Inspector Occupational Health Nurse
Contribute, Develop and Thrive at DMIRS!
Contribute – give back to your community, share your knowledge and improve safety.
Develop – grow your skills, develop a career path, and expand your horizons.
Thrive – find balance between work and home life, make a change and enjoy a better future.
A permanent appointment is available in WorkSafe’s Occupational Health, Hygiene and Noise Team located at our Cannington office. A fixed term contract or secondment arrangement may also be considered.
What will you be doing?
Focus your career on making a positive difference to people’s lives. In this role, you will be contributing to the safety of the community by carrying out workplace inspections, enforcing the work health and safety (WHS) law as an appointed WorkSafe Inspector, and providing advice on occupational health issues with limited guidance.
Your knowledge of work health and safety, and experience in managing or investigating occupational health exposures, such as to chemical or biological hazards, will be key to your success in this role.
You will also be able to liaise and build networks with client groups including employers, employees, government, unions and industry organisations. You will share your knowledge with others and promote occupational health by delivering presentations and by coaching less experienced inspectors and providing peer support.
The Job Description Form (JDF) for this role is attached below.
What does the department do?
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) supports a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.
We lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things.
Underlying everything we do are our values of being respectful, responsive, forward-thinking, transparent, fair, and ethical – these are driven by our staff who make DMIRS a success.
To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website, and to keep up to date on activities, you can follow us on LinkedIn.
Who will you be working with?
We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and an inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.
The team you will be working with includes WorkSafe Inspectors specialising in occupational hygiene. Also in the directorate are occupational health physicians, and inspectors specialising in human factors, ergonomics, plant and engineering, and WHS in the public sector, health, education, community services and retail sectors.
“The lovely memories will be ongoing and I agree that the impact and subsequent positive changes in workplaces and for workers was appreciated. That was my driving force and I was rewarded over the years when we all recognised the improved outcomes.” – Gwen, Inspector Occupational Health Nurse (retired)
We work together to make sure people go home from work healthy and happy. Together you will share knowledge and investigate health monitoring outcomes indicative of over exposure to lead, isocyanates, silica, asbestos or other substances, or work related infectious diseases such as Q-fever or Hepatitis B.
What can we offer you?
We offer a supportive, diverse and innovative environment, with great benefits, including:
- Great work/life balance with 37.5 hour working week as a standard and flexible working hours for most roles.
- Leave options including purchased leave, deferred leave and long service leave after 7 years.
- Stable work, job security, fair remuneration, 10.5% superannuation contributions to a provider of your choice and salary packaging options.
- The ability to give back to your community and make a difference in the health outcomes in workplaces.
- A collaborative environment with the ability to gain insight from subject matter experts in your field.
- Opportunities for professional development, acting, shadowing and mentoring.
- Build a healthy lifestyle with our award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
- Supportive work environment including an Employee Assistance Program to assist you deal with life’s challenges.
Where will you work?
This position is located in Cannington. Get away from the city and enjoy the benefits of this location, close to a major shopping centre with food and entertainment activities.
Easily accessible by public transport. (please note, the Armadale/Thornlie line will be closed for 18 months from early 2023 and replacement bus services are planned.)
A café is on site, with friendly staff, great coffee and a selection of healthy lunch options.
This office is light and open plan, with breakout areas, spacious meeting rooms and multiple kitchen areas. You will also enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including secure bike storage, fully equipped change rooms, personal lockers or consider a discounted membership at the Cannington Leisureplex a short walk away.
What does a typical day look like?
You may be visiting a workplace, with another inspector or independently, to follow up elevated lead exposures, speaking with the workers and managers, providing information and education, and taking enforcement action to ensure exposures are controlled. You may be speaking with registered medical practitioners about health monitoring requirements, or providing a presentation to industry on occupational health.
What are we looking for?
You must have a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent qualification relevant to occupational health nursing. A Current NMBA/AHPRA practising certificate is desirable for this role.
To apply for this role, please submit a detailed resume and covering letter (of no more than 2 pages) telling us about a serious incident or exposure you investigated.
- What initiated the investigation?
- Who was involved?
- What steps did you take?
- What was the outcome?
You are required to hold a current Western Australian C or C-A class driver’s licence or equivalent for this role.
All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process. Pre-employment checks will include; a National Police check, Conflict of Interest declaration, a medical assessment and a psychometric assessment.
Need some help with how to apply?
How to apply videos
We have prepared an applicant pack which is attached below, step by step the pack tells you how to go about preparing your resume and cover letter.
Speak to the hiring manager
Contact Sally North, Director WorkSafe Service Industries and Specialists on (08) 6251 2311 to learn more about the role and ask questions which will help you tailor your application.
Ready to join our team?
Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form and attach your resume and cover letter.
Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.
You can contact Julie Hunter, Senior Human Resources Officer on (08) 6251 1568 or email RecruitmentandEngagement@dmirs.wa.gov.au for information about employment conditions and the application process.
CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday 29 August 2022 (WST).
Your application submission must be complete by the closing time; applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.
We look forward to hearing from you!
- Applicant Pack
- Job Description Form
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