WH&S / RTW Manager

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Norwest Private Hospital is a 277-bed high acuity facility located in Sydney’s rapidly developing North West and is operated by Healthscope, a leading provider of private healthcare in Australia. Please visit our website www.norwestprivatehospital.com.au for further information about our hospital and its services.

Norwest has over 1000 employees and our team is are made up of Nursing, Midwives, Medical, Administration and Support Services Team Members. We operate 24/7 across a range of services, including an Emergency Department.

The Hills Private Hospital is a 111-bed sub-acute private hospital located 5.2 kms from Norwest Private Hospital, consisting of 92 rehab and 19 mental health beds.

The Hills Private Hospital offers inpatient and day programs in orthopaedics, neurological, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation as well as treatment programs for mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis intervention and substance abuse.

We are looking for an experienced Workplace Health and Safety/Return to Work Manager to join our teams across both sites on a full-time basis (4 days at Norwest, 1 day at The Hills). The successful applicant will assist the site in co-ordinating and providing leadership and direction in Workplace Health & Safety matters that compliments the strategic direction, daily operational processes, budget and business direction of the hospital/ facility. Suitably qualified and experienced professionals with a strong safety culture from industries outside of health are welcome to apply.

As the Workplace Health & Safety/Return to Work Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and drive effective implementation of the Safety framework and strategy alongside the Executive and Management Teams
  • Proactively manage staff injury and return to work planning
  • Analyse data, identify trends and develop programs to close gaps, eliminate risks and build on an existing positive WHS culture
  • Influence stakeholders to obtain support for safety, security and compliance programs
  • Manage and establish auditing processes
  • Review WHS incidents and recommend improvements
  • Work with internal auditors to ensure WHS compliance
  • Essential Criteria:

  • Diploma Work, Health and Safety Diploma Work, Health and Safety
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Auditing Qualification
  • ‘C’ class drivers licence

  • Fire Safety Adviser Qualification (where applicable for the role)

  • Incident and Investigation training, eg ICAM or similar

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Work Health and Safety

  • Proven success in leading and influencing a positive WHS culture

  • Demonstrated success in implementing Risk Management Practices

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to engage with a range of key stakeholders

  • Strong problem solving and superior communication skills

  • Strong ability to come along side team members and understand their day to day jobs/roles and ‘get into the detail’

  • Compliance with NSW Health Policy PD2018_009 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases under Category A Staff

  • Applications close:  Thursday 24 September 2020

    For further enquiries: Annette Czerkesow, General Manager of The Hills Private Hospital or Sami Kennedy, Executive Assistant on 9686 0604

    To Apply: Please click on the ‘Apply’ button to be taken to our online application form. Please include a cover letter and your CV along with the contact details of 2 professional referees.