Client Partner, Ergonomics in Surrey, British Columbia

Fraser Health Authority

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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, Regional Initiatives, Workplace Health the Client Partner, Ergonomics acts as a resource and provides consultation, research and educational support on ergonomics issues for the Workplace Health Team and for managers, supervisors and staff. Responsible for collaborating with other ergonomists in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an authority wide ergonomics program.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates standards of practice, procedures and protocols for ergonomic programs and services such as Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP), Risk Assessment and Intervention and Job Demands Analysis, collaborating with other departments as necessary.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates instructional programs and training materials to assist managers, supervisors and staff in such areas as Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP), Risk Assessments and Job Demands Analysis.

  • Consults and advises the Workplace Health team,department managers, supervisors and staff on: the interpretation and application of ergonomics regulations and standards of practice; appropriate intervention and/or prevention measures; methods to report and record ergonomic issues.

  • Conducts ergonomic assessments of worksites. Evaluates equipment in department or individual workplace to ensure physical and health hazards are guarded against or eliminated and recommends appropriate measures to minimize potential injury.

  • Conducts job demand analyses to review factors relating to the department or individual-specific environment and work procedures such as the physical or mechanical handling of people and materials, and the use of related equipment/devices; identifies associated risk factors and develops work procedures conducive to an accident and disease-free workplace; ensures supervisors and workers are trained in and follow all safe work procedures.

  • Advises on the design of new construction and/or renovation projects, major changes in work practices and selection of new equipment in accordance with ergonomics regulations and standards of practice and in collaboration with relevant departments and user groups.

  • Contributes to developing budget proposals for new equipment relevant to ergonomic issues/initiatives by: identifying and initiating the necessary research processes; collecting and analyzing factual and cost related data; evaluating information and preparing written reports of recommendation for approval.

  • Develops a communication strategy to enhance awareness and promote knowledge of ergonomic issues. Prepares promotional material to ensure all staff are informed of relevant information and to encourage staff participation in the development of new initiatives.

  • Develops and/or collaborates in the implementation and evaluation of standards and procedures relevant to the maintenance of records and the reporting and collecting of statistics. Prepares relevant reports and recommendations.

  • Keeps current on the interpretation and application of relevant articles in the collective agreements, human rights legislation and all other applicable external guidelines and regulations.

  • Represents the department on selected internal and external committees.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline such as Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health Nursing plus three years recent related experience in a healthcare environment including experience in program planning, implementation, evaluation and adult education or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Master’s Degree in Ergonomics preferred. Registered member of appropriate professional organization.

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 ability to lead, plan, organize, and problem-solve.

  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment.

  • Working knowledge/understanding of the principles of adult education and skill in teaching and motivating a diversity of staff.

  • Ability to work within an environment subject to continuously chanign priorities.

  • Working knowledge of relevant regulations and legislation.

  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Job ID: 2023-37931

External Company URL: https://careers.fraserhealth.ca/

FTE: 1.00

Scheduled Start & Stop Times (24 hour clock): 08:00 to 16:00

Program/Service (Choose one of the approved options listed above): Employee Experience – Health and Safety

Salary at Time of Posting: $34.67 – $49.84 / hour

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, Regional Initiatives, Workplace Health the Client Partner, Ergonomics acts as a resource and provides consultation, research and educational support on ergonomics issues for the Workplace Health Team and for managers, supervisors and staff. Responsible for collaborating with other ergonomists in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an authority wide ergonomics program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates standards of practice, procedures and protocols for ergonomic programs and services such as Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP), Risk Assessment and Intervention and Job Demands Analysis, collaborating with other departments as necessary.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates instructional programs and training materials to assist managers, supervisors and staff in such areas as Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP), Risk Assessments and Job Demands Analysis.

  • Consults and advises the Workplace Health team,department managers, supervisors and staff on: the interpretation and application of ergonomics regulations and standards of practice; appropriate intervention and/or prevention measures; methods to report and record ergonomic issues.

  • Conducts ergonomic assessments of worksites. Evaluates equipment in department or individual workplace to ensure physical and health hazards are guarded against or eliminated and recommends appropriate measures to minimize potential injury.

  • Conducts job demand analyses to review factors relating to the department or individual-specific environment and work procedures such as the physical or mechanical handling of people and materials, and the use of related equipment/devices; identifies associated risk factors and develops work procedures conducive to an accident and disease-free workplace; ensures supervisors and workers are trained in and follow all safe work procedures.

  • Advises on the design of new construction and/or renovation projects, major changes in work practices and selection of new equipment in accordance with ergonomics regulations and standards of practice and in collaboration with relevant departments and user groups.

  • Contributes to developing budget proposals for new equipment relevant to ergonomic issues/initiatives by: identifying and initiating the necessary research processes; collecting and analyzing factual and cost related data; evaluating information and preparing written reports of recommendation for approval.

  • Develops a communication strategy to enhance awareness and promote knowledge of ergonomic issues. Prepares promotional material to ensure all staff are informed of relevant information and to encourage staff participation in the development of new initiatives.

  • Develops and/or collaborates in the implementation and evaluation of standards and procedures relevant to the maintenance of records and the reporting and collecting of statistics. Prepares relevant reports and recommendations.

  • Keeps current on the interpretation and application of relevant articles in the collective agreements, human rights legislation and all other applicable external guidelines and regulations.

  • Represents the department on selected internal and external committees.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications / Skills and Abilities: Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline such as Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health Nursing plus three years recent related experience in a healthcare environment including experience in program planning, implementation, evaluation and adult education or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Master’s Degree in Ergonomics preferred. Registered member of appropriate professional organization.

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 ability to lead, plan, organize, and problem-solve.

  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment.

  • Working knowledge/understanding of the principles of adult education and skill in teaching and motivating a diversity of staff.

  • Ability to work within an environment subject to continuously chanign priorities.

  • Working knowledge of relevant regulations and legislation.

  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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