Position Details


Reference Number 151982
Position Title Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Coordinator
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Workforce & Culture
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $76,544.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • A unique full-time opportunity to make a real difference by leading the implementation of Barwon Health’s Occupational Violence and Aggression Action Plan, working within the OHS team.
  • Drive a positive safety culture within Barwon Health.
  • Use your leadership and project management skills to help prevent occupational violence and aggression at Barwon Health.

About the role 

As the OHS  Coordinator - Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA) – Prevention and Management, you will lead the implementation of Barwon Health’s OVA Action Plan working within the OHS team. As the successful applicant you will preferably have a relevant health care related qualification and experience working in health care. You will also possess experience in developing and delivering effective and engaging training packages. Key deliverables of the role include review of Barwon Health’s OVA training program; development and delivery of OVA training; review of Barwon Health’s OVA and Code Grey/Black procedures and conducting detailed OVA incident investigations. You will work collaboratively with managers, HSRs and other employees to implement a risk management approach aimed at preventing and managing Occupational Violence and Aggression across the organisation.

Barwon Health is committed to ensuring a healthy and safe workplace for all employees and that an organisational wide, best-practice approach is applied in the prevention and management of Occupational Violence and Aggression.

About the facility 

Guided by our values, Barwon Health is Victoria's largest regional health care service and is also the largest employer in the Geelong and surf coast region, employing over 6,500 staff. The Workforce division is a large team that supports and delivers a range of services to the organisation including Human Resources, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Staff Care, Payroll and OH&S. We are all dedicated to supporting the staff and organisation in achieving the goal of being Australia’s Leading Regional Health Service – Building a Healthier Community.

About the culture

Our staff thrive in a challenging environment, get enjoyment from being part of a highly recognised and skilled team and truly believe they have the opportunities to be their best.  Most importantly our dedicated staff live the Barwon Health way with our values under pinning all that we do. 

Barwon Health staff benefits

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can drive positive change, apply today!

At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our consumers including children and appropriate rigorous reference and background checks will be undertaken.   

Recruitment agencies should note that Barwon Health does not accept agency resumes. Barwon Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria Essential: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or working towards completion.
Desirable: A relevant health related qualification and experience working in health care.
Desirable: A qualification in OHS.
Essential: Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing training programs.
Desirable: Occupational Health and Safety experience in the Health Sector.
Desirable: Experience in developing and implementing training programs in the area of prevention and management of Occupational Violence and Aggression.
Desirable: Incident investigation experience.
Contact Person James Tamblyn 
Contact Person Job Title Director Workforce Safety 
Contact Number (03) 4215 0524 
Closing Date 06/11/2017
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Position Description - Coordinator - Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA) - Prevention and Man Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.