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Position Title: Clinical Coordinator – Safe Moving and Handling
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.3 - 12 hours per week
Date Posted: 09/09/2020
Application Closing Date: 17/09/2020 11PM
Job #: 063983
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Clinical Coordinator – Safe Moving and Handling

Practice Development Unit (Otago), Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, part-time position (0.3 FTE, 12 hours per week)


About the opportunity

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 the smallest of inanimate objects right through to consumers of healthcare.

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

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Considerable post registration experience
  • Professional credibility in the clinical setting
  • Confidence and passion for supporting and developing a safe workplace for staff and consumers alike
  • First-rate knowledge of the professional standards and regulations
  • 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 us

The Practice Development Unit (Otago) is based within Dunedin Hospital and provides opportunities for inter-professional skills development and knowledge acquisition alongside professional practice development. The PDU is home to approximately 30 educators and coordinators all of whom deliver and facilitate educational opportunities within their designated areas as well as more broadly across the organisation. The team is close knit and supportive; always willing to lend a hand, develop new skills and initiatives and collaborate in order to ensure our healthcare environment provides the best quality, safety and patient/client experience with regard to patient care


Why Southern?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is 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: Thursday 17th September 2020

For further information please contact Sarah Burgess, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate Directorate on (03) 470 9021


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.


Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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