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Occupational Health Nurse Advisor, WRH

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
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 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.

We are looking for an occupational health nurse withat least 12 months Occupational Health experience in the NHS or private sector. You must possess excellent interpersonaland teamworking skills. You must have the ability be flexible, responsive and dynamic with motivation and commitment to continuous learning and development.

Main duties of the job

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.

Provide clear impartial advice to both managers and employees to optimise health and wellbeing at work, supporting the reduction in sickness absence and prevent work related ill health and injury.

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

To promote and implement workplace health and wellbeing initiatives.

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 nursing based research / evidence based rationale for clinical practice.

The service uses Cority Occupational Health software which supports all clinical functions.

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: Agenda for Change Band 6

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location / Department: Working Well Centre Newtown Road Worcester

Accountable to: Head of OH and Wellbeing Services

Reports to: Deputy Occupational Health Nurse Manager

Key Working Relationships:

All stakeholders Other NHS Occupational Health and Wellbeing Services, Other non NHS Organisations, Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Risk Assessment: Working with VDUs, some manual handling/repetitive tasks. Potential exposure to distressed and or verbally aggressive individuals. The role can be emotionally challenging at times.

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.

Provide clear impartial advice to both managers and employees to optimise health and wellbeing at work, supporting the reduction in sickness absence and prevent work related ill health and injury.

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

To promote and implement workplace health and wellbeing initiatives.

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 nursing based research / evidence based rationale for clinical practice.

Key Duties:

To work autonomously and independently and where appropriate to seek support and guidance in relation to more complex issues.

Undertake assessments and provide health at work advice to managers and staff following a referral during their employment. To inform managers of the findings within the defined department timescales and in line with confidentiality and consent requirements.

Provide effective case management by assessing employees fitness for work following long term sickness absence, frequent short term sickness absence, or where the employee is experiencing health or disability issues impacting upon them at work.

Offer advice on fitness for work, return to work plans, workplace adjustments and ill health retirement.

Deliver immunisations and vaccination clinics. This will include venepuncture and administering vaccinations.

Using the agreed Occupational Health procedures and guidance to undertake a risk assessment for staff who have sustained a blood or body fluid exposure incident and to advise on any appropriate course of treatment including the need for Post Exposure Prophylaxis. To inform staff of the source/recipient blood results and any implications to working practice.

Give Infection Prevention and Control Advise to staff and line managers, including contact tracing following staff exposure to infectious conditions.

To work in partnership with clients to identify health hazards through the risk assessment process and to support with the implement of health surveillance programmes where appropriate in line with government legislation and Working Well policy.

To regularly undertake the role of the Duty Nurse Adviser providing telephone advice to all contracted clients on any Occupational Health concern, which may include pre-placement health issues, health capability to work, infection control and blood and body fluid exposure incidents. To advise on more complex issues as required.

Participate in Health and Wellbeing initiatives.

Participate in the induction and training of new employees.

To record accurate and confidential occupational health information into staff records following all appointments and communication with the department.

Communication and relationship skills:

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team where everyone has an essential professional contribution to make to the delivery of the occupational health service.

You will develop good working relationships with our key stakeholders.

Planning and Organisational skills:

You will be expected to manage your time effectively when managing cases and clinics.

Analytical and judgement skills.

Client Care:

Prompt production of reports to support clients and managers.

Responsibilities for People or Training:

Ongoing training within the department and externally.

Supporting colleagues to develop their skills.

Mutual learning.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse on the NMC register
  • Evidence of relevant professional development
  • Post basic qualification at either diploma or degree level in Occupational Health or relevant subject, or working towards


Desirable

  • Registered nurse NMC Sub part 3 BSc SCPHN OH
  • Diploma in OH nursing
  • NEBOSH qualification
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Relevant health promotion qualification
  • Relevant management qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial post registration experience in general nursing
  • Substantial Occupational Health experience
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Experience of coordinating clinics and service requirements


Desirable

  • NHS Occupational Health experience


Skills / Knowledge

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues including NHS /DH /HSE legislation
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Awareness of changes within the Occupational Health speciality
  • Ability to assess clients presenting to Occupational Health, plan and provide specialist advice dependent upon their particular health care need and work related issues
  • Experience of undertaking audit or nursing research
  • Supervisory experience of junior members of a team
  • Knowledge of the health and Wellbeing agenda
  • Ability to be able to decide how best to achieve expected results, whilst acting within clearly defined policies/ procedures and codes of conduct.
  • Willingness to travel and work across site as required.
  • Ability to carry out CPR
  • Excellent IT skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Desirable

  • Presentation skills
  • Venepuncture skills
  • Immunisation skills
  • Spirometry skills


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to energise and engage self and others
  • Evidence of practicing the WAHT Values and Behaviours


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

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C9365-24-0651

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