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Staff Nurse-Occupational Heallth

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Occupational Health team on a part time basis.

Occupational health is a small team which has started to grow over the last few years to meet the demands regarding recruitment and health surveillance.

We work collaboratively together and have weekly MDT's to discuss cases with our clinical leads andparticipate and assist in the provision of occupational health services to all levels of staff within the Trust and to outside agencies, to ensure compliance with relevant health service guidelines and Trust policies.

This role will require travel within the region, predominately to provide services to our contracts.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess and evaluate health assessment questionnaires, request further information where necessary and communicate fitness to work outcomes to employing managers, including any restrictions/adaptations required.
  • Assess, evaluate and implement vaccinations and/or health surveillance requirements pertinent to job risk and risk assessment, as indicated by the employing manager, the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service (OH& WBS) and Trust policies and procedures.
  • Provide, evaluate and document health surveillance assessments, including audiometry, spirometry and hand arm vibration syndrome, working at heights or in confined spaces, VDU, etc., notifying outcomes to employing managers and/or referral to Specialist Nurse Practitioners, Head of OH& WBS or Physicians as required.
  • Assess, evaluate and document requirements for physiotherapy referral and, where appropriate, refer to physiotherapy, including assessment of fitness to work or any restrictions/adjustments required, notifying the employing manager as appropriate.
  • Provide advice, support and prescriptions to Trust staff that have positive MSRA results according to the OH& WBS policy and Trust Infection Prevention & Control policy and procedures.
  • Review, assess and evaluate screening and post-vaccine blood results and implement any further actions required dependent upon those results and according to Department of Health guidelines, OH& WBS and Trust policies and procedures.
  • Actively promote good health management

About us

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description

We also offer a number of other benefits for our Band 5 Staff Nurses which include the following:
  • Refer a Friend - You will receive a �250 payment if you refer a nurse to us who subsequently takes up employment in our Trust (paid after the new starter completes 4-months in post).

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse. Current Registration with the NMC

Experience and knowledge


  • Willing to undergo training as necessary
  • Ability to demonstrate and explain skills to others
  • Competency in using IT software


  • Previous OH experience
  • Qualified/trained in venepuncture.
  • Trained in vaccine/immunisations

Skills and attributes


  • Good time management
  • Good written and verbal skills. Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to work autonomously. Organise and prioritise workloads.


  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • Experience in running own clinics.

Atribites and personal qualities


  • Abilities to work unsupervised
  • Enthusiastic and self motivated. Flexible, adaptable. Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Must be resilient and able to deal with difficult situations and challenging behaviour.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Woodlands Drive,


YO12 6QL

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