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Preventive Medicine

About this role:

Calian Health is seeking a Preventive Medicine Technologist with an interest in providing health services to Canadian Armed Forces members in their exclusive clinic located on Canadian Forces Base Edmonton in North Edmonton.

This role is ideal if you have an interest in treating the military population, operational trauma, and occupational health. This is a rewarding position where you’d make a difference in the lives of the men and women who serve our country and keep us safe.

Occupational Health Services Technologists possess specialized expertise, knowledge and skills in the area of occupational health and safety. Their main roles are to develop and deliver programs that will assist in conserving life, health, and property. This is accomplished through the identification of health and safety hazards in the work environment and recommending corrective action. The Occupational Health Services Technologist functions as part of the healthcare team by performing inspections of DND facilities based on established schedules to monitor compliance with laws, regulations, and policies and preparing reports outlining status and recommended courses of action.

Education/Qualifications:

All Occupational Health Services Technologists must, as a minimum, have one of the following:

  1. Completed the Canadian Armed Forces (CFA) Qualification Level 6A-

a. Preventive Medicine Technician Course; or

  1. A certification in Occupational Health & Safety from one of the following:

a. Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, USA;

b. Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) or Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist (ROHT) with the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienist; or

c. Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

Experience:

The Occupational Health Services Technologist must as a minimum have 2 years of experience:

  1. Delivering occupational health & safety services within an environmental health program as an Occupational Health Services Technologist

  2. Applying federal and provincial environmental health and occupational health & safety legislations

  3. Carrying out environmental or occupational health & safety investigations and:

  4. Writing technical reports in the area of environmental, occupational health & safety

Task:

The required tasks for this occupational group include the following:

  1. Conduct occupational health surveys and inspections related to the Canadian Forces Respiratory Protection Program, found at DAOD 5021-1 https://www.admfincs-smarfinsm.forces.gc.ca/dao-doa/5000/5021-1eng.asp

  2. CF Health Services Group Instruction 4440-01, Chemical Hazards Surveillance Program found at Appendix 24, and other occupational health programs for DND and CF facilities;

  3. Conduct work site occupational health walk-through, surveillance, and compliance inspections at DND and CF facilities

  4. Conduct occupational health survey inspections including:

a. Collect samples, e.g. air, soil and perform laboratory analysis;

b. Interpret and analyze sampling data;

c. Liaise with accredited analytical laboratories was well as government and civilian regulatory agencies; and

d. Recommend administrative and engineering control measures to ensure workplace compliance with the Canada Labour Code

  1. Prepare and submit occupational health survey reports for each inspection to the Task Manager within 30 calendar days of the inspection date. Reports must include:

a. Executive summary of analysis and recommendations.

b. Purpose of investigations

c. Relevant laws, regulations, and policies

d. Sampling methodology

e. Sampling results

f. Analysis

g. Discrepancies observed and;

h. Recommendations to achieve compliance

  1. Provide information and recommendations to senior medical authority on occupational health matters including associated legislation, regulations, policies and directives

  2. Participate in briefings to senior management

  3. Operate, calibrate and maintain occupational health sampling equipment and monitors and lab equipment

  4. Maintain and order occupational health related products and consumable supplies

  5. Language of work may be French and/or English, depending on geographical locations and;

  6. Other associated tasks relevant to this occupational group

Deliverables:

The required deliverables relevant to this occupational group IAW the required tasks are as follows:

  1. Written reports on evidence-based injury prevention program, policies, standards and guidelines with a description of the organized scientific literature searches and how quality resources were retained and used in the report

  2. Printable educational material such as information sheets, brochures and articles that use simple language to communicate in a practical way existing injury prevention scientific references and/or military statistics

  3. Injury prevention educational material adapted to military personnel (i.e. PowerPoint presentations, participant manuals) using-up-to-date scientific literature

  4. Report on the impact of injury prevention and active living education sessions delivered to health promotion personnel, military health care personnel and/or military members

  5. Written reports that provide recommendations of injury prevention and active living programs and;

  6. Written progress reports, the first week of each month, based on the approved work plan.

Type of Assignment:

37.5 hours per week

The clinic is open from 7:30 am to 4pm. There is no evening or weekend work required.

Who is Calian Health:

Calian Health is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian Health employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Contact Pamela Simper - [email protected]

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