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Position Title: Occupational Health Nurse - Otago
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 27/06/2019
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 058471
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Occupational Health Nurse

Dunedin Hospital

  • Become a role model for all employees across the Southern DHB
  • Help to improve employee health care and health outcomes
  • Develop and deliver fit for purpose programmes

About the Southern District Health Board

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

About the Team

This is an exciting time to join the Health, Safety and Welfare team here at the Southern DHB as we go through a period of change and improvement. You will be joining a motivated team of professionals to assist in the implementation of the health, safety and welfare management system, documentation and risk management across the Southern district which includes Otago, Southland and Central Otago/Lakes.

About the Role

Reporting into a new Health and Welfare Manager, and working alongside experienced Occupational Health Nurses you will function as clinician, educator, consultant and manager. You will provide oversight, vision and support for the Southern DHB management and employees in all aspects of workplace occupational health management.

Key deliverables of this role will involve (but are not limited to):

  • Promoting a comprehensive workplace health promotion strategy providing support for employees across the SDHB district
  • Ensuring that the injury management and prevention programme is fit for purpose and meets the tertiary requirements of the ACC Partnership Programme
  • Developing, managing and communicating all SDHB occupational health policies, procedures and standards
  • Developing and delivering a robust health monitoring programme
  • Managing the SDHB worker vaccination programme
  • Providing clinical support, advice and direction for all work related and non-work related injuries and illnesses.

About You

To succeed in this newly created role, it is critical that you bring the following skills and experience:

  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse
  • Current Nursing Council of New Zealand annual practicing certificate
  • Current vaccinator’s certificate
  • Qualified in adult teaching or demonstrate equivalent experience
  • Hold, as a minimum, a competent Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP)
  • Ideally 5+ years’ experience within an occupational health and safety role
  • Experience in the development and delivery of workplace ergonomic programmes
  • Management of injuries and prevention.

This is your opportunity to truly make a difference to the health and welfare of your Southern DHB colleagues throughout the Southern region. If you are an experienced Occupational Health Nurse keen to take on a role that will be both challenging and rewarding, we would love to hear from you!

Closing Date: Open

Please note this is a readvertised position.  We will interview as we receive applications and withdraw the advertising at any time.  For further information please contact Jo Schmelz, Recruitment Manager via email:

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