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Lead Occupational Health Advisor - North Bristol

Lead Occupational Health Advisor - North Bristol

OH Medical is currently seeking a Lead Occupational Health Advisor based in North Bristol. This is a full time permanent position joining a market leading Occupational business. We are looking for a commercially adept, experienced Occupational Health Advisor who is passionate about occupational health and is looking to progress their career

The Remit:

  • Provide specialist occupational health advice and support to line managers and HR managers

  • Preparation of occupational health policies, standards and procedures in liaison with clinical governance

  • Regular liaison with designated client personnel and presence at client meetings and events

  • Monitor referrals through collation, analysis and interpretation of health-related data e.g. sickness absence referrals

  • Understand client processes and procedures Day to day leadership and direction of contract teams to deliver the following client service effectively in line with contractual agreements:

  • Review pre-placement health assessment questionnaires within agreed timescales and advise whether the applicant is suitably fit for employment, along with any recommended workplace adjustments. Where necessary obtain medical reports and arrange referral to an independent medical specialist

  • Provide managers with occupational health advice on short and long term sickness absence cases, outlining in detail rehabilitation and redeployment options where appropriate

  • Proactive case management of frequent, short term and long-term absences providing prompt intervention in instances of: work related, muscular-skeletal and psychological stress cases

  • Where it has been identified perform health surveillance and fitness for work health screening

  • Provide annual health promotion campaigns focusing on the client’s needs

  • Where appropriate provide advice on health-related Health & Safety legislation including First Aid at Work and Display Screen Equipment implementing occupational health programmes when required Audit activity as agreed with Clinical Performance Manager


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to be able to confidently liaise with senior management, HR and employees throughout the contract

  • OH Qualification

  • Driving licence

  • HAVS level 3 (desirable)

  • Good organisational skills both to manage own workload and the workflow within the OH team

  • Experience in complex case management

  • Problem-solving skills to devise workable solutions to the occupational health issues identified

Please contact James Baron or the team on 01582 235500 to discuss in confidence. 

OH Medical is a specialist recruitment consultancy within the Occupational Health sector. We recruit permanent and agency Occupational Health staff nationwide.