Client Partner, General Health & Safety

June 5 2024
Expected expiry date: June 5 2024
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Security, Disability,
Hope, BC | Langley, BC | Chilliwack, BC | Abbotsford, BC | Coquitlam, BC | Port Moody, BC | New Westminster, BC | Delta, BC | Surrey, BC | Burnaby, BC • Full time
Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $38.12 - $54.80 / hour
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Fraser Health is the second largest health system in Canada with over 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers, and is the largest of five regional health authorities in British Columbia, providing hospital and community-based health services to nearly 2 million people in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

We invite you to apply today and find out why employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. We are committed to planetary health, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Curious to learn what it’s like to work here? Like us on Facebook (@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.

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All new hires to Fraser Health must have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Detailed Overview

Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:

Reporting to the Leader, Prevention - Client Services and in collaboration with the Health & Safety Team, the Client Partner, General Health & Safety is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and ongoing evaluation of the Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) program which is centred on meeting health & safety legislation, regulations, standards and/or health care collective agreements. The Client Partner, General Health & Safety maintains current knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation, health care collective agreements and health & safety policies/programs.


Responsibilities

  1. Develops, implements, monitors and audits the various components of the OH&S program, including but not limited to policies, program documents, supporting materials, instructional programs and reporting systems.
  2. Delivers OH&S instructional education and training programs to Directors, Managers and front line staff.
  3. Consults with Executive Directors, Directors, Managers, staff and other clients on health & safety issues and assists them to meet strategic goals which will prevent workplace injuries and exposures. This includes interpretation of regulations; application of OH&S procedures and standards of practice; appropriate intervention and/or preventative measures.
  4. Identifies, assesses and recommends mitigation of workplace hazards; provides technical advice and recommendations to management on maintaining compliance with applicable legislation, regulations, OH&S programs and collective agreements.
  5. Collects and analyzes data, prepares applicable reports, and maintains various records of client interactions.
  6. Liaises with WorkSafeBC officers during inspections, investigates and provides advice to management as well as other clients respecting WorkSafeBC inspection reports/orders including reviewing WorkSafeBC inspection reports, development of Notice of Compliance (NOC) plans with management, submitting NOC's to WorkSafeBC, and where appropriate challenging WorkSafeBC inspection reports/orders on behalf of Fraser Health though preparation of appeal documentation in consultation with legal counsel.
  7. Responds to workplace incident reports and supports management by ensuring appropriate follow-up action is taken and provides recommendations to achieve compliance with applicable legislation and the OH&S program.
  8. Provides advice to Human Resources, management and other clients respecting grievances that pertain to the OH&S program. This includes fact finding/analysis, strategizing on the employer position, preparing appropriate correspondence, participating in meetings with employer/union representatives and consultation with legal counsel.
  9. Promotes constructive union-management relations through respectful communication and interest-based problem-solving. Liaises with Local Union executives and Head Office representatives to resolve OH&S related problems, consults on issues and provide/exchange information on OH&S topics affecting employees in the workplace.
  10. Remains current with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation and other related legislation/standards; health care collective agreements and internal practices to ensure that the OH&S program is current and within legislative, regulation and/or collective agreement requirements.
  11. Provides advice and guidance to Executive Directors, Directors, Managers, employees and others regarding the interpretation and administration of the Workers Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, as well as other legislation and policies to ensure consistent application of these agreements and directives.
  12. Represents Health & Safety on various internal and external committees such as Site Leadership, Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees and provincial working groups.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized program plus five (5) years recent related experience in a unionized environment and registration as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), or an equivalent combination of education, experience and certification that is acceptable to Fraser Health. Valid B.C. Driver's License and use of a personal vehicle



Competencies

Demonstrates the leadership practices of the Fraser Health Leadership Framework of Clear, Caring and Courageous and creates the conditions for people to succeed.

Professional/Technical Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace health & safety principles/practices and working knowledge of relevant health & safety regulations/legislation and collective agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with others in a highly sensitive labour climate;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle change effectively and model effective behaviours for others;
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including computers and appropriate software programs.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
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