Nurse Practitioner Supervisor

DriverCheck Inc.



Position: Nurse Practitioner Supervisor

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, some weekends or evenings based on volume


Contract: Full-Time, Fixed Term One-Year

Location: Client Sites – Woodstock and Cambridge


The primary function of the NP Supervisor is to provide on-site supervision of the occupational health services at two locations for a large auto manufacturer to promote the health, wellness, and safety of individual workers, the aggregate worker population, and the workplace organization. The on-site occupational health services include delivery of primary care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses.

This includes emergency response, clinical assessment and triage of injuries, and assessment of fitness to work. The NP Supervisor works as part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in the health centres and advises workers and management on health issues in the workplace.

The NP Supervisor collaborates with stakeholders to identify and assess workers’ exposures to health hazards, performs, and coordinates medical surveillance procedures, recommends, and facilitates implementation of exposure control measures. The NP supervises to the delivery of health promotion and disease prevention programs.

They provide oversight and guidance on case/disability management for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses, coordination of workplace accommodation, and facilitation of employees’ return to work. The NP Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the professional competence of the on-site health centre team and providing course correction where required.

The NP Supervisor reports into the Manager, Special Project Support.


What we offer:
FAMILY focused culture
Excellent Training Program
Supportive continuous learning environment
Competitive Wage

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES


Mitigate workplace illness and injury through timely response, early intervention, assessment of function, and referral for medical treatment
Provide consultation on:
Need for referrals to other internal and external healthcare providers
Workers’ fitness for work/diminished capacity
Clinical assessment and management of injury and illness cases
Medical accommodation plans
Case management for non-musculoskeletal occupational conditions
Identification of RTW barriers and solutions for overcoming these barriers
Work as part of multidisciplinary, cohesive healthcare team to promote the wellbeing of workers
Support with annual flu vaccine campaign and administration of immunizations as required
Maintaining medical records in Electronic Medical Record in accordance with established medical records and medical confidentiality protocols
Collaborate on and escalate complex cases to Occupational Medicine Physician
Other duties as assigned

ON-SITE LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES


Clinical Assessment and Treatment



Provide assessment, including gathering details on medical history, current function compared with job duties, with consideration on how medical condition has impacted work historically and at the current time;
Provide clinical treatment (e.g., medication administration, dressings, health education, etc.) to injured/ill workers;
Communicate and collaborate with client stakeholders (e.g., management, Human Resources);
Determine need for referral (e.g., other members of on-site healthcare team, Occupational Medicine Physician, off-site medical care, emergency transport or activation of EMS);
Provide plant-wide emergency response including assessment, treatment, and clinical monitoring of workers;
Assess and provide direction for Fitness to Work/Diminished Capacity cases, including referrals as necessary; and,
Communicate with the claims team to initiate a claim submission for employee absences.



Disability Case Management

Provide worker-centered, supportive approach to facilitate stay at work and early-intervention return-to-work initiatives;
Review disability assessment and rehabilitation plans;
Evaluate the biopsychosocial needs of the worker;
Assess the need for accommodation;
Develop the return-to-work plans for optimal recovery and workplace reintegration;
Monitor recovery and continued optimal health and performance;
Review request for medical accommodations including collecting and reviewing medical information and supporting documentation to substantiate request;
Work with interdisciplinary team including Kinesiologists, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Medicine Physician as needed to facilitate accommodation.


Medical surveillance


Perform required assessments and evaluations as outlined in the client’s Medical Surveillance Program.

This program includes Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Surveillance, Mobile Equipment and Laser Eye Surveillance Program to ensure regulatory compliance as per the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act;
Conduct quantitative respiratory fit testing for workers who are required to wear respirators; and,
Review and interpretation of abnormal medical surveillance tests (e.g., audiometry, spirometry) for next steps recommendations, including referrals to employees’ primary care providers for further assessment.



Pre-placement Medical Evaluations


Conduct preplacement medical assessment including taking a detailed medical and occupational health history, performing a physical examination which includes assessment of basic functional movements, and conducting baseline surveillance testing (e.g., audiometric, vision screening, and spirometry); and,
Review all assessments determined to be fit with restrictions and/or limitations and work with client’s accommodation team to appropriately job match.



Leadership


Conduct clinical training for team of on-site nurses
Provide guidance and mentorship to promote professional growth and development of on-site team members
Provide on-site support to health centre teams at both client locations (Cambridge and Woodstock)
Ensure quality control of delivery of occupational health services and programs through periodic audits
Identify opportunity for process efficiencies and improvements
Attend service provider management meetings
Liaise with key client stakeholders such as management and Human Resources on occupational health services program performance (e.g., reporting of key performance indicators)
Assist on-site team with complex cases as needed
Facilitate meetings with shops to review employee status reports
Conduct annual employee performance reviews
Participate in performance managing on-site staff as needed



QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:



Graduate of a Canadian Physician Assistant (PA) program recognized by PACCC (e.g., Canadian Armed Forces PA program, University of Manitoba, McMaster University)
Canadian Certified Physician Assistant (CCPA) designation is preferred but not required
Member in good standing with Canadian Association of Physician Assistants
Minimum 3-5 years’ leadership experience
Leadership experience with guiding and motivating team members and creating a culture of respect and teamwork
Mental Health training sufficient to manage workers in crisis, or proven experience in mental health
Basic Life Support (BLS) required; Emergency First Aid/CPR, EMS responder, or equivalent emergency pre-hospital response training preferred
Certification in audio and spirometry testing is preferred

Knowledge, Skill, & Abilities


Highly developed critical thinking, problem-solving, prioritization, time management skills, as well as detail oriented with strong organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong personal computer and standard corporate software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and appropriate systems skills are required
Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team
Ability to identify protocol development needs as per health surveillance program
Demonstrated clinical skills in Occupational Medicine with evidence of continued professional development
Knowledge of Occupational Medicine standards of practice
Knowledge and understanding of Human Rights legislation, the Occupational Health and Safety Act the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and Employment Equity, Accessibility Ontario Disability Act

If you want to work in an environment that is positive, challenging, and safe; where your contributions are valued, this role may be right for you.


DriverCheck is committed to creating an accessible environment for our employees and potential employees; we will attempt to make appropriate accommodations throughout the entire recruitment process. Accommodations are made upon request.

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