Occupational Health & Safety Officer

Salary range: CI$62,508 – CI$84,036 per annum
Corporate Services
George Town Hospital
George Town, Grand Cayman
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Application Deadline
16 June, 2024

The Occupational Health and Safety Officer will monitor and maintain the Occupational Health & Safety and Disaster Preparedness Programmes, ensuring a safe environment for staff, patients, and visitors within all Health Services Authority facilities. This Officer will develop and deliver occupational health and safety initiatives for staff to minimize the impact of occupational injuries/illnesses.

Primary Responsibilities: The successful candidate collaborates with members of the risk management team and provides guidance and advice to staff for compliance with Health and Safety policies and procedures. He/she will develop, plan and present continuing education programmes in the areas of occupational health, fire safety awareness, disaster preparedness and workplace health and safety. The candidate does not have a budget but provides information regarding programme needs to the Senior Manager for input into the Corporate Services budget.

The successful candidate will inspect the workplace for potential hazards, identify potential hazards, assess the risks, and report potential hazards. This includes overseeing all on-site inspections, assisting inspectors and surveyors in the performance of their duties; provides report as required in follow-up to surveys, inspections, and audits. Will recommend modifications to HSA facilities and practices to ensure safe working conditions and improvements in the work environment. The candidate conducts fire and disaster drills to comply with hospital health and safety requirements and to ensure that equipment is functional, and staff are aware of what to do in an emergency. Will monitor occupational health and safety programme and assists with the development of return to work strategies following serious injury or a period of prolonged ill health.

Qualifications and Experience: The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor's Degree Nursing, or another Healthcare Profession, Environmental Health, Applied Sciences or, Industrial Hygiene. Must have at least four (4) years of related experience in a health care setting. A Certification in Occupational Health and Safety would be an asset. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, strong written and verbal skills.

A remuneration and benefits package, commensurate with experience and qualifications will beoffered to the successful candidates.