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Position Details
Reference Number 96669
Position Title Workplace Health and Safety Support Officer
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Geographical Location Griffith
Award Classification Health Managers (State) Award - Health Mgr Lvl 1
Salary $31.71
Hours per Week 24
Number of FTE 0.60
Purpose of Position

The OH&S Support Officer reporting to the Integrated Services Manager is responsible for the provision of advice and assistance with the review, development and implementation of an integrated OH&S framework within Griffith Base Hospital to ensure proactive regulatory and statutory compliance and to achieve strategic objectives. The OH&S Support Officer will assist in the review, development and implementation of GSAHS Occupational Health and Safety Programs, policies, procedures and strategies. This position will assist in the coordination and reporting on the NSW Health OH&S Audit System (currently Numerical Profile) and assist in the development of continuous improvement strategies as required within GrBH. The OH&S Support Officer will review incident data to identify trends and issues and assist in the development of Management reporting systems and tools to ensure proactive management and reporting on OH&S issues and compliance. This position will provide consultancy and advice to managers to achieve regulatory compliance and GSAHS strategic directives. The OH&S support Officer will assist in the development and facilitation support of targeted OH&S Programs and training and provide guidance to GrBH Managers and the OH&S Committee as required.


This is a Permanent Part Time position, working 24 hours  per week, and classified as Health Service Manager Level 1. This position is located in Griffith and belongs to Murrumbidgee Local Health District. 


Only existing employees within NSW Health are eligible to apply. 

Selection Criteria Certificate IV - Workplace assessment and training or willingness to work towards.

Certificate 4 in OH&S or equivalent, or alternatively extensive experience and knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards.

Demonstrated knowledge of current practices in OH&S with sound understanding of hazard identification and risk management processes.

Demonstrated ability to implement strategic planning priorities.

Well developed oral and written communication abilities including presentation, liaison, listening, persuasion and negotiation skills.

Ability to work autonomously in managing priorities to resolve a range of OH&S matter with minimal direction.

Ability to interpret and explain relevant legislation

Ability to work collaboratively to facilitate a culture that embraces OH&S and risk management and to educate and gain the commitment of managers and staff to meet their responsibilities.
Contact Person Ian Woolfe
Contact Number 0269695502
Contact Email ian.woolfe@gsahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 03/09/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view