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

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

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Job Title:

Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Advisor

(Occupational Therapist 2/Physiotherapist 2)

Work Site: Corporate - Vancouver General Hospital EE

Temporary Full Time

Approximate End Date: September 20, 2018 (1.00 FTE)

Start Date: March 20, 2018
Salary: $33.61 - $41.92 per hour
Hours: 0800-1600
Reference#: 102139-ale


Key Outcome:

Promotes a safety culture to eliminate musculoskeletal occupational injuries.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Assesses the effectiveness of musculoskeletal injury prevention programs by methods such as analyzing WSBC and injury statistics, and conducting periodic audits of work activities
  5. 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.
  6. Collaborates with other Workplace Health team members to coordinate activities related to musculoskeletal injury prevention by attending meetings and providing expert technical advice.
  7. Participates in departmental planning by providing input with respect to the musculoskeletal injury prevention program's mandate and operational requirements.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Demonstrates effective Project Management skills when approaching a new task or initiative related to Program development and implementation.
  13. Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
  • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).


  • Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC).
  • 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.


  • 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.

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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