Occupational Health Nurse

The City of Cornwall is a progressive community of 47,000, situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario. Rich in history and natural beauty, Cornwall offers historic sites, popular campsites, beaches and world-class amenities as well as small town charm and hospitality. Cornwall is Ontario’s easternmost city, just over 400 kilometres east of Toronto, 100 kilometres southeast of Ottawa and 120 kilometres southwest of Montreal. Cornwall boasts a modern economy led by forward thinkers who have made the city an excellent place for a career and raising a family. For more information, visit www.cornwall.ca


Reporting to the Manager of Employee Relations, the Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for assisting employees with overall wellness and safety in the workplace. This includes the administration of sick leave programs for occupational and non-occupational injuries, being the resource for employees and supervisors for return-to-work programs and overseeing the City’s Joint Health and Safety committees to ensure compliance with all required standards and to champion a safe and inclusive work environment.  

The ideal person will personify the values of integrity, trust, ethics, and values while being a relentless pursuer of self-development. The Occupational Health Nurse is response for ensuring the proper execution of the following:

  • Administer and manage WSIB claims, including liaising with employees, supervisors and WSIB Case Managers and Return to Work Specialists to ensure successful reintegration back into the workplace. This would include assisting in developing modified work plans and determining proper accommodation that meets employees’ restrictions.  
  • Coordinate short-term and long-term disability programs by corresponding with all necessary parties, reviewing substantiation of claims, and completing relevant documents
  • Assist supervisors with implementing and evaluating stay at work and return to work options for employees requiring modifications and accommodations that meet the outlined restrictions
  • Organize and administer employee wellness programs, including training, health education, regular communication on preventive measures, counselling services, and encouraging services provided through our Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Develop wellness, outreach, and education initiatives and programs and provide counselling as necessary and help employees manage the flow through the Healthcare system
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with employee personal information, and maintain documentation of all programs and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Oversee the Cit’s Joint Health and Safety Committees including occasional auditing to ensure compliance and encouraging best practices
  • Champion and coordinate employee health and wellness initiatives, developing and implementing preventive information sessions which includes frequent communication in different formats to engage employees

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Registered Nurse and a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario with a BScN Designation or College Diploma
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse, including relevant work experience in the occupational health field
  • Familiarity with provincial legislation including Occupational Health & Safety Act, Workplace Insurance Safety Act and PHIPA
  • A demonstrated high level of energy, self-motivation, and strong organizational skills, excellent inter-personal skills together with an ability to facilitate commitment to a cooperative team effort
  • Good communication skills, both orally and written with both internal and external stakeholders and the ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Self-sufficient with the ability to anticipate needs, respond proactively, make sound decisions and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Expertise in planning, design, implementation, communication, and evaluation of employee wellness programs and ensuring wellness programs are designed for needs, cost-efficiency, innovation, and best results
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and schedule programs and activities
  • A designation in Occupational Health Nursing is an asset
  • Bilingualism (French and English) is preferred

The City of Cornwall offers a starting annual salary of $90,086 plus a comprehensive benefits package.

The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2022.

To apply, fill out the application form online including your cover letter, resume and proof of qualifications quoting File: # 22-230 Occupational Health Nurse 

The Corporation of The City of Cornwall is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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