Job Vacancy Details

Job Vacancy Details
Career Opportunities at the Southern DHB

2My Details
« Back to Vacancies List

Position Title: Safe Moving & Handling & Restraint Minimisation & Safe Practice Coordinator
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.5 FTE / 20 hours per week
Date Posted: 09/10/2019
Application Closing Date: 20/10/2019 11PM
Job #: 059569
Position Description View Current Position Description

Safe Moving & Handling & Restraint Minimisation & Safe Practice Coordinator
Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent part time position 
  • 20 hours per week 0.5 FTE 

About the Team
You will be working with staff and educators across the Dunedin site so a base knowledge in several departments will be very advantageous. You will need to have the ability to build relationships quickly and gain an understanding of what each department of the SDHB Dunedin site require from you. 

About the Role – what’s in it for me? 
The purpose of this role is to ensure that both staff and consumers of care remain safe while they move in, out and across our services. You will ensure safety practice principles are followed when moving anything from inanimate objects to consumers of healthcare. Equally you will have the opportunity to ensure restraint minimisation is practiced to the fullest ensuring consumer safety and quality of care. You will have the opportunity to work across services, innovate, implement change, streamline practice, network widely as well as gain valuable experience and skills.

About You
You will have considerable post-registration experience, professional credibility in the clinical setting with the confidence and passion for supporting and developing a safe workplace for staff and consumers alike. You must have first-rate knowledge of the professional standards and regulations plus superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 

It is essential that you are a Registered Health Professional with a current practising certificate and either hold or be working towards an appropriate postgraduate qualification.  

If you are a networker, a leader and a role model; with recognised teaching, mentoring and coaching skills, have a real passion for patient and staff safety; and you align with Southern DHBs values and objectives then we welcome your interest in joining our team. 

About the Southern DHB
The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 20th October 2019

For further information please contact Sam Cunningham, Recruitment Advisor, Corporate and Women’s & Children’s Health Directorates Phone: (03) 213 5427 or Email:

How to Apply  
To apply for this position please click on the 'Apply Online' button and follow the instructions provided.
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

To send your details in support of an application please click the button below.

« Back to Vacancies List