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Occupational Health Advisor

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Occupational Health Advisor

Department: Staff Health & Wellbeing

Band 6

Hours: 30hrs per week. All MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Are you ready to embark on an incredible career opportunity at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH)? Are you looking to take the next step and develop your skills?

Do you have excellent clinical and communication skills and have a real passion about delivering high-quality Occupational Health and Wellbeing services. If so, this role is perfect for you!

Here at MKUH, we genuinely care about our colleagues and strive to create a safe engaging environment that values all unique skillsets and their contributions.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative Occupational Health Advisor, to support the Staff Health and Wellbeing team with the co-ordination, provision and delivery of an effective high quality Occupational Health and Wellbeing services to the staff here at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

As an Occupational Health Nurse Advisor, you will be able to provide specialist guidance and support to managers and staff, in accordance with national legislation and local policies and procedures.

You will be required to work independently but also enjoy working in a diverse multi-disciplinary team, providing support and guidance to more junior members of the team.

Interviews to be held 31st July 2024.

Main duties of the job

You will actively participate in the delivery of a professional pro-active employee health and wellbeing service for staff at MKUH and external organisations whilst being involved with the wider team to help make continual service improvements.

Knowledge and experience of Occupational Health and an interest in all aspects of a holistic wellbeing are an integral part of this role.

As a department we are committed to your personal and professional development, and we actively encourage staff to access internal and external courses to support their development.

The department is currently undergoing SEQOSH accreditation, and it is an exciting time to come on board and be part of helping the service to achieve and maintain accreditation.

About us

Don't meet every single requirement? We know our Job Description and Specifications can be long and wordy. Studies have shown that woman and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.

MKUH is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you are excited about this job and you meet our Trust values, but you feel your past experience doesn't quite align perfectly with every part of the JD and Person Specific, apply anyway or drop us an email to discuss the role further.

MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023)

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Undertake pre-employment health assessment/triage and advise on health and fitness to work of all grades of staff, in particular where there may be concerns about the impact on work on the employees health, or their fitness to carry out the job. To advise management/HR as and when appropriate and assist with the placement of employees with health conditions, referring to the Senior Practitioners where necessary.

Provide effective and efficient case management through monitoring the progress of clients under your care and maintaining communication with their managers, human resources, their GP or specialist.

Undertake assessments of fitness to work with recommendations for adjustments/ restrictions to the workplace in accordance with the Equality Act (2010). Assessing the need for further information from GP, specialists, or previous employer.

Participate in all aspects of health and wellbeing provision, collect, record and store data correctly, ensuring the utilisation of departmental and Trust IT systems.

Contribute to the improvement of the health of all staff through development/delivery of health promotion activities including fairs, induction talks, participation in management training, and lifestyle screening where appropriate, delivering preventive education to managers and staff.

To ensure that all data regarding blood tests and immunisations are accurately recorded on the OH system, that staff are informed of any outstanding screening or immunisations and provided with information regarding their immunisations and bloods tests when requested.

Undertake health surveillance of staff groups exposed to hazardous substances in accordance with HSE requirements ensuring that completed surveillance results are relayed to the relevant department/manager.

Maximise opportunities for health education/promotion, targeting key identified hot spots within the Trust.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Occupational Health Nurse (Degree or Diploma)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Registered (or eligible for entry) on part 3 of the NMC register
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and implementation



  • 2 years' experience at band 5/6 in an Occupational Health setting
  • Experience of case management, undertaking fitness to work health assessments and health surveillance
  • Experience of delivering health and wellbeing initiatives including annual flu campaign
  • Experience of dealing with senior clinicians, managers and staff
  • Experience of working with confidential information
  • Experience of managing own caseload and working to tight deadlines
  • A basic understanding of audit and quality assurance
  • Experience of infection control issues in relation to OH such as immunization schedules and infectious disease contact tracing


  • 5 years post registration experience in a variety of clinical settings
  • Experience in an NHS setting
  • Experience of working with external clients
  • Knowledge of national issues around OH



  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
  • Able to communicate well at all levels, developing interpersonal relationships with colleagues within the Trust
  • Venepuncture and immunisation skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritise workloads effectively


  • Counselling skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to produce clear, concise written reports

Personal and people development


  • Acts in ways that support our values, promotes equality, diversity and belonging.
  • Respectful and professional
  • Resilient and able to ask for help and support.
  • Self-aware, understands influence of self on others.
  • Committed to developing their own skills



  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a hybrid team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Occ.Health - Acute/Community (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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