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Trainee Occupational Health Nurse Adviser

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an NMC (UK) Registered Nurse with post qualification experience who is seeking a career in Occupational Health. The post holder will receive training on the job, and will also have the opportunity to gain their diploma in Occupational Health Practice. Once competencies and training are successfully completed, the post holder will progress to band 6.

The post holder will work 4 days per week 9am - 5pm. This will include Fridays, as well as 3 other set days between Monday & Thursday, TBA.

Occupational Health is an established team based a short walk from Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Essential requirements
  • RGN with post qualification experience.
  • Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the speciality of Occupational Health.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to produce high quality typed reports.
  • Proficient computer skills (word, excel, databases).
  • Good organisational, planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritise workload and work. autonomously

  • Experience of working in an autonomous role either in nursing (e.g. practice nursing, nurse specialist) or outside of healthcare in another field.
  • Competent in venepuncture.
  • Vaccination experience.
  • Occupational Health experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be trained to undertake a wide range of OH Services including:

Health clearance assessments based on Department of Health guidance and local policy

Assessment of fitness for work and provision of advice to Trust managers and staff

Assessment of sharps injuries

Health surveillance

Undertaking clinical audits

Workplace vaccinations and blood tests

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please refer to the job description and person specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with NMC (UK) registration and post qualification experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills (word, excel, databases, Teams)
  • Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the speciality of Occupational Health


  • Experience of working in an autonomous role
  • Venepuncture
  • Adminstration of vaccinations
  • Occupational Health experience

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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