Jeannette joined OEA NS in October 2015 in the role of Employer Advisor.
Jeannette is a licensed health clinician with experience in occupational health, tertiary emergency medicine and trauma, pediatric, neonatal, travel health, tropical medicine, public health, acute care hospital health and independent practice. She has worked in Canada, Great Britain, Cyprus and Australia.
Jeannette has worked in a variety of industries, including a harsh environmental jack-up drilling rig, offshore marine and drilling vessels, manufacturing and an occupational health clinic. Manufacturing industries include brewing and food production.
Jeannette's post-secondary education include: a Master's Degree in Nursing, and certificates in Midwifery, Pediatrics and Intensive Care. Jeannette is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse (Canada) (COHN C), Certified Perinatal Nurse (Canada) (CPN C) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
She received the Western Australian School of Nursing prize for the highest aggregate in theory and practice in 1979 and the Canadian Occupational Health Nursing National Award of Excellence for her contribution to Occupational Health Nursing both locally, provincially and nationally in 2010. Jeannette is a part-time course instructor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in the Occupational Health Nursing post graduate program.
Since 1999 Jeannette has been a member of the Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association (COHNA) and was the board secretary/treasurer from 2010 to 2012. Provincially she was President of the Occupational Health Nurses Association of Nova Scotia (OHNANS) from 2004-2007. She has been a member of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses since 2001 (AAOHN).
Jeannette combines her extensive and broad work experience with business and advanced level educational preparation in a continuing commitment to ensuring workers safely return to work. A team player focused on objective outcomes, Jeannette brings to OEA an incredibly capable understanding of the needs of Nova Scotian employers.
The OEA Board of Directors and staff are very pleased to welcome Jeannette Combes to OEA NS!
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