Occupational Health Advisor

Smart Recruit Online Limited
Preston, Lancashire
£36000 - £38000 per annum + See Job Spec
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated professionals and experts that are truly some of the best in their field.

You will receive all the training you need to fast track yourself to success. You will enjoy working closely alongside your experienced colleagues to deliver and maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction that the industry has to offer.

About the Role

We are looking for a genuine team player who can work alongside a team of experts and industry professionals. You will receive all the support you need from our senior management team as we work together to bring success to this department and the company as a whole. This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a new challenge with a fresh team on new premises.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Health Advisor to join us on our Warton site. This will be a part time role where the successful candidate will be required to work 22.5 hours per week. You will be required to deliver the full OH remit, including;

  • Health Surveillance
  • Case Management
  • Drug and Alcohol testing
  • Consultation
  • Medical assessments.
  • Spirometry
  • HAVS
  • Skin Assessments
  • Audiometry
  • Pre-placement questionnaires
  • Face Fit Testing

Main duties will include:

  • To provide appropriate expert, timely (reactive and proactive), effective and practicable advice to managers, staff and Human Resources in respect of OH related issues.
  • Provide expert advice in respect of legislative requirements and best practice relating to OH function.
  • To assess new clients presenting to Occupational Health whether in person or by written referral and initiate management of case.
  • To assess client's fitness to work for the appropriate job role in line with DHC policies and guidelines and issue appropriate fitness certificates to the line manager, client and file copy.
  • Develop and implement effective communication mechanisms, as directed, between the OH provision, managers, staff and colleagues in Human Resources.
  • To write letters to GP/Specialists in line with the Access to Medical reports Act and Data Protection Act.
  • To respond to client/manager's requests for support/information on the working environment.
  • To maintain appropriate records in line with departmental protocols on record keeping
  • To provide health surveillance in accordance with current legislation. Undertake a wider range of clinical activities by ensuring appropriate training, updating and monitoring of relevant training programmes. In line with DHC policies and guidelines.
  • To provide positive, professional, accountable practice to ensure the advancement of nursing practice and the role of Occupational Health within DHC.
  • To work with the OH manager to review the Nursing skill mix and to develop and support ongoing recruitment.

Occupational Health Advisor | OHA | Occupational Health | Health Advisor | Health Promotion | OH | Health Care

Additional Salary Information:

35 days AL, Private Pension, Private Healthcare.

Essential Criteria:

  • Registration with NMC Part 3
  • Significant experience of working in an OHS environment in a nursing/advisory capacity, across a range of OHS activities
  • Candidates must be able to drive and there are on-site parking facilities available
  • Evidence of an up to date knowledge base of professional and specialist issues
  • Sound educational background, including a good standard of numeracy and written English.

Candidates must:

  • Be Innovative and adaptable, with strong leadership and management skills
  • Have the ability to work effectively independently and also within a team framework
  • Be IT literate
  • Demonstrate a self-motivated and proactive approach to work
  • Be aware of own limitations
  • Understand and support a flexible approach to team working
  • Have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Desirable Criteria:

Ideally candidates will be OH qualified, however, if you are able to demonstrate the full OH remit with robust experience (without the qualification), you will also be considered for the OHA positions.

About Us:

Established in 2002 by a group of occupational health professionals, we have experienced strong, steady growth. Our clients include leading names across a wide range of sectors, including aviation, construction, engineering, manufacturing, retail, utilities and the emergency services.

Our success depends on the people who work with us to turn our promises into commitments… people who thrive in a culture that's focused on high standards, restless improvement, positive attitudes and future potential. Is this you?

Our people are our biggest assets, their knowledge skills and abilities are the key to business success and creating value. We endeavour where possible to promote from within, by ensuring our employees have the skills and abilities to fulfil their job role.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66909464