• Safety Consultant, Safety & Prevention Vancouver
  • PHSA in Vancouver, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

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Safety Consultant, Safety & Prevention

HR Safety & Prevention

Vancouver, BC

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of PHSA safety, including both patient and employee safety, is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA’s Agencies/Divisions/Services, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

The Workforce Consultant, Safety and Prevention, Workplace Experience Network, reports to the Team Leader, works in a matrixed human resources (HR) environment, and is accountable for coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives that promote safe work practices and working environments, with emphasis on Occupational Safety matters. The Workforce Consultant provides leadership to others by providing expertise in the area of occupational safety including the development and administration of programs throughout the PHSA. This position... assesses and responds to needs identified by operational partners. The Workforce Consultant is a strategic partner to an assigned operational group, promoting and fostering a consultative and proactive problem solving employee relations approach and contributing to the overall strategic design and implementation of work processes that enable client groups to achieve their business outcomes.

The Workforce Consultant liaises with all levels of staff in the delivery of Injury Prevention programs and works closely with other HR staff to ensure organizational and department objectives as they relate to occupational safety. In addition, liaises with Patient Services/Program Directors and other department supervisory staff to ensure compliance with applicable legislation/regulations. Externally, the Workforce Consultant liaises with other OH&S professionals, WCB, and representatives of other hospitals to establish and utilize networks to maintain a pool of resources to meet the organization’s Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

What you’ll do
• Builds effective partnerships within assigned client groups including developing a strong understanding of the operational partner services, encouraging development of the operational business strategic plan to maximize the potential of available human resources. Promotes HR corporate initiatives and services to facilitate understanding and cooperation.
• Counsels and advises operational management, supervisory and other staff with line authority for Occupational Health and Safety on methods to improve safety and comply with legislation such as WHMIS and WCB Safety legislation within their areas of authority. Provides expert advice to the Consultant, HR, operational partners and other HR colleagues.
• Conducts environmental safety surveillance of workplace to ensure safe work practices. Investigates accidents/other related incidents related to Occupational Health and Safety and recommends measures to prevent reoccurrence. Collaborates with the Practice Lead, Safety and Prevention on complex cases and as a member of the Community of Practice for Safety and Prevention
• Leads and/or participates in a variety of committees including those committees with a mandate involving occupational health and safety.
• Coordinates the development, implementation, direction and maintenance of PHSA wide Occupational Health and Safety programs including Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) that meet organizational needs for safe standards of work practices and working environments.
• Utilizes client feedback to continually improve delivery of services. Supports the development of safety and injury preventions related quality indicators in day-to-day operations such as continuous quality improvement. Models behaviour that is consistent with the strategic direction of the organization. Recommends initiatives for improvement of the PHSA wide performance with respect to Occupational Health & Safety matters. Develops and/or teaches training programs designed to improve safe work practices and working environments.
• Remains current on occupational safety and injury prevention trends, issues and best practices through literature review, contact with peers at other organizations and attendance at seminars, workshops and educations programs.
• Assists in administrative systems such as inventory of existing products and material safety data sheets or WHMIS that support compliance with Federal, Provincial and other safety related legislation. Compiles, analyzes and maintains statistical data

What you bring

• A level of education, training and experience equal to post-secondary education with a diploma from an accredited school in Occupational Health and Safety or relevant field and five (5) to seven (7) years of recent related experience in Occupational Health & Safety within an intermediate to large organization. Experience in providing these services in a in a health care setting is preferred.
• Working knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety principles with an emphasis on occupational health and safety. Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to occupational health and safety. Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing priorities and demands. Ability to be guided by standards of practice, WCB regulations and PHSA standards. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills. Proven problem solving, decision-making and consulting skills, and the ability to facilitate the resolution of issues. Models a commitment to service and being a strategic HR business partner within a complex organization. Demonstrated ability to mentor and engage others to ensure success in the workplace. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of a team and to work independently. Commitment to the value of continuous learning and an open curiosity for new ideas and innovation. Ability to prepare written reports and letters. Ability to present proposals. Ability to use related equipment including the HR information system, word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet tools.

Skills & Knowledge
• Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
• As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
• Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
• Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
• Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
• Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
• PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
• Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-time

Salary Range: $72,445 - $104,139 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Closing date: Applications accepted until position is filled

Hours of Work: 08:30 - 16:30 (Monday to Friday)

Requisition # 163904E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of April 24, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at [email protected] and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day
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