Reference ID: R46380
Employment Type: Full time
Experience level: Early Careers
Country: Canada
City/State: Fort Saskatchewan
Work Location: Fort Saskatchewan

What’s the role –

The Occupational Health Nurse is responsible in delivering Shell Health’s business objectives.

He/ She is also expected to –

  • Provide occupational health services for Scotford complex (upgrader, refinery & chemical plant) and Sherwood Terminal including pre-placement & periodic fitness to work & medical surveillance assessments, occupational injury/illness care, disability medical case management, & health promotion
  • If a NP, provide advanced clinical support for OHNs/RNs
  • Support implementation and provision of HSE Control Framework
  • Support the business in order to comply with legislative requirements & Group health-related policies, procedures & practices
  • Reports to health supervisor with assistance from country health manager for clinical issues, & dotted line to site HSSE managers
  • Provides clinical services at Scotford complex health centre
  • If NP, performs medical examinations, provide medical treatment and make medical diagnosis
  • Performs pre-placement & periodic fitness to work & medical surveillance assessments, & transfer & travel health evaluations
  • Provides occupational injury/illness care & disability medical case management
  • Provides medical emergency response as part of the site emergency response (emergency services (ES)) team
  • Provides episodic, urgent non-occupational injury/illness care
  • Reports health incidents to HSE/line management as required
  • Supports implementation & utilization of standardized health processes


  • This position supports Scotford complex and Sherwood Terminal.
  • The Scotford complex site has approximately 2000 workers (1300 Shell employees and over 700 base contractors)
  • Internal interfaces: HSE, line managers, HR, employees, health centre staff
  • External interfaces: Local health facilities and health care providers, government agencies
  • Complexity: Key stakeholders change frequently; some complicated and involved medical cases.

Key Challenges:

  • To provide high quality occupational health services interfacing with external/contract doctors
  • To build and market NP/OHN as a key health professional at SCT and Canada

Skills and Requirements

What we need from you –

  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Minimum three years NP/RN experience
  • Appropriate degree as a Nurse Practitioner or OHN from a college or university educating nurses
  • Current license & member in good standing with CARNA
  • Current certification in ITLS (or equivalent per Alberta occupational 1st aid requirements), ACLS & CPR/AED
  • Occupational health nursing training & certification desirable
  • Audiometric & pulmonary function testing certification, & alcohol & drug sample collector certification – will be required
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & must be a team player
  • Must be able to prioritize & manage tasks effectively, balance multiple activities/objectives, cope with occasionally high levels of work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment & deliver results
  • Good computer skills, & must be willing to learn new systems (e.g. electronic medical record systems)

Working Conditions:

  • Usual work schedule is anticipated to be M-F (Scotford AWS).  Normal health centre hours are 7 am – 5 pm weekdays, with extended hours depending on business need/# of workers on site (e.g. 7 am – 7 pm weekdays).  Nursing staff work 8.25 hours/day, with ½ hour lunch break; & share load of working “early” or “late” to cover health centre hours (usually 10 hours/day, or sometimes 12 hours/day) during significant plant maintenance activities (pit stops, turnarounds, shutdowns).
  • Clinical staff (not part-time contract MD) also share call & carry 24/7 pager/cell phone for off hours availability & emergency response, which includes expectation of 1 hour response time call back to worksite in the event of serious incidents/injuries.
  • All health centre staff (admin business support & clinical staff) share workload as appropriate (e.g. business support/RNs/NPs share clinical testing, NPs/PAs/MDs share E1 complete physical exams).


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