Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
The Work Health Safety Unit provides strategic leadership, advice and effective coordination and implementation of work health safety (WHS) management strategies, frameworks and activities. The unit provides WHS advisory and support services and oversees the implementation of systems and processes that assist Canberra Health Services to become a safe and accountable healthcare environment.
Canberra Health Services staff, people who use our services and visitors have the right to feel safe and be safe in Canberra Health Services workplaces.
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrates initiative
- Team player
- Relevant experience in work health safety in a healthcare setting is preferred.
- Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
- Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Under limited direction of the Assistant Director, Work Health Safety you will perform duties to assist CHS to improve WHS and reduce the risk of work related injury and illness. You will:
- Review and process Work Health Safety (WHS) incidents on the CHS Riskman system with a high level of accuracy.
- Generate WHS incident statistical data and provide reports to key stakeholders e.g. Executive Directors, WHS Committees etc.
- Monitor and action emails in the generic WHS team email account.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the CHS Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS) to meet legislative compliance and health accreditation standards.
- Provide advice and support to CHS managers and workers on matters that include hazard identification, risk management and workplace inspections.
- Represent the WHS team at Divisional WHS Committee’s and other forums as required.
- Provide administrative support to the WHS team including the processing of invoices, preparation for meetings, and the processing of correspondence.
- Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
WHAT YOU REQUIRE
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
1. Proven experience in the processing of Work Health Safety (WHS) incidents and in producing statistical reports with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of the key principles of WHS legislation, WHS risk management, and WHS consultation processes.
3. Demonstrated ability to work independently, effectively and cooperatively as a member of a small team, display good time management and customer service skills; and to prioritise and produce accurate work.
4. Well-developed communication skills with a demonstrated ability to negotiate, consult and liaise with a range of stakeholders.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.
HOW TO APPLY / OR WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” in no more than two pages. Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.
CHS Contact: Frances Kaye – Assistant Director, Work Health Safety ph – 5124 6087