Occupational Health Consultant

University of Queensland
July 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,975 - $122,176
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  • Health, Safety and Wellness Division

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Part-time (40%), continuing (permanent) position

  • Belong to a vibrant community where your work genuinely makes an impact

  • Work at our vibrant and conveniently located St Lucia campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    An excellent opportunity is available for an Occupational Health Consultant based within the Heath, Safety and Wellness (HSW) Division. In this role, you will guide and support the University's occupational health monitoring and vaccination and immunization programs to enhance user safety, and compliance with the relevant legislation and Codes of Practice. The Occupational Health Consultant (OHC) will provide support, advice and training to end users for the prevention of illness arising from exposure to health hazards in the workplace.

    Working in partnership with another OHC, key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and review of occupational health related policies, procedures and guidelines, with a particular emphasis on vaccination and immunisation issues.

  • Review and determine requirements for health monitoring.

  • Facilitate the University's response to complex health issues; e.g., COVID-19, measles outbreak, TB notifications or pandemic influenza.

  • Co-ordinate and manage University wide programs– e.g., Hearing Conservation Program, First Aid Officer Program, Health Surveillance and UQ Staff vaccination programs.

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs designed to prevent illness and injury and promote health, safety and wellness in the workplace.

  • Participate in occupational health and safety advisory activities within the HSW Division including training, the provision of OHS advice, the conduct of OHS audits etc.

  • Recommend appropriate control measures designed to eliminate or minimise risk factors.

  • Participate in incident investigation, action, modifications and changes in work practices where indicated.

  • For a full copy of the position description, please contact [email protected]

    This is a part-time (40%), continuing position.

    At HEW level 8, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,975 - $122,176, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $127,500 - $142,946 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You

    E ssential

  • Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration.

  • Nurse Immuniser qualification and related experience .

  • Previous experience in managing health monitoring programs, including performing/interpreting lung function and hearing assessments.

  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and evaluating organisation-wide projects to achieve intended project outcomes.

  • Demonstrated experience of strong engagement skills and building partnerships across organisational units and external organisations to achieve desired project and University outcomes.

  • An ability to develop and present effective training and awareness programs in areas related to occupational health.

  • A sound knowledge of the principles and legislation related to work health and safety, particularly relating to occupational health issues.

  • Knowledge and skill regarding the identification, assessment, control and measurement of health hazards in the workplace.

  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyse and interpret data to produce succinct, definitive and well-written, compelling reports.

  • Desirable
  • Postgraduate qualification in occupational health or occupational health and safety or related field, or equivalent relevant experience.

  • At least 5 years post-graduate experience in nursing and previous experience in a safety role.

  • Knowledge of, and/or experience in, the practice of occupational hygiene.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:
  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • AHPRA Registration: It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds and maintains full AHPRA registration.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Peter McGarry [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday, 21 July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-39616).

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