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Occupational Health Advisor

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to invite applications for a full time Occupational Health Nurse Advisor post.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for you to become part of our friendly Occupational Health team to provide both site-based and Trust wide Occupational Health services.

The successful applicant will be required to have a broad clinical experience and be committed to a career in Occupational Health. This exciting opportunity will promise a pleasant and supportive working environment in exchange for a self motivated team member with the necessary experience, passion and drive.

In return for your commitment and dedication, we will offer you a comprehensive induction programme, access to training opportunities, within the specialism of Occupational Health and be part of a dynamic team.

Main duties of the job

The SEQOHS accredited Occupational Health team is multidisciplinary and work hard to provide an excellent service to all employees in the Trust and other commercial and public sector clients. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and personal organisation.

The key elements of this role are to deliver the full remit of occupational health, including participation in health surveillance programmes. To undertake a comprehensive assessment of clients including those with diverse or complex presentations using clinical reasoning skills. Undertake assessments and provide health at work advice to management for potential staff following an offer of employment.

Recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive client centred objectives and plans for clients referred to the occupational health department.

To undertake Management referrals, health surveillance, immunisations, in line with current protocols and advise clients and managers of outcomes, referring/liaising with appropriate agencies where necessary (e.g. OH physician, GP)

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrates highly developed specialist knowledge across the spectrum of Occupational Health
  • Knowledge and experience of contributing to and effectively implementing the Nursing Strategy
  • Maintain an appropriate repertoire of Occupational Health knowledge and clinical skill with well-developed leadership, influencing skills and the ability to enthuse, motivate
  • Proficient in the use of basic IT programmes, e.g. Word/ Outlook / Excel/can adapt to new OH systems e.g. Cority



  • Leadership Development and/or Management, or equivalent experience
  • Teaching / training qualification
  • Registered nurse/midwife
  • Evidence of recent relevant continual professional development


  • Specialist qualification in Occupational Health: minimum degree level, desirable but not essential



  • Significant post registration experience in Occupational Health within the NHS.
  • Experience of research and development in practice
  • Recent experience and evidence of a track record of effective management of change.
  • Experience of training and facilitating staff and practice development in a variety of settings, with individuals, small and large groups
  • People management

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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