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Occupational Health Specialist Lead Nurse/Lead AHP Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity awaits a motivated, innovative NMC registered nurse or Allied Healthcare professional registrant. As part of our dynamic Occupational Health (OH) team the post-holder will provide leadership for the development and delivery of an effective Occupational Health service for the staff and managers within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

The role will involve cross site working but the successful candidate will be based at St Woolos Hospital.

Main duties of the job

Day to day professional and operational responsibility, supporting the Head of Occupational Health to ensure high quality, effective and efficient services. We are looking for a dynamic, adaptable and highly innovative individual with a range of experience at a senior level in leadership, management and clinical practice including OH experience.

The post is multifaceted and is suitable for an agile thinking individual who has the passion to influence and lead the development of the OH service and act as the clinical lead for the OPAS-G2 database to realise its potential. The post-holder will be a visible professional clinical leader with responsibility for the enhancement and modernisation of OH practice and development of clinical staff to meet the needs of our current and future workforce.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered nurse or Allied Health Professional with current professional registration
  • Post registration qualification in occupational health nursing/ equivalent for Allied Health Professional
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • Relevant clinical and management experience
  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the speciality
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively/autonomously and manage clinical workload
  • Knowledge of key professional issues and guidelines relating to professional practice
  • Knowledge of relevant guidance, legislation and evidence based practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic, political and social initiatives that impact on service delivery
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of current developments, change management and service improvement


  • Management training/leadership course
  • Possess a relevant health and safety qualification
  • Member of specialist interest groups and networks locally and nationally
  • Research activity that has led to publication



  • Significant post graduate experience
  • Experience of working in an Occupational Health setting
  • Specialist knowledge of Occupational Health and familiar with current legislation regarding Occupational Health and aware of developments in it
  • Experience leading multiple staff/multidisciplinary teams at a management level
  • Understanding of, and ability to develop and use workforce and management information
  • Proven experience of creating opportunities through partnership working
  • Experience of budgetary management and setting
  • oExperience of auditing and monitoring


  • Advanced skills in research and audit
  • Experience of leading a MDT case management model

Skill and attributes


  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with managers and staff at all levels
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Experience of dealing positively with organisational politics
  • Ability to work without supervision or guidance using their own initiative to solve complex multi stranded problems
  • Ability to deal with highly complex, sensitive and distressing situations, assessing and recommending courses of action
  • Good IT and keyboard skills
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and to work under pressure
  • Ability to deal with verbal aggression and written aggression in a calm and professional manner


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to prioritise a heavy workload
  • Display exemplary personal and professional standards of behaviour and integrity at all times
  • Committed to equal opportunities
  • Good team player
  • Ability to travel within ABUHB geographical area in a timely manner and to other sites in Wales as required.
  • Ability to identify and take action when own or others' actions undermines equality and diversity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


St Woolos Hospital

Stow Hill


NP20 4SZ

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