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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200+ bed community hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. Formed in 1998, CKHA is committed to core service excellence, top-flight operational performance and to becoming a facility of choice in Southwestern Ontario. With sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg, CKHA is comprised of approximately 1360 compassionate staff, 178 physicians and 300 volunteers who serve the medical needs of 102,000 residents in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Position:  Manager of Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness

Region:  Chatham – Kent

Description:  Mission: One Team - Two Sites: Serving Chatham & Rural Kent

Vision: Together, Growing a Healthier Community

Values: CKHA CARES - Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety






Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness


Regular Full-Time



POSTING DATE: 5 June 2018




ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)

- Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario

- Certification/Diploma in OH&S from an accredited College or University

- Canadian Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN- (C) or equivalent designation)

- Minimum of 5 to 7 years of previous progressive experience in an Occupational Health and Safety Department, within an acute care facility, including accident investigation and reporting, radiation and laser safety, industrial hygiene programs, ergonomics, designated substances and WHMIS

Occupational Health and Safety experience

- Recent positions with supervisory or managerial responsibility in a health care facility

- Demonstrated knowledge of Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols, accident investigation and reporting, Modified/Transitional Work Programs, industrial hygiene programs, ergonomics, designated substances and WHMIS

- Extensive experience and knowledge in WSIB claims management (Occupational) in addition to Disability cases

- Satisfactory attendance.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)

- Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization.

- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve in a fast paced environment.

- Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, but also contribute as a valuable team member to the human resources department.

- Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to present ideas clearly and effectively.

- Strong organizational, time management and multitasking skills.

- Strong computer skills - Microsoft Office applications. Experience with a Human Resources Information System would be an asset.

- Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.

- High regard for Confidentiality.

- Demonstrate a high level of tact and discretion.

- Positive attitude, team player

- Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centred Care.

- Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety and partnering with each other to improve the health, safety & wellness

- Demonstrated performance reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)

-Co-operating with and acting in an advisory capacity to all departments.

- Plan, develop, manage and evaluate comprehensive programs, which promote health, safety and wellness.

- Analyze employee incident/accident statistics monthly and implement prevention programs to reduce employee incident statistics.

- Establish and review policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current health and safety legislation.

- Participate on various internal and external committees, taking a leadership role, supporting the health and safety programs.

- Develop and conduct various health and safety training programs, revise as required to ensure programs are current and support best practice

- Review/Assess WSIB claim decisions and make recommendations.

- Ensuring privacy and confidentiality in maintained within the department regarding all information(written & verbal).

- Prepare annual budgets, monitor monthly budget

- Manage staff resources of the Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness department.

- Provide direction and resources to Directors, Managers, Supervisors regarding the development of general and department specific health and safety programs.

- Liaise with Occupational Health Physician

- Direct the activities surrounding various vaccination program such as influenza, hepatitis B, tetanus etc. ensuring medical directives are completed and signed, as directed. Direct the Occupational Health Nurse in the event of a communicable disease outbreak/incident, if health care workers are impacted.

- Participate in Permanent and Temporary accommodation and Modified/Transitional Work meetings.

- Represent employer in WSIB appeals.

CKHA is an equal opportunity employer committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Should you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.

Salary:  To be negotiated

Terms of Employment:  Full-Time

Deadline for Application:  Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How to Apply:  Please submit your application through our website at the following link:

Location:  Chatham

Profession Type:  Management

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