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Bayshore HealthCare: Bilingual Occupational Health Nurse (Rn)

Bayshore HealthCare

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted February 21, 2021.

The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) is responsible for providing occupational health services to employees to promote and optimize their health and well-being.

The OHN works within a multidisciplinary team environment for the delivery of occupational health nursing services and programs.Work will be conducted in either English or French.

Bilingualism is required.TASKSThe tasks may include but are not limited to the following:Occupational Health:Perform Standards of Practice in accordance with the provincial/territorial nursing regulatory body.Assist physicians to perform pre-employment and periodic examinations according to guidelines.Plan, organize and perform screening tests such as but not limited to; audiograms, vision testing, pulmonary function testing, electrocardiograms, and blood pressure reading.Coordinates and implement the immunization program.Arrange and coordinate with community provider’s periodic and special health assessments.Collection and interpretation of pertinent data for statistical reporting requirements.Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and working groups, as a member of the health services team.Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between employees, the work and the environment in which their duties are performed.Develop and maintain a network of partnerships with internal and external community organizations within the OHN’s geographical area.Conduct quarterly presentations to units, internal and external agencies to promote occupational health nursing services.Promote and enhance peer development by sharing individual skills and knowledge through mentorship.Medical Disability Case Management:Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and working groups, as a member of the health services team.Gather employee’s functional abilities, limitations and restrictions to support a timely, safe return to work program in conjunction with other stakeholders, the employee and their care provider.Review all information gathered from consultation with the employee and determines if all available information supports their absence from work and for what time frame.Review functional abilities, limitations, and restrictions as recommended by the physician, confirm if temporary or permanent, and communicate to stakeholders.Educate employees about their health condition(s) and provide them with information and eligibility criteria on benefits and entitlements.Provide current health and services information to employees in order for them to make informed decisions and to access a broad range of community, provincial, and federal services.Provide the medical case management perspective at various meetings such as case conference.Conduct quarterly presentations to units, internal and external agencies to promote the Case Management program.REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Reports directly to the Bayshore Medical Personnel Regional Liaison.QUALIFICATIONSEducationAll Occupational Health Nurses must possess, as a minimum:A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized university; Occupational Health Nurse Certificate; and
·A current license to practice from a provincial or territorial College of NursesExperienceThe OHN shall possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience within the last 5 years in an occupational health environment.