Why Fraser Health?:
Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.
Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.
Are you passionate about making a difference in the workplace? Bring your expertise in workplace safety principles and practices to this role as a Client Partner, General Health & Safety. This is your opportunity to apply your knowledge of relevant regulations and legislation to a role where you can really contribute to the success of workplace safety at Fraser Health.
Build your career experience as you:
Conduct assessments, provide recommendations, and complete associated reports in order to assess, evaluate, and control OH&S hazards and mitigate liability.
Complete quality reviews and provides associated recommendations related to OH&S processes and activities, including incident investigations, safety inspections, and hazard reports.
Develop and deliver a variety of OH&S education/training to staff.
Develop, implement, monitor, and provide support on OH&S prevention programs with oversight by the applicable Prevention team advisor when the initiative involves more in-depth and/or complex issues.
Coordinate and deliver respirator fit-testing services.
Act as a resource for internal and external inquiries to Health & Safety for information and/or assistance;
Monitor and support OH&S data management through a variety of tracking systems.
Perform some clerical duties such as preparing correspondence, reports, schedules, minutes, etc.
Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized program.
Registration or eligible for registration as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) preferred.
Five years recent related experience in a large multi-union environment.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.
This position requires a valid B.C. Driver's License and use of a personal vehicle.
This is a temporary full time with an approximate end date of June 2023. This positions is based at our Central City offices in Surrey, BC, with access to rapid transit, shopping, restaurants, on-site gym and other amenities.
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A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with health care providers who are excellent in their respective fields.
Phenomenal opportunities for support and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
A chance to create a difference in the world of health care.
Take ownership for your own performance and seek to model integrity, resilience and confidence! We are passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals. Join us in this outstanding opportunity!
Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:
Reporting to the Leader, Prevention - Client Services and in collaboration with the Health & Safety Team, the Client Partner, General Health & Safety is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and ongoing evaluation of the Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) program which is centred on meeting health & safety legislation, regulations, standards and/or health care collective agreements. The Client Partner, General Health & Safety maintains current knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation, health care collective agreements and health & safety policies/programs.
Develops, implements, monitors and audits the various components of the OH&S program, including but not limited to policies, program documents, supporting materials, instructional programs and reporting systems.
Delivers OH&S instructional education and training programs to Directors, Managers and front line staff.
Consults with Executive Directors, Directors, Managers, staff and other clients on health & safety issues and assists them to meet strategic goals which will 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.
Identifies, assesses and recommends mitigation of workplace hazards; provides technical advice and recommendations to management on maintaining compliance with applicable legislation, regulations, OH&S programs and collective agreements.
Collects and analyzes data, prepares applicable reports, and maintains various records of client interactions.
Liaises with WorkSafeBC officers during inspections, investigates and provides advice to management as well as other clients respecting WorkSafeBC inspection reports/orders including reviewing WorkSafeBC inspection reports, development of Notice of Compliance (NOC) plans with management, submitting NOC's to WorkSafeBC, and where appropriate challenging WorkSafeBC inspection reports/orders on behalf of Fraser Health though preparation of appeal documentation in consultation with legal counsel.
Responds to workplace incident reports and supports management by ensuring appropriate follow-up action is taken and provides recommendations to achieve compliance with applicable legislation and the OH&S program.
Provides advice to Human Resources, management and other clients respecting grievances that pertain to the OH&S program. This includes fact finding/analysis, strategizing on the employer position, preparing appropriate correspondence, participating in meetings with employer/union representatives and consultation with legal counsel.
Promotes constructive union-management relations through respectful communication and interest-based problem-solving. Liaises with Local Union executives and Head Office representatives to resolve OH&S related problems, consults on issues and provide/exchange information on OH&S topics affecting employees in the workplace.
Remains current with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation and other related legislation/standards; health care collective agreements and internal practices to ensure that the OH&S program is current and within legislative, regulation and/or collective agreement requirements.
Provides advice and guidance to Executive Directors, Directors, Managers, employees and others regarding the interpretation and administration of the Workers Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, as well as other legislation and policies to ensure consistent application of these agreements and directives.
Represents Health & Safety on various internal and external committees such as Site Leadership, Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees and provincial working groups.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized program plus five (5) years recent related experience in a unionized environment and registration as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), or an equivalent combination of education, experience and certification that is acceptable to Fraser Health. Valid B.C. Driver's License and use of a personal vehicle
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrates the LEADS capabilities of Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation.
Demonstrated knowledge of workplace health & safety principles/practices and working knowledge of relevant health & safety regulations/legislation and collective agreements.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with others in a highly sensitive labour climate;
Demonstrated ability to handle change effectively and model effective behaviours for others;
Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including computers and appropriate software programs.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.