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GP Choices Occupational Health Nurse Advisor

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Bishop Auckland
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Nurse, General practice nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Registered Nurse to work in a unique role within the GP Choices Team and work alongside the Occupational Health Mutli disciplinary Team

You will provide support, advice and signposting to staff working in GP surgeries across County Durham and Darlington. You will support with, the line management of juniour staff and the development of the GP Choices service

Main duties of the job

You will be working in a small team alongside the larger occupational health team. The role is to support all staff working in GP Surgeries throughout County Durham. You will be trained to perform management referral assesments, signpost staff to suppportive resources available and write reports to managers with recommendations for supporting staff at work.

You will support senior staff in the development of the service after analysing data and performing audits

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

Support the employee to make appropriate health lifestyle decisions, based upon current evidence and public health guidelines.

Advise managers and employees on health related issues such as long and short term sickness absence, , rehabilitation and other matters relating to fitness to work.

Prioritise and manage own workload.

Provide advice to clients who have sustained a blood borne virus exposure and provide relevant follow-up action.

Under the direction of the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Business Partner/Clinical Nurse Manager, participate and contribute to the clinical audit process and quality issues as and when required.

Work alongside the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team

Support Coordinator in the development of the service

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Post basic education and training equivalent to university diploma
  • Occupational Health qualification or extensive demonstrable experience in a healthcare setting


  • Health and Safety Qualification & Training (NEBOSH)
  • Training/Teaching Qualification
  • Counselling Skills Certificate

Statutory Registration


  • Current NMC Professional Registration

Special Requirements


  • Professional in manner and committed to the delivery of a high standard of occupational health & wellbeing to medical and dental employees and other internal and external clients of the service
  • Able to travel independently around the county to fulfil the requirements of the post



  • Extensive experience in a healthcare setting
  • Experience of quality and audit initiatives
  • Experience in caseload management
  • Knowledge / experience of line management responsibilities


  • Previous experience in an Occupational Health setting with NHS/Private Industry.
  • Experience and knowledge of using recognised occupational health software system would be an advantage

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Understanding of the role of occupational health within Primary & Secondary Care
  • Works under guidance of established protocols and procedures at operational level
  • IT skills (including Microsoft office, word and excel)
  • Basic knowledge of infection control guidelines
  • Able to demonstrate professional autonomous decisions
  • Understanding of management of sickness absence


  • Basic knowledge of health and well-being strategies
  • Proven presentation skills or recognised teaching certificate
  • Management of blood borne virus exposure within a primary care setting
  • Knowledge / experience of Occupational Health IT systems and standards e.g. OPAS / SEQOHS
  • Knowledge / experience of management of communicable diseases and vaccination programmes
  • Basic knowledge of current health and safety legislation relevant to the National Health Service/Primary Care

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Bishop Auckland General Hospital

Cockton Hill Road

Bishop Auckland

County Durham

DL14 6AD

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