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Occupational Health Screening Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Location
Bristol
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a member of the occupational health team, you will be required to provide an occupational health surveillance, screening, telephone advice and immunisation service under the direction of the Nurse specialist/Lead Nurse, having freedom to act within the policies and practice of the Partnership. You will provide a service of excellence, which is primarily responsible for meeting the needs of Trust employees, but also external contracts from both the private and public sector.

You will embrace the flexibilities of working opportunities with the Partnership and the work experiences of varied responsibilities of the post.

You will apply specialist knowledge and skills to undertake delivery of a clinical service and other varied responsibilities of the post.

You will always maintain confidentiality.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To carry out the following using the skills and knowledge gained after appropriate training, assessment, experience and abiding by Partnership processes, Trust policies, Patient Group Directives and service level agreements: -

Occupational immunisation programmes

To maintain and the promotion of occupational immunisations.

Venepuncture

To undertake venepuncture after appropriate training, assessment and experience in relation to a variety of clinical/client needs

Management of Contaminated Sharps Injuries, Bodily Fluid Exposure

To advise employees following contaminated sharps injury or bodily fluid exposure, undertaking a risk assessment and advising on the appropriate action in line with Partnership protocols.

Health surveillance programmes

To participate in health surveillance programmes after appropriate training and experience, for both NHS and external contracts, in line with HSE regulation and guidance, Trust Policy and Partnership processes.

Screening programmes

To participate in screening programs for both NHS and external contracts, in line with Partnership processes, Trust policies and other related legislation and guidance after appropriate training has been given.

Pre Placement Assessments

To undertake Health @ Work assessment in line with partnership policies DOH Guidance SOP's Training competency booklets , under the supervision of an OH Nurse Specialist, Lead Nurse or Consultant Occupational Physician

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Current and valid UK registration


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Extensive years of post-registration experience
  • Experience of working in the NHS


Desirable

  • Previous screening nurse experience
  • Community treatment room experience


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team remaining flexible and adaptable in all situations
  • Mobile for travel within partnership and Non-NHS Contracts - car owner driver or access to a car
  • Excellent communication skills


Desirable

  • Working knowledge of IT systems i.e. Word/Excel/Outlook


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

Avon Partnership Occupational Health Service

Whitefriars Centre, Lewins Mead

Bristol

BS1 2NT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

387-TS-6784-CG

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