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Posting # 48035 - [ Non-Union ]
Ability Management Specialist, Occupational Health & Safety - 1 position
Occupational Health & Safety
St. Joseph's Hospital - London, ON
Full Time


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The Ability Management Specialist is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of the disability management, return to work and accommodation processes for employees who are absent due to occupational and non-occupational illness or injury. The Ability Management Specialist supports employees who are off, ensuring they stay connected to the workplace and have sufficient information about the process, roles and responsibilities and next steps. The Ability Management Specialist collaborates with internal and external experts to understand the functional capability of employees in order to develop appropriate and sustainable return to work plans.

The Ability Management Specialist ensures appropriate accommodations are in place to ensure safe, timely and meaningful return to work. The Ability Management Specialist provides expert advice, consultation, coaching, influencing and strategic planning support to achieve operational and corporate objectives. The Ability Management Specialist partners closely with leaders and colleagues in the Human Resources portfolio to advise on complex issues regarding occupational and non-occupational disability management, return to work and accommodation processes guided by systems, procedural guidelines and prioritization of work assignments.



Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Allied Health related, Kinesiology, Health or Social Sciences
  • Certified Disability Management Professional or Certified Return to Work Coordinator designation
  • Five years or more of progressive experience in disability management, WSIB and return to work
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with disability management, WSIB and return to work programs, functional versus medical models, developing individual plans, maintaining records
  • Demonstrated ability for project planning and implementation
  • Demonstrated Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office Suite, and proficient in injury management software
  • Ability to discuss complex information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades, and influences others
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to coach all levels of leadership and employees
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's, you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 12, 2022
Submission deadline: May 18, 2022

Julie Neilans, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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