Occupational Health Nurse

The Surrey Police Service (“SPS”) is bringing an era of modern and progressive policing to Surrey. We are a community-based policing service that is at the forefront of public safety. We are committed to meeting our city’s unique priorities and building a team that reflects the communities we serve. Help us build a new community-responsive police service that will support one of the fastest growing and diverse cities in Canada.


SPS has an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Health Nurse to join our Support Services Bureau. Reporting to the Inspector, Human Resources, and working closely with members from the Human Resources, and Employee Services teams, this position will take an important role in facilitating a culture of health, safety, and wellness in the development, maintenance, and delivery of compliant and prevention-focused strategies and programs, as well as proactively supporting early intervention and return to work programs for ill and/or injured employees.  The incumbent will coordinate issues related to LTD, WCB and workplace absences to ensure all parties are aware of expectations, outcomes and recommendations going forward.

Specifically, the primary functions of the role will include but are not limited to:

  • Review fit for duty or restrictions concerns, consult, and interpret medical information, prepare and advise on strategies, obtain appropriate documentation to resolve conflicting medical information and initiate requests for third party independent medical testing as required.
  • Liaise with doctors and other internal and external health care professionals on employee health issues and ability to work.
  • Review recruit medicals highlighting fitness for duty concerns and make recommendations for resolution.
  • Communicate with staff regarding restrictions and ability to perform regular tasks.
  • Administer programs ensuring the response process is in place and current results can be obtained in a confidential and timely manner while providing follow up and counseling after incidents and exposure.
  • Administer required immunizations for SPS employees.
  • Oversee SPS’s WorkSafeBC incident claims management processes, including reviewing claims for completeness and cost-effectiveness.
  • Manage complex workers’ compensation and non-occupational disability management cases.
  • Consult with Human Resources on attendance management issues.
  • Represent SPS in WorkSafeBC claims appeals and review board hearings, Worker’s Compensation Act Tribunal hearings, and occupational health and safety hearings as needed.
  • Ensure ergonomic support systems are addressed and in place. 
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures to ensure specific health/safety issues are addressed in an effective manner that are compliant to Health and Safety regulations and that consider industry standards and best practices.
  • Advise staff and provide oversight on monitoring programs and wellness solutions adhering to collective agreements, human rights legislation, and duty to accommodate legislation.

This work requires a strong customer service focus and care-based approach based on the individualized support for our employees, balanced by the needs of the organization including risk-mitigation, policy compliance, and legal jurisprudence. 

The successful candidate requires strong communication skills, efficiency and thoroughness, initiative, and the ability to foster relationships with parties including but not limited to insurance carriers and Worker’s Compensation.  Also, the incumbent must possess the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and manage complex tasks under tight deadlines. 


The successful incumbent will have completed a registered nursing program recognized by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), passed the National Council Licensure Examination, and meets the registration requirements set out by BCCNM.  In addition, a minimum of five years of related nursing experience including experience in prevention/rehabilitation, managing return to work issues and/or biohazard exposure response in required.

Additional course work in occupational health, rehabilitation, legislation related to disability management, human resource management/labour relations is considered an asset.

The incumbent must have a valid BC Driver’s license with a clean driving abstract provided within 30 days of the date of application and will be required to obtain and maintain the relevant level of security clearance.

The salary range for this position is $104,807 to $123,302 based on 2024 rates.

Interested applicants are asked to apply online to our Careers page. This position will be open until filled. For updates For updates on recruitment opportunities and other Surrey Police Service news, follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Thank you for your interest in working with SPS. We pride ourselves on hiring members that model the mission, vision, and values of SPS through unquestioned integrity and sustaining a visible, credible, inclusive, and respected profile.