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Occupational Health Nurse

Employer
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Dudley
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder is required to assist the Occupational Health (OH) Team Lead and Senior Occupational Health Advisor (SOHA), to provide an onsite specialist Occupational Health Service to all Trust Staff and, when relevant, to associated external customers.The post holder will be responsible for assisting with health surveillance, pre-employment screening, immediate and follow up care after sharps / splash injuries, advice to staff on relevant immunisations health promotion and other work-related health advice that may be required.This role requires a pro-active relationship with other departments within the Trust. The post holder will promote Occupational Health Policies and encourage adherence to Occupational Health procedures, e.g., needlestick policies and safe working practices.

Main duties of the job

o To assist in the provision of a confidential and ethical service to all Trust employees.o To help provide a comprehensive pre-employment health assessment service, assessing the fitness for employment of all potential employees of the Trust and when required, those of external contracts.o To recognise where referral is required because of health surveillance results and escalate for follow up care as appropriate.o In association with other trained occupational health staff, to carry out assessments ofemployees' fitness to work.o To provide all necessary immunisations and tests as directed by the OH Consultant and OHTeam lead/Service Lead and to ensure that staff are recalled to the department as necessary.

About us

Here at the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high-quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment that aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring, and effective services because people matter.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To carry out pre-employment screening and testing of EPP staff. This includes pre-testcounselling for Hepatitis C & HIV. To ensure that accurate staff health data is entered onto the Occupational Healthcomputerised database (COHORT). To carry out venepuncture as needed To assess needlestick injuries and splash incidents and under guidance from the Senior OH Advisor to provide immediate and follow up care To advise the OH Team Lead and Occupational Health Administrator of any necessary material resources required for the department Responsible for stock check of vaccines and daily fridge temperature checks To carry out workstation assessments where medically indicated, and make recommendations for any changes in working practice or equipment purchase If required by the OH Team Lead/Service Lead to represent the department at meetings both within the Trust and externally. To work with other Occupational Health staff and the Infection Control Department to provide the best possible care in the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease or other major health alert. To be competent in core vaccination schedules and PGDs for Hepatitis B, MMR, Pertussis, TB, Prep requirement and HIV exposure risk awareness.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC qualified


Desirable

  • Previous OH experience


Experience

Essential

  • experience in an acute hospital setting


Communication

Essential

  • Demonstrate clear and effective verbal and written communication skills


Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Russell's Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road

Dudley

DY1 2HQ

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253-0524-6227516

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