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Vacancy: Safety Advisor, Canada

Vacancy: Safety Advisor, Canada
Close Date: Jul. 21 2021
Location: Campbell River & District General Hospital - Campbell River, BC V9W 3V1 CA
Metral Drive Offices (Human Resources & Environmental Health) - Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L9 CA (Primary)
Royal Jubilee Hospital - Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 CA
Multi-Site: Yes
Travel Requirement: Travel between multiple sites is a regular/on-going requirement
Shift Start Time/End Time: 0800-1630
Days Off: Weekend/Stats
Vacancy Type: Temp FT
Salary Range (Hourly Rate): $33.46 - $48.10
FTE: 1.0
Bi-weekly Hours: 75
Planned Start Date: Aug. 23 2021
Approximate End Date (For Temporary Assignments ONLY): Aug. 31 2022

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health), patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

As a member of Wellness and Safety, the Safety Advisor provides leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Wellness and Safety Programming; coordinates an authority-wide approach to the management of complex safety initiatives in compliance with WorkSafe BC Regulations focusing on injury prevention and the assessment of injury risks and develops recommendations for minimizing or eliminating such risks within Island Health.

As part of the leadership team, the Safety Advisor works collaboratively to promote a culture that ensures high standards of safety and fosters ownership of health and safety at every level within the organization. The Safety Advisor takes a lead role in the provision of safety services consistent with the mission, goals and values of Island Health..


A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related safety discipline and three (3) years' professional experience in an environment where knowledge, development, implementation and evaluation of Wellness and Safety has been applied.

Direct experience in a large multi-union healthcare environment is preferred.


-Professional accreditation (CRSP, CSP, CIH, ROH) or the ability to achieve these accreditations is desirable.
-Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of Wellness and Safety Programs and relevant legislation
-Demonstrated experience in establishing & managing the implementation of Wellness and Safety Programs
-Comprehensive understanding of healthcare technology and work processes
-Demonstrated ability to work under time constraints, with multiple priorities
-Ability to interact with others effectively, often in highly charged emotional states
-Superior investigative, analytical and creative problem-solving skills
-Ability to develop, facilitate and evaluate educational programs
-Ability to maintain confidences of personal health and safety matters
-Ability to work independently using initiative and to make decisions guided by standards of practice, WorkSafe BC regulation and Island Health policies and procedures
-Effective organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload effectively
-Ability to work effectively within a team environment
-Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats
-Demonstrated ability to operate a PC utilizing MS Office software applications
-Physical ability to carry out the position
-Use of a personal vehicle to travel between multiple sites

Additional information for applicants

Additional Role responsibilities; As a member of the Violence Prevention advisor team must have familiarity with Violence Prevention strategies and policies in healthcare, Provincial Violence Prevention Education curriculum and Violence Prevention Risk Assessments. Demonstrated excellence in facilitation skills in Violence Prevention curriculum, Code White drills etc.


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