Job Oppertunity: Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Specialist-Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health ~ Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association

Job Oppertunity: Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Specialist-Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health

Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Specialist-Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health (OESH)

Requisition #
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Job Location
Job Stream
Job Type
$29.99 - $38.28 / Hour
Position Status
Full Time
Employee Group
Anticipated Shift
Number of Positions Open
Start Date of Employment
Posting Date
Expiry Date
Educational Requirements
Bachelors Degree
Languages Required
Job Description
Position # 20022062, 20022063, 20022064

 Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention manages and administers a program to prevent and reduce the effect of Musculoskeletal Injury related to task and workstation design, patient handling and movement, and manual handing and movement within legal and professional parameters.  This may include assisting in the development of policy, injury prevention standards, initiatives and training programs to meet the needs of employees; providing ergonomic assessments, consultations and recommendations; and collaborating and consulting with various groups on matters related to musculoskeletal injuries and injury prevention including assisting the Disability Case Management Team with return to work programs.

Under the general guidance of the Manager or designate, and as a collaborative member of a multi-disciplinary team, the incumbent is responsible for:
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of an injury prevention and early intervention occupational health & safety program for the clients served under the mandate related to Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (i.e.  Safe Patient Handling, Workstations, Safe Manual Material Handling). 
  • Assessing job functions and completing Physical Demands Analyses. 
  • Participates in the Disability Case Management process including alternate work duties, graduated return to work, modified work and transitional work. 
  • Performing ergonomic assessments as required.
  • University degree in a relevant field:  Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy.
  • Post secondary education in Occupational Health and Safety an asset.
  • Professional training in ergonomics preferred.
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration with the applicable licensing body is required.
  • Basic training in statistical and epidemiological methods required.
  • Computer knowledge and experience with basic database software applications an asset.
  • A minimum of 2 years recent related work experience required.
  • Previous experience working in an Occupational Health & Safety setting required.
  • Previous experience performing ergonomic assessments, report writing and making recommendations required.
  • Previous experience relating to the functions, services and processes of the Workers Compensation Board and HEB.
  • Previous experience in the development, implementation and delivery of training programs for staff related to musculoskeletal injury prevention.
  • Previous experience in the performance of Physical Demands Analysis (PDA).
  • Extensive working knowledge of Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health (OESH) policies/protocols/programs specific to:
    • Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention including Safe Patient Handling, Safe Manual Material Handling and Workstation Design.
    • Disability Case Management, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba programs and processes.
    • Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and regulations and applicable standards related to ergonomics and musculoskeletal injury prevention.
  • A working knowledge of research program evaluation methodology.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the terminology and principles involved in various occupational health & safety disciplines and the management of individuals with injuries/illnesses essential.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to function proficiently in a computerized environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.
Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment and/or to provide evidence of educational achievements.
Any application/resume received after the deadline closing date will be marked late and not included in the competition. To apply please follow the steps found here.

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