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Health and Safety Officer

Website The Nairobi Hospital

Job Description

Reporting to the Quality Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for
implementing, maintaining and updating the Hospital’s occupational health and safety
(QEOSH) Programmes.

Roles and Responsibilities

Plan and execute OSHAS certification (ISO 45001:2018) for the Hospital and OPCs.

  • Comprehensive hazard identification and assessments for all jobs and activities in
    the Hospital and OPCs.
  • Specialist job hazard analysis for all jobs/ activities in the hospital and development
    of safe systems of work to address health and safety issues.
  • Development of a permit system of work for identified high-risk jobs/activities to
    protect the health and safety of staff, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders.
  • Training of staff in various departments on safe systems of work related to the
    nature of activities.
  • Ensure that all the facilities are licensed with the necessary regulatory bodies
    relating to health and safety.
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended
    improvements implemented. This also includes reporting to regulatory bodies. i.e.
  • Lead in root cause analysis for occupational health and safety incidents.
  • Development in conjunction with HOD’s key lagging and leading occupational
    health and safety indicators using international benchmarks.
  • In conjunction with relevant HODs, develop mandatory occupational health and
    safety policies required by statutory and regulatory requirements and monitor
    compliance. Amongst these are; Health and safety policies, emergency response and evacuation plans, radiation safety plans, control of substances hazardous to health plans, and Fire safety plans.
  • In liaison with a Designated Health Practitioner (DHP), plan, coordinate, entry, exit and routine occupational medical examinations including monitoring the implementation of findings.
  • Lead annual plan of the health and safety committee that includes;

o Designing and delivering training on health and safety issues
o Inspections and follow-ups
o Statutory occupational health and safety audits and follow-ups,

  • Collaborate with third parties and contractors on site on occupational health and
    safety matters.
  • Develop and implement an awareness plan for q-pulse for the following modules,
    i.e. inspections, occurrence and incidents for effective use and uptake in the following
    areas of the Hospital;
    o Galleria, Warwick, Capital Centre, Southfield, Rosslyn Riviera and Kiambu
    o A&E, Division of Clinical Services, PMC, Radiology, Oncology, Medical
    Records, Human Resources, Finance, Procurement, Credit Control, Security,
    Engineering, M&CS, Catering, Laundry, College of Health Sciences, CEO’s
  • Schedule and execute quarterly OHS & Fire safety inspections in all OPCs, all
    departments/ sections in the Main Hospital.
  • Train inspectors, track inspections and ensure corrective action plans for
    Occupational Health and Safety emerging issues have been developed,
    implemented and hoisted in q-pulse.
  • Train Inspectors, track inspections and ensure corrective action plans have been
    developed, implemented and hoisted in q-pulse.
  • Develop action trackers in q-pulse and follow them through with respective HODs
    for the following regulatory audits;
    o Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety Services (DOHSS) OHS and
    fire safety audits for six (6) OPCs and the main Hospital.
    o OHS regulatory tests
  • Create, hoist OHS standard operating procedures (SOPs) and track reviews for
    timely escalation to HODs.
  • Run on weekly and monthly basis OHS q-pulse analysis dashboards for escalation
    to HODs
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor
    from time to time.

Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science degree in occupational health and safety.

  • Minimum five (5) years experience in occupational health and safety.
  • Professional certification either by NEMA, DOHSS or NEBOSH.
  • Experience in the implementation of health and safety management systems; Kaizen/
    5S, OSHA 2007 and ISO 45001:2018.
  • Quality systems training on QMS, EMS and ISO 45001:2018.

Core Competencies

  • Ability to interpret standards and relate to actual practice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, for negotiating changes in the workplace and influencing
    others to adopt them.
  • An understanding of health and safety legislation and how to interpret it.
  • Sound knowledge of technical and operational processes.
  • The ability to think ahead and anticipate potential problems.
  • Presentation skills in order to lead training sessions.
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a straightforward way
  • A thorough and methodical approach.
  • A cutting edge in timely follow-up.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Flair for high-performance standards.
  • Ability to manage workload and prioritize effectively.
  • Co-operative and diligent.

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please, send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number, your current remuneration, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 2nd December 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications and contact SHORTLISTED candidates.

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