Health and Safety Officer
Are you a Health and Safety Officer looking to further develop your career?
If you want to carve out your career in a highly supportive hospital, renowned for its positive culture and long serving staff, we are waiting to hear from you.
Medforce Recruitment are recruiting a to join a Hospital, located in North Dublin.
Role: Permanent, full-time 35 hours a week, 30 days annual leave per year.
Employment Package: This hospital will look after you with an excellent benefit package, public pension scheme, Excellent staff engagement.
Salary: As per HSE Pay scale €55,000 – €66,000 per annum.
Outline of Duties and Responsibilities
To advise and support management and duty holders in setting up, maintaining, and improving systems that underpin an effective integrated health and safety governance system within the hospital,
To liaise with internal stakeholders and committees and external stakeholders such as the State Claims Agency and the Health and Safety Authority.
- The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that national policy issued by the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit is implemented locally. This will include statutory and regulatory requirements of the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit for the Health and Safety of healthcare workers.
- The post holder will collaborate and advise managers on best practice in Health & Safety and COVID response and related areas.
- The post holder will collaborate with, and support, the Quality Manager, Clinical Risk Manager, Occupational Health Department and other stakeholders in all communication processes and the collation, analysis and distribution (as applicable) of all hospital policies and will provide reports as required for committees, Management, Board of Directors and other internal / external stakeholders.
- Promote a positive health and safety culture in the hospital and assist management and staff in securing the effective implementation of the safety and health policy.
- Co-ordinate the development of plans for areas of responsibility that contribute to achieving objectives set out in the Hospital Strategy.
- Ensure Risk Register is regularly managed/ updated, and risk assessments are maintained for all Departments as required.
- To lead out and ensure adherence to pandemic protocol is achieved by ensuring Line Managers and Employees are following regulations / precautions issued by the HSE and National Authorities.
- Support management and duty holders in ensuring a proactive and systematic approach to managing health and safety.
- Issue recommendations on control measures to reduce adverse effects on the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, patients, visitors, and members of the public.
- Assist management and staff in ensuring the management of health & safety in the hospital meets with the overall objectives of HSE Corporate and legislation.
- Management of all non-clinical Field Safety Notices (FSNs)
Each candidate must
- (i) A Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 8 (or higher) major academic award (e.g. Honours Degree or Higher Diploma) in Health & Safety
- other relevant area (that is, a qualification or cognate degree accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for membership at Graduate or higher level.
- (ii) Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an Occupational Health and Safety Advisor/Officer (or equivalent) role, OR
- (ii a) A minimum of 1.5 years’ experience in an Occupational Health and Safety Advisor/Officer (or equivalent) role or Assistant role, AND
- (ii b) A minimum of 1.5 years’ experience in healthcare in a clinical or support services role (i.e. a combined total of 3 years’ experience)
- Expert knowledge of health and safety management systems and processes.
- Knowledge, understanding and application of safety statements, risk assessments, risk registers, reporting, monitoring, and auditing.
- Expertise in preparing for internal and external standards assessments.
- Understanding of the statutory requirements relating to health and safety and demonstrate the ability to interpret the law in the context of the organisation.
- Demonstrate theoretical and specialist practical knowledge of relevant National Policies and Strategies in relation to health and safety.
- Ability to translate strategic goals into operational plans.
- An understanding of healthcare standards and their application to the healthcare setting.
- Excellent MS Office skills to include Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience in the creation of professional documents including Corporate Safety Statement, Training Needs Assessments, KPIs, Risk Assessments, presentations and report writing.
To discuss this fantastic role in detail please contact Lana Kane by Phone: 019637070 or email@example.com to discuss this exciting opportunity.