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Manager, Safety & Prevention

Manager, Safety & Prevention

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Job Description


Job Title: Manager, Safety & Prevention
Work Site: Corporate - VGH EE
Status: Regular Full Time 
Reference#: 102267-ale

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Workplace Health , provides leadership and direction to a team of professional occupational health & safety staff throughout Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH. The Manager is responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors and to ensure compliance with organizational standards and legislative requirements. This includes leading the development and implementation of corporate occupational health and safety policies, programs and services; developing effective employee event reporting systems;; developing effective injury and communicable disease prevention and exposure programs; ensuring effective service delivery by monitoring adherence to health & safety programs; developing corporate-wide safety, education and orientation programs; monitoring key indicators and reporting to senior management; and developing communication strategies to promote health and safety issues across Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH

The Manager liaises with Workplace Health team members, HR Advisors, Directors, Managers, Department Heads, physicians and others to provide support, advice and influence decisions regarding regulatory compliance, safety awareness, health promotion, disease and injury prevention and related issues. External contacts include WorkSafe BC, Industry Committees, Health Care Unions, other health care institutions as well as academic institutions.

Qualifications and Expertise:


  • Master’s degree in a health sciences discipline, business or education, with a diploma in Occupational Health & Safety plus seven (7) to ten (10) years' progressive experience in a large multi-union organization. 
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation or equivalent.


  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to promote and enhance services provided.
  • Uses a comprehensive knowledge of health and safety and human resource theories/practices, legislation as well an understanding of a complex multi-union healthcare environment to identify, develop and implement strategies and initiatives, ensuring compliance with service level agreements.
  • Uses a comprehensive knowledge of program management, especially in relation to education and development.
  • Identifies emerging initiatives, trends and industry best practices and ensures full consideration in the development and implementation of service delivery goals and objectives.
  • Uses strong written communication skills in the development of business cases and marketing and promotional materials.
  • Uses creativity and innovation to develop new programs and initiatives that meet and/or exceed service level agreements in the creation of healthy healthcare workplaces for all organizations under the Integrated HR Service.

To Apply:

  • Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 102267-ale.

Please Note:

  • 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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