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Occupational Health Nurse Advisor

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Carmarthen
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced Occupational Health Nurse Advisors to join our expanding Occupational health Service.

We believe it to be a hard working but friendly, supportive and nurturing environment, with many established and experienced practitioners.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment.

There is a blend of both home and office working involved in this role.

Interviews are to be held on 4/7/24

Main duties of the job

The role requires the applicant to work as an experienced occupational health nurse and to contribute to the leadership, education and management of the junior members of the nursing and administrative team.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the use of evidence-based practice and be proactive in managing change. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, together with a readiness to innovate and develop nursing within a team approach.

The post holders will ideally hold an occupational health qualification or significant experience in this area, as the successful applicant will be a key team member within the service with a diverse clinical caseload of providing attendance management advice and health clearance on employment. Overseeing the health surveillance programme and supporting both administrative and junior team members in the day to day running of the service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (Six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • RN Level 1
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of professional development to postgraduate diploma level or equivalent experience


Desirable

  • Occupational health qualification, degree level (or willing to work towards)
  • Teaching and assessing module
  • Counselling skills/qualification
  • Health and Safety qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Occupational health experience
  • Relevant Band 5 experience
  • Experience in a range of settings providing general nursing care and that which requires an autonomous practitioner


Desirable

  • Experience of case management for staff absent due to sickness absence
  • Experience of developing and maintaining health surveillance programmes
  • Experience of undertaking workplace medicals
  • Experience of assessing individual's fitness for role


Language skills

Desirable

  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road

Carmarthen

SA31 2AF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-NMR229-0624

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