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Occupational Health Nurse (Band 5)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible for carrying out immunisations/vaccinations, venepuncture, pre-placement screenings, DSE assessments and any other activities for which they are competent. The role will also involve health promotion and delivery of events/activities in line with the Trust Health and Wellbeing strategy.

Airedale's Health and Wellbeing team are a multi disciplinary, forward thinking team who are keen to support staff with all aspects of health and wellbeing. We are a flexible and dynamic team who work closely together to support our colleagues with all their health needs in a timely and holistic way.

Main duties of the job

The role holder will run clinics to support immunisation check and vaccinations for staff at Airedale and some local organisations that we support. The role holder will also complete pre-employment checks for staff about to start in their roles, will complete health related tasks on Cohort (the OH system we use) and will deal with questions over the phone and in person, to name but a few aspects of the role. The role holder will offer support for management referral assessments and reports via the Cohort Database.

The role holder will be willing to gain Occupational Health Qualifications.

This role will be based at Airedale General Hospital but the Post holder will also be required to work off-site providing services to external clients.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provideour services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UKoffender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes.Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and havestrong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure weinspire the workforce of the future.We want to attract staff who embrace our 'Right Care' behaviours of compassion, acommitment to quality of care and working together for patients - we want to make thesepart of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details and full details of the role please see the attached job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • First Level Nurse
  • NMC Registered


  • Willingness to work towards a specialist qualification in occupational health



  • Band 5 experience post registration
  • Knowledge of current topical professional issues in the NHS


  • Occupational Health or Practice Nurse experience (or similar)
  • Previous experience in pre-employment screenings
  • Previous experience in DSE assessments
  • Previous experience in health promotion
  • Previous knowledge of OH& S legislation

Knowledge and Skills


  • Manage own time and clinical caseload
  • Manage stock levels of drugs, sundries and medical equipment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of issues of confidentiality related to nursing practice
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility i.e. in terms of job requirements and cover for external contracts
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Experience in venepuncture
  • Relevant training on Immunization and Vaccination procedures
  • Experience in audiometry
  • Experience in spirometry
  • Experience in report writing
  • Experience in Keystone vision screening

Communication and Verbal Skills


  • Fully adaptable with different methods of communication, such as face to face contact, telephone contact, e-mail
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate at all levels with all disciplines on the management of occupational health issues
  • Have experience of using good communication skills when dealing with the multidisciplinary team, clients and staff
  • Communicate complex information relating to Employee Health
  • Communication of sensitive information

Physical Skills


  • Competent in and able to accurately input and extract data from Microsoft Office , i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Required to sit in one position for extended periods when undertaking DSE work, i.e. writing reports
  • Keyboard and mouse skills
  • Be able to undertake venepuncture

Mental Effort


  • Ability to deal with frequent, unpredictable, telephone enquiries and 'walk-ins'
  • Able to deal with occasional telephone enquiries by distressed or aggressive individuals
  • Concentration required when writing reports, collating information
  • Be able to adapt to service needs as day to day work can be unpredictable due to the diversity of the service
  • Able to research complex information



  • Ability to drive and have access to own vehicle in order to attend external clinics and will be carrying contamination equipment / bodily fluids
  • Should have a flexible approach to working hours/days

Personal Qualities


  • Must be honest, trustworthy and confidential in all working practices
  • Be flexible in regards to working hours/days to meet the demands of the service
  • Be able to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to collaborate with all disciplines/levels
  • Be motivated and be able to use own initiative

Working Conditions


  • Working in external organisations i.e. factories, in the community which necessitates adhering to lone worker policy
  • Exposure to unpleasant working conditions, e.g. body fluids, sharps, clinical waste

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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