Occupational Health Nurse

by Maple Leaf Foods

Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2024
Maple Leaf Foods

Job Description

 The Opportunity:

Maple Leaf Foods is embarking on one of the most exciting journeys in its history through the build and startup of a world-class, leading edge manufacturing facility producing premium, value added fresh poultry products. The new 640,000 square foot facility will call London, ON home and will employ over 1,600 employees as we ramp up operations over the next few years.

We are looking for equally enthusiastic people who want to join our team as we start to climb our own version of Everest. As with every great feat, the realities of this opportunity may come with some challenges, and we are looking for people who have the commitment to working through these together. We believe that participation in this start-up requires great passion for our objectives, the flexibility to adapt to the needs of the environment, and a resilient spirit rooted in the desire to achieve winning results as a team. Together we believe we will do great things for our people, our consumers, and our communities.

If you think that this opportunity might be for you, we encourage you to read more details about this exciting role below.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by July 03. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

The Occupational Health Nurse will work closely with Managers, Supervisors and individual employees to promote occupational health and safety compliance in the plant.  They will focus on education, promotion, and restoration of employee’s health; as well as, monitor positive health models to make Maple Leaf a safe and healthy work environment

As an Occupational Health Nurse, you will:
  • Manage short and long-term disability claims and assist on WSIB claims including early intervention, administration, early and safe return to work plans.
  • Liaise and communicate with all medical and health professionals providing care to employees if that care impacts employee’s capabilities
  • Act as the WSIB Program Administrator:
      • File Form 7’s
      • Initiate the Return to Work program with the support of Operations and Reliability
      • Keep an up to date Modified Work Tracker to ensure workers are being accommodated appropriately and communicate with the appropriate Team Leaders/Group Leaders/Operations Leaders/Health and Safety if updates are required.
      • Review all accepted WSIB claims for potential of appeal, file appeals and ultimately present submissions in support of the appeal
  • Manages health and safety programs, such as modified duty plans, ergonomics, hearing testing, preventative stretching, heat/cold stress, etc.
  • Provide first aid for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illness, including assessments, follow-ups and referral as indicated
  • Participates in the Occupational Health maintenance program through various activities.
  • Participate in programs such as blood pressure clinics, flu clinics, first aid and CPR training.
  • Teaching and encouraging employees to practice healthy lifestyles.
  • Promoting a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Maintain confidential medical records
  • Referrals to employee assistance providers as necessary

What You’ll Bring:

  • Registered Nurse or nurse practitioner
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Educating employees about preventative care and prescribed treatments.
  • Experience in WSIB claims management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with Union and Management.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with high level of accuracy.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams).
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced changing manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to take the initiative and problem solve.
  • Work with minimal supervision and be active team member.

What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:

  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
  • Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.

About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
  • Doing What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Maple Leaf Foods
Company Website: http://www.mapleleaffoods.com
Application URL: Click here to apply online