Advisor, Training-Health, Safety & Prevention

Position Summary

Who are we looking for?

Interior Health is looking for an Advisor, Training-Health, Safety, and Prevention, to join our team! The work site is flexible anywhere within the Kelowna or Kamloops area.

What will you work on?

The Advisor, Training-Health, Safety, and Prevention participates as a key member of the Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) Health, Safety, and Prevention team and provides training advice, guidance, and resources in the strategic planning, development, implementation, sustainability, evaluation, and continuous improvement of an integrated system-based approach for all training in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) programs and practices in IH. In addition, the Advisor provides support, guidance, resources, and training to facilitate organizational compliance with legislated occupational health and safety requirements to protect and improve the quality of work life and healthcare in IH.

Some Key Duties may include:

• Provides, coordinates, supports, and monitors the provision of OHS training and education to workers, site leads, and/or Managers/supervisors.

• Provides guidance and leadership teams on training needs by interpreting applicable legislation, supporting the implementation and sustainability of the training to support a Health and Safety Management System.

• Uses a health and safety management system framework to guide IH into adopting a systemic approach to training in building a culture of health and safety that extends beyond regulatory compliance.

• In the context of the Health and Safety Management System (HSMS), provides guidance to the organization for meeting and exceeding regulatory compliance:
o Provides support and guidance to leadership, management, HR, and appropriate site personnel during site-based implementation of OHS programs.
o Participates in the development of regional policies and procedures relating to OHS issues by interpreting WorkSafeBC (WSBC) and other legislated requirements, researching current literature, analyzing statistics, collaborating with other centres of expertise, and drafting policy for review by the Manager and Director, WH&S.
o Develops tools, guidelines, and training resources to support site- and department-based implementation of regional and corporate OHS program policies and procedures.
o Develops and provides reports as requested.

• Supports site leadership with:
o Training requirements
o Monitoring and tracking completion of training action items.

• Participates and represents IH perspectives in provincial and/or organizational initiatives as assigned (e.g., provincial projects, research initiatives, and provincial and internal working groups or committees).

• Supports the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC) to full scope of regulatory requirements.

• Monitors, audits, and evaluates the effectiveness of OHS programs and reports findings to the organization as requested or required.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

How will we help you grow?

Interior Health offers excellent benefits and many opportunities to maximize your skills. We are an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you.

Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!


Education, Training, and Experience
• A Bachelor’s degree in a health-related and/or occupational health and safety discipline.
• Five to seven years of recent, related experience working in a healthcare environment, including adult education, classroom facilitation, project management, change management, quality improvement experience, and experience with large-scale organizational change efforts.
• Demonstrated knowledge related to prevention of violence in the workplace and safe patient handling
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of adult learning theories and methods.
• Effective facilitation and coaching skills.
• Working knowledge of BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and the Workers Compensation Act.
• Ability to apply Health and Safety Management System concepts/systems approach.
• Knowledge of change management principles and methodologies.
• Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Team player and ability to work with and through others at all levels of the organization.
• Excellent active listening skills.
• Problem-solving and root cause identification skills.
• Strong analytic and decision-making abilities.
• Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
• A valid BC Driver’s license as local and provincial travel is required.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Starting salary is approximately from $65,254 to $73,410 and will be based on education, training and experience

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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