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February

Respiratory Protection Program Manager

MERCY HEALTH - Werribee, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The Respiratory Protection Program Manager is part of the Work Health and Safety Team who provide essential health and safety oversight to health services and aged care. The role will work closely with Health Services.

  • This is a 0.8 EFT 12 month position.
  • The role will be located across Mercy Health Services at our Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women (Heidelberg) Travel to other locations may be required
  • The role will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective respiratory protection program, with an emphasis on preventing the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATDs) to healthcare personnel
  • The role will be key in writing policies, procedures and related documentation to ensure there are systems for respiratory protection and for respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
  • The role will also coordinate fit testing and fit checking processes including the conduct fit testing of staff and providing education and training us use, storage and disposal

ABOUT YOU:

  • You will have a qualification in occupational hygiene or associated discipline
  • You will have experience in developing and implementing staff protection programs
  • You will have knowledge and experience in infection control principles
  • You will have a high standard of written and verbal communication skills

ABOUT US:

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect. 

WHAT WE OFFER:

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

CONTACT DETAILS:

  • Alison Hunt-Sturman, Group Manager WHS
  • ahuntsturman@mercy.com.au or 0466 805 388

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Werribee, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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