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Senior Specialist Practitioner

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust Occupational Health Service is looking to recruit a Senior Specialist Practitioner to be responsible for undertaking the role of Senior Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health to manage the allocation of work for the Specialist Practitioners and Clinic Nurses. Demonstrating leadership to the Occupational Health team and across the range of client contracts.

You should be proficient in providing information and advice on occupational health issues, underpinned by good communication skills, to employees and employers, utilising the multidisciplinary OH team, external organisations, GPs, and other health professionals on:
  • Sickness absence, ill health referrals
  • Infection control
  • Management of blood and body fluid incidences
  • Ability to interpret Health and Safety legislation and advise on appropriate health surveillance, and best practice for employers and employees.

To adhere to the standards of proficiency for specialist community and public health nurses.

There is the need to work flexibly and provide cover for colleagues across the occupational health service which has is based at Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals.

There is a need to travel to alternative sites for one to ones and clinical supervision, and consideration to the service delivery of a number of clinics which are scheduled off site.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide autonomous leadership within specific areas of work in conjunction with, Head of Service and OH consultant
  • Participate and supervise the training development of students, clinic nurses, technicians and others within the department.
  • Maintain a high professional standard while representing ESNEFT Occupational Health to clients and adhere to the NMC Standards for Conduct Performance and Ethics.

Service Delivery and Improvement
  • Delivering training & educational programme to both, ESNEFT Occupational clients and members of the occupational health team.
  • Undertake new starter screening/assessments/management referrals/self-referrals/duty nurse and other routine clinics.
  • Organise own workload and provide support to physicians and senior nurses
  • Actively participate in the development of ESNEFT Occupational Health policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols.
  • Participate on the implementation and development of new and existing Occupational Health services with the Occupational Health team
  • Keep up-to-date with current best practice in Occupational Health by personal study/training and resources within the department. Ensuring information is disseminated throughout the team.
  • Work in conjunction with the multidisciplinary occupational health team to achieve smooth running of department

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • SCPHN - Part 3 register


  • Teaching/Clinical Supervision Qualification
  • H& S qualifications i.e. NEBOSH or HAVS
  • Business and or Management qualification



  • Experience of working autonomously in a busy multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience of managing busy clinics without direct supervision.
  • Ability to manage and delegate effectively a team
  • Ability to assess and plan care for individuals and groups in line with NICE guidelines as DOH guidance as well as H& S legislation


  • Experience of working in a commercial environment
  • Ability to liaise with contract managers
  • Workplace visits and supervision of clinic nurses/technicians

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester General Hospital

Turner Road



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