Program Lead Medical Staff Occupational Health and Safety

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023

Within the context of a patient and family-centered model of care, and in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care (PHC), promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for medical physicians.

Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and also supporting the Senior Medical Director of Medical Affairs and the Executive Director (Medical Affairs and Medical Staff), the Program Lead, Medial Staff Occupational Health and Safety is accountable for leading a variety of projects and facilitates and coordinates occupational safety, hygiene, and wellness initiatives aimed at the prevention of illness and injury within the PHC physician population. The role develops, recommends, facilitates, implementing, evaluates and improves physician systems, programs, and services that could affect the health, safety and wellness needs of PHC physicians.

Qualifications / Skills and Education

Education, Training and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field plus five (5) years’ experience in a professional role in occupational health & safety, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Demonstrated experience with WorkSafeBC issues and systems.

Skills and Abilities
•Working knowledge of project management principles, methods and tools and ability to plan, manage, and complete projects.
•Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
•Demonstrated ability to be collaborative, receptive and flexible.
•Proven facilitation skills.
•Ability to develop education programs and teach.
•Ability to embraces innovation and change.
•High level of written, oral and aural communication skills.
•Proven ability as a practiced public speaker.
•Ability to seek opportunities to partner on projects.
•Ability to promote positive relationships.
•Demonstrated familiarity with testing equipment (air quality, noise, light etc.)
•Ability to use standard desktop computer systems, Internet, etc.
•Ability to travel and work in a variety of locations.
•Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develops, implements, monitors and audits the various components of the Medical Staff OH&S program and Health and Safety Management System, including the implementation and sustainability of the mPOSH (Medical Physician Occupational Safety & Health) program at PHC.
2. Leads occupational health and safety related projects and functions as a resource for Medical Leadership team to ensure that processes, workflow and implementation of changes achieve the desired outcomes.
3. Develops, implements and evaluates new technical solutions and new or redesigned processes ensuring alignment with departmental and clinical objectives and provincial mandates. Ensures current evidence based practice is incorporated with change and/or project management methodologies that will transform service, culture and system structure.
4. Interprets and provides advice on the application of WorkSafeBC regulations, CSA/ANSI standards of practice and other applicable local, provincial and federal regulations and standards, appropriate intervention and/or prevention measures
5. Develops and leads an education and training strategy related to projects including on line learning opportunities; provides consultation, education, and interpretation of various guidelines and processes to Medical Staff and Leaders across PHC.
6. Develops project plans that outline improvement timelines and deliverables; ensures completion and coordination of assigned initiatives; facilitates consensus with stakeholders and manages project resources including preparing and monitoring project budgets and expenditures where required; identifies and resolves issues.
7. Consults with Executive Directors, Directors, Managers, Medical Leadership, Medical Staff, and other clients on health & safety issues and assists them to prevent workplace injuries and exposures. This includes interpretation of regulations; application of OH&S procedures and standards of practice; appropriate intervention and/or preventative measures.
8. Responds to workplace incident reports and supports Medical Leaders and Medical Staff by ensuring appropriate follow-up action is taken including appropriate corrective actions to prevent injury and illness, and provides recommendations to achieve compliance with applicable legislation and the Medical Staff OH&S program.
9. Works cooperatively and collegially on teams and task forces with other members of staff to ensure that occupational health and safety requirements are included in work processes and systems.
10. Develops physician training programs and instructional materials and delivers training using a variety of methods.
11. Develops communication strategies and promotional materials to enhance awareness and promote occupational health and safety issues and encourage physician engagement in new initiatives.
12. Act as a resource for the provision of existing or specialized occupational health and safety programming to internal and external contacts. Participates on internal/external working groups and committees as required.
13. Collaboration with SWITCH BC and the Ministry of Health on special projects and initiatives.
14. Performs other related duties as required.

Vaccination Flag

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.