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Occupational Health Advisor

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Health Advisor - Band 6

Due to expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the in house Occupational Health Service which supports the health and wellbeing of Great Ormond Street Staff. We are seeking to recruit a qualified (on part 3 of the NMC register), experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic occupational health advisor, to join our Occupational Health team.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the service providing a high level comprehensive Occupational Health Service to Trust staff, facilitating employee wellbeing through health screening, health assessment and health promotion, working as part of a cohesive occupational health team within a very busy environment.

The ideal candidate will be highly confident, have excellent communication skills, proficient IT skills and a flexible pro-active approach to be able to manage a varied and demanding workload.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values
  • Knowledge and Understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Registered Adult Nurse (with valid NMC)
  • Registered (or eligible for entry) on part 3 of the NMC register.
  • Degree/Diploma qualification in Occupational Health (or equivalent).
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development



  • General consolidated clinical knowledge
  • Experience of case management, undertaking fitness to work health assessments and health surveillance
  • Experience in infection control issues in relation to OH such as immunisation schedules and infectious disease contact tracing
  • A basic understanding of audit and quality assurance initiatives
  • Experience of delivering health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Experience of dealing with senior clinicians/managers/staff guidelines and healthcare standards


  • Experience of NHS Occupational Health Services



  • Able to communicate well at all levels, developing effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the healthcare setting
  • Able to work autonomously and as an effective and active member in a small team
  • Able to organise and prioritise workloads
  • Able to produce produce clear, concise actionable written reports
  • Basic counselling skills
  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Computer literate with the ability to use IT competencies to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of relevant data systems, software and learning technologies
  • Able to communicate well at all levels, developing effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the healthcare setting

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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