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Occupational Health and Wellbeing Nurse

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Do you enjoy the challenge of working in a busy service where no two days are the same? This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced, enthusiastic Occupational Health and Wellbeing Nurse to join our SEQOHS accredited friendly team at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The post is based at The Working Well Centre, Worcester, but will also involve cross site working, travel to some outside NHS sites and companies for whom we provide an Occupational Health and wellbeing service.

This post will be attractive to candidates who are interested in developing a career in the expanding field of Occupational Health nursing. This post provides the opportunity to gain a range of experience in a specialist area in a supportive learning environment. The field of Occupational Health offers diverse career choices, we will invest in and support your on-going professional development. Previous work delivering immunisation services within the Occupational Health / Public Health setting would be advantageous.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • The post holder will, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team, provide a full Occupational Health and Wellbeing nursing service, carrying out duties in line with agreed standard operating procedures and protocols, supporting the maintenance of Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) standards and acting in accordance with Trust values at all times.
  • To support the head of department in delivering high standard of service user care.
  • To undertake pre-employment health assessment for service users.
  • To assist in carrying out effective immunisation programmes and vaccination storage within Department of Health (DOH) and OH policy guidelines.
  • To provide a visible accessible and approachable presence within the clinical area providing and offering advice and support to all service users.
  • To maintain confidentiality and accurately record written entries.
  • To give appropriate advice following blood borne virus exposure incidents and ensure correct follow up action is completed.
  • To provide listening support to service users in an emotionally distressed state
  • Supporting the Trusts Influenza and Covid vaccination campaign

Please see person specification and Job description for further details

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Post Title: Occupational Health Nurse

Pay Band: 5

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location / Department: Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service, Newtown Road, Worcester

Accountable to: Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager

Reports to: Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager

Key Working Relationships: : Internal: All Trust managers and staff Other NHS Occupational Health and Wellbeing Services Nursing & Medical Directorate ICT Department Health and Safety Manager & Infection Control External: Other non NHS Organisations Clinical Commissioning Groups Finance and Information Department Planning and contracting.
Risk Assessment:
The post involves lone working, exposure to body fluids, VDU work and some manual handling i.e. carrying of equipment between sites and driving.

Job Purpose:

To support and contribute to the effective provision of a high quality Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service to the Trust and other public sector and private organisations.

To promote and maintain a systematic, holistic approach to occupational health and wellbeing provision, its implementation and evaluation.

To participate in identifying and maintaining a safe working environment and preventing ill health that may be associated with work.

The post holder would be able to gain experience and contribute by participating in the management of the service alongside more senior staff.

To work with private organisations and deliver high quality Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service within agreed service level specifications.

To contribute to an atmosphere conducive to learning, audit and the use of research based/best practice guidelines.

Key Duties:

To safely deliver allocated immunisation clinics at either the Working Well Centre Worcester or at the satellite clinics at Redditch, Kidderminster, or at various private company workplaces in and out of county.

To support colleagues in the co-ordination of the flu campaign.

To support colleagues in the co-ordination of projects relating to health and well-being promotion activities.

To attend meetings as an OH representative, where appropriate.

To undertake pre placement screening.

To be involved in work related Health Surveillance programmes, and other general medicals required by employers. This will include tests such as BMI calculation, B/P, Urinalysis, Vision Screening, Spirometry, Audiometry, HAVS, skin assessments and advice.

To attend training and administer vaccination programmes as per Written Instructions.

To perform Venepuncture as per Trust policy and attend regular updating sessions.

To provide advice and support to employees via telephone or face to face following needle-stick injury/violence/musculoskeletal injury / sickness absence.

To be involved in delivering health education programmes in response to the public health agenda.

To be fully aware of the workplace and its risks to health, visit areas as and when required and send appropriate reports to Managers.

To liaise with other professional departments within the Trust, and be involved in Outbreak follow up with Infection Control.

To respond to general telephone queries from staff and managers, providing advice and support e.g. follow up of needle-stick injury, musculoskeletal incidents, and to instigate necessary referrals as required to counsellor, physiotherapist. To bring to the attention of the senior nurse should there be situations that require further support.

Maintenance of individual health records and recall systems.

To participate in clinical audit.

To be able to conduct workstation assessments when appropriate, and provide report to manager with recommendations.

Maintenance of confidential individual electronic health records and recall systems.

Undertake any other similar duties in line with the key purpose of the job.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Registered general nurse with at least three years post-qualified clinical experience
  • Able to demonstrate experience of team working.
  • Able to take responsibility and work to competing deadlines and manage conflicting demands


Desirable

  • Previous experience within Occupational Health


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered general nurse
  • GCSE grade A to C in English and Maths


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Team working skills
  • Able to communicate at all levels both face to face, on the telephone and email
  • Good organisational skills and time management
  • Flexible to change in demands of service
  • Able to travel across sites as required


Skills / Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the role of Occupational Health
  • Venepuncture
  • Computer skills
  • Business awareness
  • Health education and promotion
  • Excellent customer care
  • Can demonstrate computer skills-competent with Microsoft office


Desirable

  • Working knowledge of OH law and relevant legislation


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

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C9365-24-0582

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