearing process as required.
  • Manages the administration of the communicable disease exposure program in accordance with legislated requirements.
  • Implements and monitors appropriate immunization programs.
  • Assists in new employee hiring process by reviewing applicant medical forms to determine if further medical information is required pre-hire.
  • Develops, recommends, delivers and/or arranges for the delivery of education to members on a variety of topics including an overview of disability management at new employee orientation, communicable diseases, stress management, etc.
  • Support Human Resources Advisors in the administration of the attendance management program by providing members strategies to assist them in improving their attendance through wellness steps or referrals to various services/programs.
  • Coordinate the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including branding and promotion of the program Service wide.
  • Ensure the maintenance of medical health records is in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Recommends expenditures related todisability management and employee wellness including the employee assistance program, consulting, ergonomic and assistive devices, and preventive wellness programs.
  • Ensures the confidentiality of medical records in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, WRPS Retention Bylaw, P.H.I.P.P. Act, and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current medical treatment and rehabilitative/therapeutic techniques and terminology, disability case management, and occupational health and wellness principles, practices, and procedures acquired through the attainment of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN – C) designation, along with a minimum of three years’ experience in occupational health nursing is required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario; Registered Nurse (RN) is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and procedures including Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Employment Standards Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Personal Health Information Privacy Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Communication, human relations, and interpersonal skills required to consult, support, provide guidance, training, presentations, and expertise, and advise employees and management.
  • Ability to read and interpret medical information, current legislation, policies, procedures and directives with respect to WSIA, Long Term Disability, medical/vocational rehabilitation, workplace health and safety, rehabilitation, and employee wellness.
  • Judgement and problem solving skills to analyze situations, determine issues, and make recommendations regarding development of actions to resolve matters.
  • Ability to compose and write return to work plans, correspondence, reports, and proposals.
  • Ability to analyze costs, absenteeism, and disability statistics to identify trends and report on these to senior leadership.
  • Skill in the operation of a personal computer with basic keyboarding skills.
  • Knowledge of software packages such as Microsoft Office, disability management software such as Parklane, and time keeping software such as KRONOS.
  • Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
  • A valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Ability to meet police security clearance requirements and to maintain confidentiality.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume via email to HumanResources@wrps.on.ca, clearly indicating the position you are applying for as well as the recruiting source (i.e. how/where you became aware of this opportunity), by 4pm Sunday, February 26, 2017.

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you require accommodation in completing the application process, or with any portion of the application process or interview, please email the WRPS at HumanResources@wrps.on.ca.

 

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