Vancouver Coastal Health

Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP) Advisor (Occupational Therapist 2/Physiotherapist 2)

Job Description

Job Title: Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP) Advisor (Occupational Therapist 2/Physiotherapist 2)
Work Site: Safety and Prevention - Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $37.24 - $46.39 per hour


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 163979-mpe


Come work as a Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP) Advisor with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Advisor to join the Safety and Prevention department in Vancouver, BC. In this position, your focus will be to promote a safety culture to eliminate musculoskeletal occupational injuries.

At Vancouver Coastal Health, the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP) Advisor:

  • Develops a musculoskeletal injury prevention program for VCH staff, in conjunction with other team members, based on a needs assessment. Performs activities such as reviewing the learning needs through observation of work activities, discussing with unit/department/site supervisor/staff, and analyzing departmental statistics and Worksafe BC data, including costs.
  • Selects appropriate modules/materials and/or develops training modules/materials to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Enhances the MSIP learning system by providing material in a number of formats, including training sessions and online courses.. Utilizes proactive facilitations skills to respond to the needs of the stakeholders.
  • Develops and/or updates patient/client handling procedures by methods such as reviewing WSBC requirements, analyzing applicable VCH site statistics for musculoskeletal injuries, writing/revising procedures, and working with management to ensure that procedures are current and implemented as required.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of musculoskeletal injury prevention programs by methods such as analyzing WSBC and injury statistics, and conducting periodic audits of work activities
  • Participates in departmental and team strategic planning incorporating the organization’s vision, values, goals and corporate plan by methods such as identifying trends and opportunities, consulting with customers, analyzing outcome data, and providing input and/or recommendations to contribute to the reduction musculoskeletal injury issues, including development of policies and programs and assessment of educational needs which support quality client and family centred care.
  • Collaborates with other Workplace Health team members to coordinate activities related to musculoskeletal injury prevention by attending meetings and providing expert technical advice.
  • Participates in departmental planning by providing input with respect to the musculoskeletal injury prevention program's mandate and operational requirements.
  • Supports frontline leadership training by participating in collaborative opportunities such as the Safety Coaching program. Participates in planning and delivery of frontline leadership training and provides ongoing support to staff to insure successful outcomes and drive a culture of safety throughout the organization
  • Participates in the development of authority-wide policies relating to musculoskeletal injury prevention and related equipment by methods such as reviewing WSBC requirements, researching current literature and programs in other sites/health authorities, analyzing injury statistics for designated area, and drafting policies for approval.
  • Maintains and updates knowledge of musculoskeletal injury prevention by methods such as reviewing journals, videos, publications and WSBC regulations/requirements, attending seminars/lectures, and identifying new theories/trends/programs to ensure that information provided to the organization is accurate, current and complete.
  • Provides consultative services to community groups by methods such as meeting with community members, providing information and referring to various resources to share musculoskeletal injury prevention knowledge.
  • Demonstrates effective Project Management skills when approaching a new task or initiative related to Program development and implementation.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



Education & Experience

  • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) OR Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC) and Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
  • Local area travel requires use of a personal vehicle for which mileage is reimbursed.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Facilitation
  • Education and training
  • Verbal and written communication and engagement
  • Systems thinking
  • Influence
  • Safety culture and practices
  • Current computer literacy in Excel, Power Point, Word
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Ergonomics
  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Task analysis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health care jobs

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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