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Occupational Health Clinic Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to join the Occupational Health Shared Service providing a front line service to the staff at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

You will be a key part of a small team, an excellent communicator, organised and with a flexible team working approach. You must be confident to work on your own initiative, sometimes alone, but within a supportive team structure. Responsibilities will include daily organisation and running of screening, vaccination and lifestyle clinics for staff involvement with local health and well being related campaigns. Willingness to liaise with other specialities as required. Although the main base will be at UHCW, a willingness to work flexibly is key in support of the wider team in the provision of the Shared Service. OH experience is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

Please note this post is not suitable for applicants who are required to undertake the OSCE training programme. Applicants who do not have current valid UK NMC registration will not be considered for this post.

Main duties of the job

To deliver full client centred pre-employment and vaccination OH clinic service to clients and customers of the Occupational health shared service (OHSS) maintaining client contact as needed and referring on, or following up where appropriate.

Undertake health surveillance work in accordance with the needs of all contracts (internal and external). This will require travel to external contract sites across Coventry and Warwickshire.

To support the wider multidisciplinary OH team in assisting in the delivery of health and wellbeing campaign days and lifestyle screening as part of the wider health and wellbeing agenda for Trust staff.

Experience in venepuncture and vaccine administration is sought where possible but training will be given if you do not have this.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Act professionally, developing the role of the nurse in the best interests of the client and the public in accordance with professional regulations and Trust policy.
  • Manage a delegated clinic caseload and assess, plan, deliver and evaluate programmes of care referring to a senior advisor as necessary.
  • Promote a client-focused, multi-professional approach to care in collaboration with the client, healthcare professionals and other agencies, ensuring that clinics run to meet the needs of the client group.
  • In conjunction with the team, ensure that clinical practice guidelines and standards of care are developed, implemented and audited in order to maintain high standards of patient care.
  • Ensure vaccines are available and stored according to agreed protocol using Patient Group Directions (PGDs) to deliver immunisation/vaccination and treatment programmes in accordance with Occupational Health Department policies and procedures, identifying situations where the PGD cannot be used and referring to the Principal Occupational Health Practitioner for advice.
  • Participate in the improvement of the general health of all staff through involvement in health promotion activities/initiatives, under the direction of the Principal OH Practitioner.
  • Provide first contact support to staff experiencing difficult/distressing situations e.g. employees facing personal difficulties. Referring to a Senior Practitioner as appropriate.
  • Participate in all nurse duties including initial health needs assessment by questionnaire, serology results.
  • Assist in incident management at work and recommend A& E, GP or return to work, under supervision of a senior practitioner. Ensure records are completed as required. Inform manager & risk management where RIDDOR report needs to be made.
  • Utilise departmental and Trust IT systems to ensure accurate and timely client, workforce and data available.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of service standards, patient group directions, protocols, policies and procedures covering all aspects of best occupational health practice.
  • Promote and maintain accurate and comprehensive patient records in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council guidance and ensure appropriate verbal hand over to a Senior OH Practitioner.
  • Participate in clinical and departmental/organisational audit and research studies as appropriate.
  • Identify to a Senior OH Practitioner circumstances where breach of confidentiality may be warranted to inform Trust management where an employee or patients safety is at risk.
  • Report to the Senior OH Practitioner on all professional matters, seeking advice as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other activities as requested which are commensurate with this job description.
  • Undertake health surveillance for all contracts.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

    Person Specification

    Qualification /Training

    Essential

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    Experience

    Essential

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    Knowledge

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    Skills & Abilities

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

    Address

    University Hospital Coventry

    Clifford Bridge Road

    Coventry

    CV2 2DX

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    218-NM-B5-6462852

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