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PERMANENT FULL TIME OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE ADVISOR, HEALTH, SAFETY AND PREVENTION
Salary Range: $55,084-$77,462
Located at: 1815 Kirchner Rd, Kelowna B.C
The Occupational Hygiene Advisor, Health, Safety and Prevention participates as a key member of the WH&S team and provides advice, guidance, and resources in the strategic planning, development, implementation, sustainability, evaluation, and continuous improvement of an integrated, system-based approach for all Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) programs and practices in Northern Health (NH) and Interior Health (IH).
The Advisor acts as a resource and provides consultation, research, and educational support on occupational hygiene for the WH&S team, managers, and staff; coordinates the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Health Authority-wide occupational hygiene programs; and facilitates organizational compliance with legislated OH&S requirements to protect and improve the quality of work life and healthcare in IH and NH.
• Develops, implements, and evaluates standards of practice, procedures, and protocols for chemical, biological, and physical stresses arising in or from the workplace which may cause illness or significant discomfort for employees.
• Using a systems approach to building a culture of health and safety and with a focus on occupational hygiene, provides guidance to the organization for meeting and exceeding regulatory compliance.
• Participates and represents NH and IH
Benefits: Interior Health offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, Extended Health including Massage Therapist, Chiropractor, and Physiotherapist services, plus Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability. In addition, a comprehensive Pension Plan is included for all permanent employees.
Education, Training, and Experience
• A Master’s of Science in Occupational Hygiene or a Bachelor of Science with a postgraduate occupational health specialization.
• Registered member of appropriate professional organization (e.g., HCSPA).
• Registration or eligibility for registration as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or a Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH).
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.
• A valid BC Driver’s license.
• Five to seven years of recent, related experience working in a healthcare environment, including project management, change management, and quality improvement experience.
• Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts.