Standards and Innovation Advisor works with a high degree of independence and collaboration with colleagues and peers within the Standards and Innovation Team and the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Business Partnerships Team. The position reports to and seeks guidance for complex or diverse situations from their respective Team Lead within the Standards and Evaluation team. The position will provide leadership and/or support in developing strategies, tools, resources and products used in implementing products and programs aimed at enhancing the health, safety and wellness of AHS clients. The position provides team allocated subject matter expertise in addition to providing advice and direction within the Advisor’s specialty function and scope: Occupational Hygiene. The position works to ensure that AHS’ values, goals and principles are implemented and integrated in the delivery of services to AHS clients. Work location for this position is negotiable within AHS sites in Alberta.
Roles and responsibilities include: Identifies, assesses, addresses and monitors relevant risks for client workplace health and safety, and develops or recommends changes to new or existing programs/projects. Responsible to develop, review and maintain the protocols, policies and standards outlined by the AHS Health and Safety Management System. Responsible for review of legislative changes and best practices, and provide recommendations to programs/projects as required to ensure compliance. Responsible for the coordination and/or administration of specialized work methods, protocols, policies and procedures related to Occupational Hygiene. Applies evidence based technical concepts and applications to improve worker health, safety and wellness to ensure compliance with legislative requirements. Establishes constructive working relationships with key stakeholders across AHS, with client follow up to ensure business needs are met in a timely and professional manner. Ensures accountability and compliance measures are incorporated into AHS Health and Safety Management System and supporting policies, standards, and programs. Works collaboratively within Standards & Innovation multidisciplinary teams to review, evaluate, and provide recommendations for policies, programs, and standards or training under review or development. Supports WHS Business Partnerships and operational teams in the implementation of programs and the use of tools developed to assess, monitor, and measure programs. Facilitates and/or participates in various department meetings and committees. Demonstrates professional integrity and knowledge/understanding of the issues.
Department: WHS Standards and Governance
Primary Location: Edmonton General Hospital
Negotiable Location: Provincial
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Posting End Date: 30-OCT-2020
Date Available: 23-NOV-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $28.20
Maximum Salary: $48.45
A minimum of a degree in occupational hygiene or related area plus appropriate license or other recognized designation is required. A minimum of 5 years in workplace health and safety in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity is preferred (healthcare experience an asset). Health & Safety Management System experience is preferred. Previous project management experience an asset. Ability to multi-task and prioritize with competing priorities an asset. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
Additional Required Qualifications:
In addition, incumbents will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability with problem solving, issues resolution, coaching and teaching, and the ability to function at a high level within teams. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to facilitate change. Effective communicator with strong negotiation skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Extensive knowledge of health and safety best practices. Excellent analytical and evidence-based decision making skills. Ability to identify, interpret and communicate complex issues or difficult situations. Ability to develop and facilitate presentations to convey information or transfer knowledge. Intermediate to advance knowledge of Microsoft Office. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.