Health and Safety Nurse ID: 66035

Deadline Date: 2021/04/15

Location:  Sioux Lookout

The Health and Safety Nurse will play a supporting role in building, implementing, and overseeing health and safety programs, and keeping employees safe.  This individual will assist in the development and implementation of occupational health and safety strategies and policies, conduct risk assessments, and liaise with regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with applicable federal and provincial legislation and regulations.

Posting Date:
8:30 - 4:30
 21 5th Avenu
Start Date:
 8:30 - 4:30
 Salary Range $68,612 – $88,308
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

• Assists with health assessments, monitoring, surveillance, and health teaching components in accordance with WSIB legislation and public health recommendations.
• Enables the provision of guidance for safety in practice based on the interpretation and knowledge of occupational health risk factors.
• Ensures that workplace conduct and activities are in accordance with the relevant federal and provincial public health legislation, regulations, and orders.
• Supports infection prevention and control measures at all worksites.
• Facilitates COVID-19 preventive measures in the workplace, including screening, testing, tracing and mitigation strategies as required.
• Promotes and protects employee health through education and enforcement of pertinent legislation and agency policies including the provincial Health Protection and Promotion Act and other relevant regulations.
• Assesses injured/ill employees for return to work in consultation with managers.
• Conducts pre-placement health assessments on all new employees as required
• Assist in providing case management of short-term disability (STD), long term disability (LTD), Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims
• Facilitate early and safe return to work.
• In consultation with the HR team, provide support to managers on attendance related challenges related to medical conditions.
• Provide on-site employee health nursing care, immunizations, and health counselling.
• Participate with healthy workplace promotion and health education activities
• Assist, advise and support the abilities team in formulating modified work/accommodation plans.
• In consultation, identify, manage and respond to public health notices in partnership with IPAC, as required.
• Accurately maintain documentation of employee health files to ensure currency and validity of information.
• Provide Health and Safety input for corporate newsletter.
• Support Health and Safety Advisor to ensure compliance in meeting all federal legislative requirements for occupational health and safety (e.g. WSIB Reports, Workplace Violence and Harassment Reports; WHIMIS, First Aid, CPR, AED and Accessibility/Disability Training).
• Support Health and Safety Advisor to develop, update and maintain workplace safety orientation and training for all new employees to ensure complete and effective understanding of potential risks and expected behavior within the workplace.
• Assist Health and Safety Advisor to ensure completion of relevant and applicable Workplace Health and Safety Committee action items to facilitate appropriate resolution in a timely manner.
• Assist Health and Safety Advisor with conducting relevant and effective Hazard Analysis for all work areas e.g. Infection Prevention and Control Audits.
• Assist Health and Safety Advisor to investigate, resolve, and implement corrective actions to all breaches of standards or procedures or any non-compliances or observations.
• Support Health and Safety Advisor to ensure proper health and safety audits, inspections, and investigations are conducted and that appropriate risk identification, assessment, and control measures are in place.
• Assist Health and Safety Advisor to ensure effective Employee Assistance Program (EAP) according to best practice.
• Assist departmental managers on the interpretation and administration of policies, programs, and best practices.
• Assist Health and Safety Advisor to develop and review health and safety rules, policies and procedures in accordance with site, company and government regulations and legislation.
• Assist with ensuring health and safety policies and procedures are being properly followed and implemented.
• Assist to develop policies that clearly outline what is expected of managers, supervisors and employees with regard to safety such as hazard reporting processes, accident investigation procedures, and basic safety rules.
• Assist with new staff orientation in collaboration with other Human Resources program managers and staff.
• Assist with ensuring that SLFNHA staff are up-to-date in relevant training.
• Assist with research; plan, organize, and conduct training regarding health and safety topics like infection prevention and control.
• Assist with maintaining accurate documentation, ensuring safety-related training records, accident reports and other documents are completed and stored properly, and track the increase/decrease of on-the-job accidents from year to year.
• Attend seminars/workshops that discuss new regulations and safe practices.
• Exercise care and caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information.
• Support HR team to ensure that deadlines are met and help identify areas for improvement.
• Assist with maintaining positive working relationships with employees and the management team.
• Handles complaints or difficult situations appropriately.
• Communicates pertinent information through appropriate and established channels of communication.
• Participates on divisional and agency committees, as assigned.
• Other duties may be assigned by program manager as required.

  • Current Certificate of Registration, in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario, Baccalaureate degree required
  • Certification in Occupational Health nursing, COHN(C) or certificate or diploma in Occupational Health Nursing is an asset.
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control an asset
  • Current and valid Health and Safety designation issued from an accredited organization within Canada, such as CRSP and CRST an asset.
  • Post-Secondary diploma in Human Resources and/or Health Program Administration is an asset.
  • Recent experience with COVID-19 pandemic infection control, illness triage and testing guidelines are required
  • Current CPR - Level C certification is required for some positions.
  • 2-3 years’ workplace health and safety experience, preferably in a healthcare environment.
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures and employee wellness programs required
  • Knowledge of relevant and current legislation required (e.g. human rights, employment standards/guidelines, laws, workplace violence and harassment etc.).
  • Experience working in a First Nations community and ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout Zone is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including public speaking. Able to convey information to multi-disciplinary teams, establish positive working relationships with internal/external partners, and resolve conflict.
  • Natural problem solver who is comfortable handling conflict, who is firm, fair, and objective.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, calm, resilient, adaptable, and able to embrace challenges.
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff (independently or part of a team) internally/externally and build relationship with relevant stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment, including challenging deadlines.
  • Excellent client service skills with the ability to earn and retain client confidence.
  • Self-direction and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Knowledge of First Nations’ people, history, culture, health and social issues is required.
  • Knowledge and experience related to First Nations and corporate governance, including the First Nations political environment and background is an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including the use of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams.
  • Regular attendance is required
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, three most recent employment references and an up-to-date Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Persons Sector Check to:

Human Resource Department

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street

Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8

Phone: (807) 737-1802

Fax: (807) 737-2969


Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Ian Rose
Position Title:
 HR Advisor
Company Name:
 Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
 21 5th Avenue South
 Sioux Lookout
Postal Code:
 P8T 1A1
 807 737 6127
Web Address: