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Occupational Health and Safety Specialist/Advisor (VID: 5294)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Occupational Health and Safety - Occupational Health PN
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 19/08/2020

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and committed Health and Safety Advisor to join our dedicated Occupational Health and Safety team. The position is 40 hours a week and will be based in Palmerston North with responsibilities across the MidCentral District Health Board region.

Applicants should have a relevant Occupational Health and Safety qualification. Experience in the DHB environment would be an advantage, this position is expected to function at both operational and system level.
Occupational Health and Safety at MidCentral District Health Board provides occupational and environmental health support to approximately 2,500 employees.  You will be working with a small co-located multidisciplinary team to provide this support to our employees.

You will primarily be responsible for ensuring our health and safety systems comply with organisational and legislative requirements. To achieve this you will promote health and safety practice that meets legislative requirements, lead and co-ordinate audits, develop and implement required policy and procedure using a continuous quality improvement approach. A strong partnership approach with Human Resources and leadership roles is fundamental to the success of this position.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, apply on-line now or for further information please contact:
Kaye Allardice-Green -  Team Leader, Occupational Health and Safety Team – (06) 3508212.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website. 

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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