Occupational Health Advisor (Midlands)

  • Job Reference: VR OHA Midlands
  • Date Posted: 20 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Drs Direct Ltd
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £40,000 to £48,000
  • Sector: Occupational Health Nurses
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Victor Ramsay
  • Email: victor@drsdirect.co.uk
  • Telephone: 07427161073

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an OHA, working with customer businesses to promote the health, safety, and well-being of their employees through the provision of clinical services within the private and public sectors. This is a hybrid role which will include home working and travelling between our Midlands based customer sites.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of specialist nursing skills helping maintain the high standard of service we aim to provide.
  • To be responsible for carrying out a full range of specialist nurse activities and including the management of:
  • Occupational Health ill health/ management referrals
  • Immunisation Programmes
  • Health Screening and Surveillance
  • New starter screening
  • OH direct services
  • Workplace Assessments including Display Screen Equipment
  • Health Promotion Programmes
  • Management of ad hoc Occupational Health issues
  • Conducting face-to-face, video or telephone consultations to adhere to NMC, NMBI Code of professional Conduct & Ethics for ROI, and any client guidelines and codes of conduct
  • Excellent and accurate record keeping and adhering to the NMC/ NMBI confidentiality policy and procedure
  • Provision of clinical management and organisation skills contributing to efficiency and effectiveness of the service
  • Excellent communication skills always promoting a good relationship with both customer management, their HR function, and their employees
  • Maintain productive communication with colleagues to include reporting issues, seeking advice from and consulting with clinical colleagues on complex cases
  • To keep abreast of changing legislation, clinical practice and clinical managerial styles that may affect the role of the Occupational Health Advisor
  • Under the guidance of your line manager to be responsible for own continuing professional development, to remain compliant with guidelines and NMC/ NMBI requirements
  • Ensure that clinical equipment is maintained and calibrated as planned
  • Able to work to tight clinical schedules
  • Aim to return reports within 24hrs of the clinic (except when prior viewing is required), or adhering to any other SLAs as agreed with the customer business
  • Undertake clinic preparations, ensuring the relevant paperwork and information has been uploaded/ provided, review prior records and seek resolution to any issues
  • Preparation of reports following a clinic, to be issued appropriately and securely, uploaded to the system when required. Ensuring all data consent requirements are adhered to
  • Recognise how underlying medical conditions may impact the workplace, and the impact of work on an individual’s underlying condition, making recommendations from an OH perspective
  • Prepare for and attend any meetings where OHA input has been requested
  • Participate in clinical audits and / or research projects as appropriate
  • Always maintain confidentiality
  • To organise and control own workload as/ if required
  • To feedback general and specific information regarding the client contract to the Senior Management team as appropriate and within bounds of confidentiality
  • Able to work autonomously within the role, making independent clinical decisions
  • Ensure adherence to legislation and external regulatory frameworks such as SEQOSH/ NMC/ NMBI / RCN
  • To produce reports regarding the client contract generally and/or Occupational Health issues


Qualifications and experience

  • Ongoing CDP and PDP requirements to remain upskilled
  • Registered general nurse (RGN)
  • Part of the NMC/ NMBI register (SCPHN)
  • Minimum or 2 years post-registration experience
  • Experience within a similar role/ setting or evidence of significant transferable skills


Skills and personal qualities

  • Clinical Skills e.g. spirometry, new starter screening, immunisations, phlebotomy (blood taking), skin assessments, ECGs, drug and alcohol testing, telephone consultations and face-to-face consultations.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • IT Skills and previous experience of Cohort
  • Customer focused
  • Flexible
  • Able to work independently and part of a team
  • A good decision maker
  • Adaptable, Confident, Diplomatic, Honest, Integrity, Discipline, Objective, Trustworthy, Empathetic