Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Specialist - Mat Leave ~ Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association

Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Specialist - Mat Leave

Competition Number:             SEL CO 596/19 (Please state this number when applying)            
Position Title:                                          MSIP Specialist (Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention)        
Position Code:                                         EDUCCOORREGMSIP 01
Facility/ Site/ Location:           Selkirk Corporate Office
FTE:                                         1.0 MAT LOA (May 27, 2019 – May 27, 2020) (Subject to a minimum notice of 2 weeks or 1 pay period, whichever is longer)
Hours of Work:                        Hours 7.50 – Days
 Union:                                                             MGEU Technical Professional
Wage/ Salary:                                           As per applicable collective agreement
Position Summary:  Reporting to the Occupational Safety and Health Officer, the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP) Specialist participates in the development of policy, injury prevention standards and initiatives to meet the needs of the workers.  The MSIP Specialist provides ergonomic consultation with respect to workstations, Patient Handling and Material Handling.  The incumbent works as a member of the Occupational Safety and Health program and may also be involved in other functional areas of the occupational safety and health and human resources management.  The incumbent demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability.  The position functions in a manner consistent with and supports the mission, vision and values of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.
·         Baccalaureate or Clinical Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT), Kinesiology or related degree required.   
·         Current registration and a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM) or related college required.
·         Eligible to practice and maintain licensure in Manitoba.
·         Membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy or related association preferred.
·         Certificate in Adult Education preferred.
·         Professional training in ergonomics preferred.
Ÿ  Knowledge of computer systems and current and related software applications.
Ÿ  Basic training in statistical and epidemiological methods required.
Ÿ   Minimum of five (5) years recent experience in a community or health care setting, with at least one (1) year in the area of assessment, instruction and/or application of ergonomic principles preferred. 
Ÿ  Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Adult Education and/or knowledge of the principles of Adult Learning.
Ÿ  Previous experience working in an Occupational Health and Safety setting required.
Ÿ  Previous experience performing ergonomic assessments, report writing and making recommendations required.
Ÿ  Previous experience related to functions, services and processes of Workers Compensation Board and HEB.
Ÿ  Previous experience in the development, implementation and delivery of training programs for staff related to musculoskeletal injury prevention.
Ÿ  Previous experience in the performance of Physical Demands Analysis (PDA).
Ÿ  Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, leadership and analytical skills.
·         Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, verbal, and written communication skills.
·         Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and to work in a multi-disciplinary team based working environment.
·         Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
·         Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and as a team member in a variety of environments.
·         Ability to respect and promote confidentiality.
·         Mental and physical health to meet the demands of the job required.
·         Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
·         Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to communicate in more than one language would be considered an asset.
·         Proficiency of both official languages is essential for target and designated bilingual positions.
·         Completes and maintains a satisfactory pre-employment security check.
·         Satisfactory employment record.
Date Posted:                                                April 4, 2019
Closing Date/Time:                 April 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

·         Internal applicants must include a current resume with application upon change of classification/program.
·         External applicants must include a completed application form, current resume, and copies of all required certifications or licenses with application.  Must also submit Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check, Child and Adult Abuse Registry Check prior to commencing employment.
The Interlake – Eastern Regional Health Authority is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous people at all levels within our workforce. We encourage successful Indigenous applicants to self-declare by completing a Voluntary Self-Declaration Form available online @ or at any of our sites.

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