Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Listed 18 days Ago
Mercy Hospital Dunedin
Healthcare

About the Role 

The Health and Safety Specialist is responsible for all things health and safety, partnering and influencing teams to maintain a safety first culture. This is a permanent position which can be offered anywhere from 0.6FTE – 1.0 FTE or 24 – 40 hours per week, dependent on the applicant.

Specific duties include: 

  • Coach, mentor and empower others to ensure health and safety obligations are understood and supported with continued buy in to a safety culture throughout the hospital 
  • Develop and implement Health and Safety Plans 
  • Oversee incident and risk management system to ensure thorough and      timely investigations with clearly defined corrective actions
  • Maintain audit standards
  • Provide specialist support guidance and advice on Health and Safety matters across the hospital campus ensuring compliance is achieved 
  • Support, review and develop health and safety systems, training, processes and policies 
  • Coordinate Fire Evacuation, Emergency Planning and CIMSERT systems and training
  • Support, implement and review the staff return to work, wellness and safe handling programmes

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant certificate or post graduate qualification or; significant experience in H&S specialist role
  • Sound knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Extensive knowledge of effective risk and incident management
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of auditing and quality improvement processes 
  • Ability to engage and influence 
  • Confidence dealing with unexpected situations and crises while maintaining a professional manner

Why Mercy Hospital?

Joining the team at Mercy means more than just having a job, but being part of a team that works together towards our shared purpose of providing exceptional care that makes a difference to our patients and the community. At Mercy we value those who are not only skilled in what they do but those who are committed and passionate about working towards the common good. 

As a Mercy employee, you will be provided support in a warm and friendly environment, with access to further training, personal and professional development. Mercy also has an extensive range of benefits and recreational activities on offer for all staff 

For more information about the role duties, please see attached position description. 

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant certificate or post graduate qualification or; significant experience in H&S specialist role
  • Sound knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Extensive knowledge of effective risk and incident management
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of auditing and quality improvement processes 
  • Ability to engage and influence 
  • Confidence dealing with unexpected situations and crises while maintaining a professional manner