Job of Manual Handling Coordinator, New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora, New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora are seeking for Manual Handling Coordinator position  to their team in Masterton, New Zealand. Manual Handling Coordinator in Masterton, NZ, requiring a registered nurse or allied health professional to oversee and implement the moving and handling program, create injury prevention programs, offer training, ensure safety compliance, and meet legal standards. This role requires a registered nurse or an allied health professional to manage the overseeing and implementing the moving and handling program within the hospital. For this full-time permanent role within the occupational health and safety department, the candidate will develop and deliver programs aimed at reducing and preventing injury and work-related ill health. Apply now!

Responsibilities for Manual Handling Coordinator :

  • Provide initial training and continuous educational support.
  • Ensure staff practice at the highest level of competence in safe moving and handling.
  • Ensure adherence to industry best practices and legal regulations.
  • Development and delivery of programmes designed to reduce and prevent injury and work-related ill health.
  • Providing initial and continuous training and education sessions.

Qualifications and Experiences:

  •  A degree or diploma in nursing, allied health, or a related field.
  •  Certification as a registered nurse or allied health professional.
  •  Familiarity with best practices and legislative requirements in manual handling and occupational health and safety.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and enjoys collaborating with people.
  • Proven ability to identify risks, develop strategies to mitigate them, and troubleshoot issues related to manual handling and safety.
  • Experience in accurately documenting training sessions, compliance activities, and safety-related incidents.
  • Extensive awareness and understanding of safe moving and handling practice in patient care settings.
  • Previous experience and success in teaching or delivering training programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with multidisciplinary teams, conduct training sessions, and interact with staff at all levels of the organization.

Wairarapa District we embrace diverse backgrounds, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities, and religions. A diverse and inclusive workforce enables us to better understand and serve our community, deliver high-quality work, and contribute to improved patient outcomes and staff safety at Wairarapa Hospital.

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