Occupational Health Lead Nurse

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
The Occupational Health Lead Nurse is an expert in clinical practice, bringing innovation and influence on clinical leadership as well as strategic direction and delivery to the Occupational Health Service.

The post holder will demonstrate visible and compassionate leadership to support the delivery of the Occupational Health Strategic objectives that align to the Organisation.

Exercise the highest degree of professionalism, independence, autonomy and decision making, playing a pivotal role in working closely the Consultant Physician in Occupational Medicine, and the Head of Occupational Health & Wellbeing to ensure optimal performance of the OH department.

Main duties of the job


Leadership and Managerial

Exercise a high degree of professional autonomy, acting as an expert clinical resource:

Providing strong leadership within the department, line management the clinical team and associated administrative support

Overseeing the day-to-day operation roles within the service.

Ensuring clinical assessment and case management is competent, timely and compliant with best practice and clinical guidelines.

Integrate compassionate leadership into practice:

Role modelling through own delivery style providing effective leadership that motivates, inspires and empowers others.

Facilitating the development of leadership qualities and management skills in other, development space to be able to reflect, motivate, learn, continually improve, and innovate.

Ensure the development of the clinical OH team to meet the required competencies to support strategic developments in Occupational Health.

About us

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.

An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.

Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards

Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.

Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification. If you have any questions, please contact Janette Barnes on janette.barnes4@nhs.net or 01423 553550

Person Specification

Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Registered Nurse on NMC register
  • Accredited specialist public health community nurse (OH) to Degree level on part 3 of NMC register or equivalent in OH speciality
  • Significant experience of leadership and management in a time critical and risk managing environment
  • Significant experience and expert knowledge of Occupational Health Practice
  • Significant experience of autonomous critical analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of complex information in relation to complex/critical decision making
  • Risk Management Experience


  • Relevant Masters Degree
  • Post Registration Training qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Heatherdene Harraogate hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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