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Occupational Health Advisor
Full time or part time
Salary 40k excellent benefits
Our client is looking to recruit an Occupational Health Advisor to work on a full time or part time a minimum of 3-4 days per week to provide support to the OH Technicians, OH Nurse and OH Manager by participating in the development and maintenance of a full OH service for all employees of the Company. It is to add value to the business through the protection, maintenance and improvement of employee health. This is achieved by supporting the OH Strategy and in the planning, implementation and administration of Health Surveillance programmes/other screening across the organisation.
Deliver and administer the Health Surveillance/Screening programmes in line with Company and Departmental policies and procedures.
Maintaining up-to date and accurate manual and computerised records for OH in accordance with Data Protection, Medical Confidentiality and Company requirements.
To educate employees in the Occupational Health standards and requirements of the Company, to raise levels of compliance.
Deliver Occupational Health case management and rehabilitation services in partnership with Management, HR, EHS, the OH Manager and OH Physician
To assess an individual's immunity to certain diseases and where appropriate give advice, administer appropriate tests or administer vaccinations to employees consistent with current departmental protocols and Department of Health guidelines.
To assess individual's fitness to work by reviewing paper-based Health questionnaires and by performing new employment health screening interviews.
Undertaking workplace visits to survey working environments, understand working conditions and working with the EHS team, giving advice on practical Health and Safety improvements in line with relevant H&S legislation.
To assist in the development of proactive and reactive programmes to deliver health promotion, work ability and employee wellness activities for all employees across the business.
To build and maintain working relationships with HR, Senior Managers, Health and Safety personnel and all employees.
Take responsibility without supervision for monitoring interventions for the care of employees within the working environment.
To provide a service to both employees and Managers to enable employees to safely fulfil their role and facilitate their safe, early return to work where possible.
Generate and disseminate effective management reports to referring Managers where consent has been granted.
To autonomously prioritise, plan and maintain own management referral caseload.
Qualifications and Experience
Be a registered Nurse on NMC register (Part 1 or 2) with at least 3 years broad based post registration experience
Be proficient in working with Microsoft packages and have strong IT skills, preferable use of OPAS or similar OH Database
Have working knowledge of H&S legislation
Have previous experience of working in a similar role or health care setting with technical skills e.g. immunisations, audiometry, spirometry, urinalysis, measure visual acuity, measure blood pressure, pulse, height, weight and BM.