The West Nipissing General Hospital (WNGH) is a small rural 99 bed hospital located on the shore of Lake Nipissing, 45 KM west of North Bay and 100 KM east of Sudbury. As a fully accredited hospital, we operate a 24/7 ED, provide both outpatient and inpatient services as well as a 48 bed Interim Long Term Care Unit and a Mental Health & Substance Abuse program.

We are currently seeking an Occupational Health & Safety and Infection Prevention & Control Manager reporting to the President & CEO.

Job Status: Permanent Full Time

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Salary Range: $76,708.09 – $92,093.82

This position offers an attractive benefit insurance plan, as well as membership in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for the results and activities of the organization’s , Occupational Health Services and Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • Managing the day-to-day operation of these services, promoting and developing health and safety initiatives, providing comprehensive health services to employees, attendance and disability management, WSIB Claims Management
  • Co-Chair of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  • Providing expert knowledge and direction in Infection, Prevention and Control related issues

Qualifications

  • BScN degree or equivalent
  • Good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Diploma or certification in Occupational Health & Safety and/or Certification in Occupational Health Nursing
  • Certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology – Infection Control (CIC) or willingness to obtain within 5 years is required
  • Joint Occupational Health & Safety Certification or willingness to obtain is required
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience in an acute health care facility
  • Knowledge of occupational health principles and applicable legislation (OHSA, WSIA, Human Rights, Privacy)
  • Knowledge and application of current Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols and Public Health Act
  • Experience with disability claims management transitional return to work programs an asset
  • Experience in health promotion and wellness programs an asset
  • Proficient in the use of various computer software programs
  • Bilingualism an asset

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