Occupational Health Advisor

  • Job Reference: ON - 007
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Drs Direct Ltd
  • Location: Rugby
  • Salary: £38,000 to £41,000
  • Sector: Occupational Health Nurses
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Owen Nye
  • Email: owen@drsdirect.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01234359971

Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

To provide advice and guidance to line managers and HR colleagues in the management of complex cases, including representing Occupational Health at local and force attendance management meetings.

Implement and operate effective health screening procedures within statutory and organisational guidelines and policies including health assessments and surveillance programmes.

To identify and appraise the Occupational Health Manager of developing poor health trends and to promote health at work through the delivery of health campaigns.

Conduct assessments of medical and disability issues at pre-employment stages, and support managers in addressing the associated outcomes (e.g. advice on reasonable adjustments).

To conduct risk assessments via accurate examination of risks involved and appropriate implementation of risk control measures.

Conduct occupational health assessments, discuss options for assistance and instigate appropriate course of action in line with legislative and organisational requirements.

To recognise symptoms of workplace injury and ill health and seek to identify their causes.

Manage a portfolio of Occupational Health cases in accordance with force policy and procedure including health assessments, reports to line managers, maintenance of case files and referral to other health professionals as required.

Assess the welfare needs of individuals and refer to counselling support or advice in accordance with recognised professional codes of practice.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

 

Experience/Skills:

Registered General Nurse.

Diploma in Occupational Health.

Sound knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, including the Equality Act, Medical Reports Act, Data Protection Act and Health and Safety at Work Act.

Significant post qualification experience in a clinical setting.

The proven ability to practically apply medical knowledge and experience in order to effectively deal with complex cases of workplace injury and ill-health.

Experience of providing Occupational Health services within a complex organisation with multiple sites and specialist requirements.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to research and prepare management reports.

Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence senior leaders, resolve conflict and deal with sensitive issues.

Ability to research and prepare medical management reports.

Competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office.

 

Special Conditions:

Travel within Warwickshire area

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Candidates will be required as part of recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.