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Occupational Health Nurse (Portage la Prairie, MB, CA)

Simplot Canada (II) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role reports to the Safety Manager; and this role develops, coordinates, implements, and manages a comprehensive employee health service program and team based on government guidelines and company total quality management principles. This role is accountable to work closely with all employees to promote occupational health and safety compliance. Coordinates training, communications, involvement, and accountability – supporting accident prevention and compliance programs. This position is accountable for ensuring compliance with all health and safety, food safety and HACCP regulations and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct injured worker evaluation and Urgent Care type services.
  • Develops, interprets, and administers employee health services, including plant medical, disease prevention, and safety programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Participates in the occupational health service program through various activities.
  • Conduct injured worker case management and assist in coordinating early return to work program. Assist in preparing necessary workers compensation claims and follow up with employees, physicians, and case manager.
  • Identifies health problems and potential hazards of the work site, teach safety awareness. Schedules, plans and implements an effective wellness and health education program for employees. Refers employees to health/medical related resources in the community.
  • Administer various clinics/trainings, coordinate on site physician visits, refer employees to off-site medical facilities, order supplies, file records.
  • Support emergency and disaster preparedness programs and planning.

Typical Education

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Nurse Practitioner {RN(NP)} designation with bachelor’s degree.
  • Occupational Health Nursing diploma or willingness to achieve this designation.
  • Spirometry testing, respiratory surveillance and occupational hearing conservationist preferred.

Relevant Experience

3+ years related experience/clinical practice.

Other Information

Scheduled start time will be required prior to 08:00 AM for night shift support. Must be available in the event of unplanned injuries that require treatment on site.

Job Requisition ID: 12106 

Travel Required: Less than 10% 

Location(s): FG Plant - Portage la Prairie 

Country: Canada 


** Simplot Canada (II) Limited is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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