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Health Safety and Wellbeing and Injury Management Adviser - Brisbane / Adelaide / Melbourne

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

Reporting to the Health Safety and Wellbeing Specialist, the Health Safety and Wellbeing and Injury Management Adviser is integral to the successful management of return-to-work programs across Ahpra’s offices and provides specialist advice and management of compensable and non-compensable injuries. The role reports to and works closely with the Health Safety and Wellbeing Specialist to deliver best practice approaches for incident management and issues affecting worker wellbeing, while supporting the creation of effective management plans and resources to reduce emerging and known physical and psychosocial hazards in the workplace.

The role is responsible for the thorough and strategic analysis of key health, safety and wellbeing metrics and making strong recommendations to the Health, Safety and Wellbeing leadership for remedial actions as well as annual compliance program delivery.

Ahpra requires all employees to comply with Ahpra policies, including our Flexible working policy

About you 

You will be a professional HSW Advisor with your experience gained from complex and diverse organisations with national reach.  You provide proactive and pragmatic advice and work alongside a small, professional team that has an enterprise wide impact. Your ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels within Ahpra but also external (Insurers, suppliers) to foster a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace is one of your strengths. As an individual, your ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships will be one of the keys to your success as will your agility and adaptability in working in dynamic environments.

You will be proactive in providing what you identify as opportunities for improvement and be a key support for positive change – a key project in this role is reviewing insurance premiums and evaluation of their effectiveness. You embody our values of Integrity, Respect, Collaboration and Achievement enabling you to build trust with and influence key stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you will also have: 

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (Allied Health preferred) or commensurate experience managing national Injury Management programs
  • Certification as a rehabilitation and return to work coordinator in at least one state/jurisdiction with experience in multiple jurisdictions
  • A positive, solutions focused mindset with critical thinking to support business outcomes  
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to confidently engage with stakeholders and peers at all levels
  • Demonstrate professional, proactive, accurate, efficient, confidential and customer focused support

We encourage you to review the role description for more detailed information: HSW Injury Management Adviser (CL6) - May 24.pdf.

What we offer: 

  • A friendly and supportive team based culture 
  • Great work/life balance with hybrid office and work from home arrangements  
  • Sophisticated open plan workspaces in a 5-star rated building in a central location  
  • Attractive salary of $110,945 per annum plus superannuation *

To apply: 

  • Click ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application. 
  • Your application must include a resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the requirements in the role description 
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process 
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact the recruitment team via email  [email protected] using the subject line: Health Safety and Wellbeing and Injury Management Adviser - Brisbane / Adelaide / Melbourne enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Offer of employment is subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks. 

Ahpra is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

With respect, no agencies please. 

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