Job Posting #891763
Position: Safety Officer
Site: Hydro Place – 700 University Avenue
Department: Safety Services
Reports to: Supervisor
Salary Range: $71,195 to $88,998 per annum
Status: Permanent Full-Time
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Safety Officer in our UHN Safety Services-Research Safety Department.
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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
As an integral member of the UHN Safety Services–Research Safety department, the primary responsibilities of the Safety Officer are to support research and include: performing safety duties and coordinating projects under the direction of the Supervisor, Research Safety, and Director, UHN Safety Services; maintaining and coordinating safety programs; assisting with the development of safety literature/departmental process, personnel support, support for incident response/investigation; providing safety training, review of projects, area inspections/audit; coordinating multiple/simultaneous small scale projects for assigned groups; performing quality management responsibilities; performing data management/communication and administrative responsibilities; performing cross-functional and other duties consistent with the job classification as assigned and/or as requested.
Assists the Supervisor and Director with research safety programs including development and maintenance of safety literature, departmental process, safety project development/implementation, and accurate record keeping and data tracking.
Performs laboratory inspections and/or audit as per regulatory requirements (Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Occupational Health & Safety Act, etc.).
Oversees activities of consultants, contractors, sub-contractors or trades
Researches current safety literature and legislation and develops, maintains and updates training presentations and materials, subject to approval from the Supervisor and or Director.
Delivers safety training to research personnel and support personnel in large and small audiences or to individuals.
Conducts on-going evaluation of quality indicators to ensure the integrity and safety of projects/equipment and notify appropriate bodies of deficiencies/gaps.
Attends and actively participates in intra- and inter-departmental meetings, as required.
At minimum, completion of a bachelor’s degree in Sciences or recognized equivalent required
At minimum over 2 years up to and including 3 years practical and related experience, and/or 2 years on-the-job training required
Experience in relevant safety programs
Experience with Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, Powerpoint required
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
POSTED DATE: January 20, 2022 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.