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Occupational Health Nurse

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year P.a pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
To work within a team of Occupational Health professionals providing a high quality needs based Occupational Health service to all contracted clients. The nature of the job will occasionally require the post holder to travel off site, often with equipment so independent mobility throughout East Anglia is essential.

Main duties of the job

  • Using Clinical knowledge/expertise, to provide a high standard of skilled care to service users.
  • To assist in maintaining KPI's for the trust and external businesses though dailyISQ/2QHD clearances.
  • To take responsibility for the provision of clinics for NHS staff and external business clients who require appointments for routine and ongoing health surveillance under the HSE, COSHH
  • Undertake immunisations as per staff immunisation and screening policy and departmental
  • PGD's
  • Undertake venepuncture, check and interpret blood results and follow up on/discuss unusual or abnormal results with the shift charge, nurse manager, senior lead nurse or duty doctor
  • To inform NHS staff and external business clients of results and any implications on working practice.
  • To ensure due regard is to given customs, and spiritual beliefs of patients values carers and their relatives.
  • To role model and promote effective communication within the multi-professional team.
  • To be a willing participant in improving and maintaining an excellent service to ensure the needs of the working population are met
  • To assess an individual's immunity to certain diseases and where appropriate give advice, administer immunisations or request tests consistent with current Occupational Health procedures and Department of Health guidelines.
  • To refer employees to appropriate services in a timely manner.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values ofTogether - Safe, Kind, Excellentsupport the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

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Closing date is midnight on 7th July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 17th July 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC on part one or two of the register.


  • Evidence of continuing professional development and its application.
  • Previous knowledge of immunisation and infection screening.



  • Proven clinical practice.
  • Experience of utilising reflective practice.


  • Experience of mentoring junior staff.
  • Experience of teaching junior staff.
  • Experience of shift: shift ward management in absence of senior colleagues.
  • Clinical supervision.
  • Previous nursing experience of working in Occupational Health or giving immunisations.



  • NMC Code of Conduct and guidelines of professional practice.
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area.
  • Health and Safety awareness.
  • Quality issues and Clinical Governance.
  • Awareness of Trust and Ward/Department policies.
  • Awareness of need to demonstrate a professional appearance and behaviour.


  • Awareness of risk management procedure.
  • An understanding of the professional nursing agenda.
  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS.
  • Understanding of Occupational Health in the NHS, and its role in providing services to business.



  • Proven verbal and written communication.
  • Skills with all members of the healthcare team, colleagues, patients and relatives.1
  • Practical application of Trust documentation standards.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to take initiative when required and liaise with the appropriate manager.
  • Maintenance of confidentiality.
  • Identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Time management.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload.
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues and clients cultural and emotional needs.
  • Able to remain calm and work effectively in pressured situations.
  • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops.


  • Ability to achieve competency in Trust computer systems.
  • Ability to induct and orientate new staff to clinical area and to identify the key learning needs of less experienced staff.
  • Practical skills teaching.
  • Able to demonstrate practical application of health and safety in relation to acuity and patient/nurse ratio.
  • Effective management of equipment and Resources.
  • Able to contribute to the development of departmental standard operating procedures and Trust policies and procedures.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • The following hazards are associated with this job role: Direct contact with clients, manual handling, exposure to skin irritants and be independently mobile throughout East Anglia.


  • Has a full UK driving license and is confident to travel to external businesses.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital - Division F

Hills Road



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