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Occupational Health Nurse - Plymouth

Occupational Health Nurse - Plymouth

  • Location:

    Plymouth

  • Sector:

    Occupational Health Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £34,000 - £36,000 + Fantastic Benefits Package

  • Contact:

    James Baron

  • Contact email:

    james@ohmedical.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01582 235500

  • Job ref:

    JB638

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-09

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

OH Medical is currently seeking an Occupational Health Nurse to work at our client's site based on the Royal Naval Dockyard in Plymouth. You will be registered nurse, ideally with previous experience in A&E department or working in the engineering, heavy industry or construction. The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours per day to be worked between the hours of 7.30am-4.00pm Monday-Thursday and 7.30am-3.00pm on Friday. The role breakdown is 70% safety critical medical, Health Surveillance inc Drug and Alcohol testing and 30% walk in clinics / OH advice.

Main duties of the role include:

  • To provide a full OH/Treatment service in line with the client contract including consultation, clinical assessment & treatment, advice, education, medical assessments and D&A testing where appropriate and in accordance with patient group directives and departmental protocols.

  • To provide professional advice, support and guidance to the client and wider multidisciplinary team.

  • To assess clients presenting to Occupational Health providing sound clinical advice and treatment.

  • To assess client’s fitness to work for the appropriate job role in line with policies and guidelines and issue appropriate fitness certificates.

  • To write letters to GP/Specialists in line with the Access to Medical Reports Act and Data Protection Act.

  • To provide clinical assessment of clients presenting with minor illness and injury.

  • To maintain appropriate records in line with departmental protocols on record keeping.

  • To provide health surveillance in accordance with current legislation and in line with policies and guidelines.

  • To provide clinical support to the first aid provision on site.

  • To assist in the provision of health promotion and wellbeing on site.

  • To maintain valid and up to date registration with the NMC and comply with NMC guidelines in relation to professional issues and clinical supervision

  • To maintain working knowledge of policies and procedures and adopt these accordingly

  • To maintain a flexible approach to the role according to professional and service needs.

Essential Skills:

  • Registered general nurse or qualification in adult nursing

  • Knowledge of how health conditions may impact on ability to carry out safety critical roles in engineering / construction industry.

  • Have up to date technical skills to perform health surveillance and interpret results.

  • Be able to provide, accurate and contemporaneous notes.

  • Able to write clear and concise reports and letters to Managers and health professionals.

  • Manager own diary with limited supervision to provide the maximum number of appointments and outputs to the client.

Please contact James Baron or Ben Higgins on 01582 235500 to discuss in confidence.