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Regulated Health Care Practitioner

EORLA - Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association

This is a Part-time position in Ottawa, ON posted July 20, 2017.

Position Information:

Reporting to the Manager of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), the Regulated Health Care Practitioner will provide support and guidance to EORLA employees for matters related to non-occupational illness or injury. He/she will process referrals to third party insurance providers as applicable and will liaise with EORLA regional site member OHS departments to ensure employees are provided with an optimal level of support for matters related to all illnesses or injuries.

This position will rotate between the three (3) campuses of The Ottawa Hospital (Civic, General, Riverside).

 Responsibilities include:

  • Provide assessment, referral, and follow-up care for employees with non-occupational injury/illness and perform return-to-work assessments post injury/illness to ensure fitness to work;
  • Organize and facilitate modified work meetings;
  • Monitor ongoing progress of employee absences and return to work plans;
  • Work effectively with regional site OHS departments to coordinate and advise on early and safe return to work plans for employees;
  • Ensure site OHS departments are supported by providing them with all EORLA disability management forms and policies and liaise with them as appropriate, for all matters related to employee absences and return to work plans;
  • Manage LTD/STD claims respectful of the Early and Safe Return to Work program;
  • Collect, maintain and distribute statistical records related to both occupational and non-occupational disability claims;
  • Meet with Human Resources and management to discuss and advise on accommodations and other workplace issues as appropriate;
  • Provide referral and follow-up support for employees with personal/family problems;
  • Maintain regular contact with employees on sick leave;
  • Request medical information as needed to support sick benefits;
  • Participate in various committees including case review meetings with Human Resources and provide expertise on all matters relating to illness and injury;
  • Liaise with third party early intervention provider to ensure  relevant information is shared in a timely manner to all involved stakeholders;
  • Maintain the knowledge of community resources/programs available to employees;
  • Keep accurate and confidential records of illness and injury data;
  • Ensure data and monitor health reviews, annual TB testing and ensure communication to staff and managers is appropriate;
  • Promote and implement psychological health and safety/wellness initiatives;
  • Provide guidance and training on environmental hazards and communicable diseases to employees, physicians and management;
  • Provide guidance and training to employees, physicians and all levels of management on safe work procedures and health and safety concerns/issues in the workplace;
  • Provide employee education of potential health risks and methods/measures to prevent injury and illness;
  • Maintain knowledge and ensure respect of applicable health and safety guidelines, legislation, and current guidelines and trends, and review/develop OHS policies, procedures, and guidelines accordingly;
  • Create, implement and evaluate disability management and all other applicable forms for the department;
  • Create, implement and evaluate OHS policies and programs as required and directed;
  • Perform work in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all EORLA corporate/departmental policies and procedures;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by OHS Manager.


Days, 8 hour shifts.  For informatioon purposes only – EORLA reserves the right to change.

Basic Requirements:

  • College Diploma or University Degree in a regulated health care practitioner field;
  • Minimum of five (5) years related Occupational Health experience, or equivalent,  preferably in health care setting;
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic/experience requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario or other regulated college;
  • Occupational Health certification preferred, but in process, will be considered;
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.

How to apply:

Please submit an on-line application at for the position you are interested in. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.The Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.


Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


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