Coordinator - Risk Identification, Safety, Communication, Environment (Risce)

Peninsula Health

Frankston, VIC

Posted 6/20/2019

About Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

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Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity to support the broader workforce of Peninsula Health in a secondment role that will provide plenty of opportunity for growth and challenges to a candidate with the core skills required for this role.

The RiSCE Coordinator - Risk identification, Safety, Communication, Environment (RiSCE) is an integral part of the wider Peninsula Health leadership team. The role will provide a coordinated and consistent approach to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the RiSCE Program. The position aims to promote a workplace and care environment that is safe and ensures patients/staff/visitors are safe and protected from harm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides and promotes leadership to Peninsula Health in evidence based assessment, identification, prevention and management of risk in relation to occupational violence, and restraint and seclusion.
  • Facilitates implementation of the RiSCE training at Peninsula Health.
  • Ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times.
  • Ensure the safety of the public, patients and staff in relation to the provision of a safe environment from both OH&S and Infection Control perspectives.
  • Be responsible for updating personal development in relation to current best practice relating to safety and other relevant processes.

The RiSCE Coordinator is a unique and fulfilling role that reports to the Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery. This role requires experience in facilitating training and development of key personnel in the organisation to respond, manage and support staff to provide a safe working environment for staff, patients and visitors to Peninsula Health.

Essential Criteria

To be successful in this role, you will have significant Mental Health experience and qualifications, you will be a leader and able to work with and support key stakeholders to ensure engagement and compliance with the RiSCE and Occupational Violence framework.

You will have current nursing registration with AHPRA and be capable of supporting implementation and management of training for this important work.

Your communication skills will be outstanding and you will have an understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the impact of Occupational Violence and appropriate measures to mitigate the associated risks.


  • Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
  • Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
  • Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
  • Career development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment

How to Apply

The position is a 7 month secondment and if you wish to discuss this opportunity, please contact Fiona Reed, Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery. Interested candidates should apply via the e-recruit web page, without delay!

To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

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Other Information
  • Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:
Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Experience in management of clinical aggression and high level de-escalation skills.
Essential: Demonstrated competence in data management and report writing.
Essential: Demonstrated competence in a coordinator position.
Essential: Demonstrated organisational and decision making skills.
Essential: Competence in computer programs, particularly Word and Excel
Essential: Post basic qualification in mental health
Essential: Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Desirable: Post graduate qualifications (Post Graduate Cert/Dip or Masters) in a related field.
Desirable: Research knowledge and experience
Desirable: Previous experience in project management within the health industry.


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