Specialist Occupational Health | Leinster |

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Location:Australia

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About The Role

The health and safety of our people and our host communities is a value that drives the way we work. Our consolidated commitment to achieving the highest level of safety performance stands at the forefront of our planning, actions and behaviours. Northern Operations – Registered Nurse/RAN/Community Nurse/Occupational Health Nurse. As a Registered Nurse at our Northern Operations, your primary role is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our members of our community and workforce and, through the treatment of injuries and illnesses, injury management and return to work processes and execution of workforce health surveillance.

This role can be offered as Fly in/Fly Out, Drive in/Drive Out roster – 7 days on, 7 days off or Residential - 7 days on, 7 days off. You will get diverse exposure to medical centre, emergency treatment, injury treatment, injury management and return to work, medical and emergency services and workforce health surveillance. As the Specialist Occupational Health you will work 3 days a week at Leinster Nickel Operations and 4 days a week at Leinster Medical Centre as sole Practitioner. Being on call is requried as part of this position.


Located in the town of Leinster and reporting to the onsite Health Supervisor for Health, Safety and Environment Execution, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing primary health care to the local community as the sole practitioner 4 days a week. and surrounding regions;
  • Providing necessary treatment for onsite injuries and illnesses, supported (where necessary) by onsite Emergency Services personnel and external health care providers;
  • Management and execution of injury management and return to work programs, including involvement in workers compensation processes;
  • Executing site health surveillance processes;
  • Participating in Fitness for Work Programs (drug and alcohol testing);
  • Delivering and continuously improving the quality of reporting of health information;
  • Maintaining core medical centre processes relating to equipment calibrations, dispensing medications and general medical consumable stock management;
  • Ongoing engagement of site stakeholders regarding active injury management cases;
  • An understanding that On-Call work may be required as part of the role.
  • This role exists within a two person Health Specialist team, existing on a back-to-back 7/7 roster.
About You

We anticipate that you will be a suitably qualified health professional, possessing relevant experience in a similar role at a remote location within the resources industry or remote health environment.
To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Qualifications and experience as a Registered Nurse - current registration with AHPRA;
  • Current experience in emergency department including children
  • Practical experience in the dispensing and administration of medicines under the guidelines of a Poison Permit;
  • Ability to work independently, as a sole-practitioner, for extended periods;
  • Cost management and stock control skills;
  • You will also have excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage regular commitments and priorities as well as the ad hoc demands that occur in a fast paced environment;
  • Experience in conducting Fitness for Work Testing in accordance with AS/NZS 4308:2008; competent in undertaking audiometric and spirometry testing.


The following would skills, experience and qualities would be highly regarded for this role:

  • Experience working with the OSHA guidelines for injury and illness classification;
  • Exposure to a 1SAP business processes;
  • Experience in emergency, paediatrics and ante-natal care;
  • Current ALS1 or ALS2 certificate;
  • WorkCover WA Approved Audiometric Officer;
  • Operate four wheel drive vehicle (Unit of competency TLIC2025)
  • Competent in venepuncture and cannulation
  • Current Immunisation certificate
  • Experience working with the OSHA guidelines for injury and illness classification;
  • Exposure to a 1SAP business processes;
Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance based bonuses and unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.