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Occupational Health Advisor / OHA - Sussex & Kent

West Sussex - Haywards Heath
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Confirmed hiring during COVID-19

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Health Advisor to be based at our clients site in Brighton, Haywards Heath, and Tunbridge Wells so you must have happy with an element of travel within this role. This is a full time role, where the successful applicant will be required to work 5 days (37.5 hours) per week between the hours of 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday.

The successful individual will work autonomously on-site to deliver the client service, helping to bring success to this contract and the Company.

The role breakdown is 5% Health Surveillance, 50% Case Management, 25% vaccinations/venepuncture clinics, 10% Pre-placement health questionnaires, 10% Needle Stick Injuries.

This is a great opportunity for a qualified individual to expand their skills and experience in a supportive team environment.

  • To provide expert, evidence based case management services for referrals relating to attendance, fitness for work and other requests for OH advice.
  • Provide professional, comprehensive and evidence based written reports.
  • Provide expert advice in respect of legislative requirements and best practice relating to OH
  • To evaluate the results of medicals and surveillance provided, and ensure that the correct advice in relation to fitness is communicated, escalating where clinically appropriate
  • To provide (where competent) other OH services where required such as vaccinations, travel health services, ergonomic advice, or health promotion for our clients
  • To provide clinical supervision and support other team members where relevant (such as OH Technicians)
  • To maintain valid and up to date registration with the NMC and comply with NMC guidelines in relation to professional issues, clinical supervision and continuous learning and development as a registered nurse
  • You should be proficient in the provision of:
    • Spirometry
    • Audiometry
    • General Medicals
    • Drug and Alcohol screening
    • Case Management
    • Fitness for role assessment


25 Days Holiday, Health Cash Plan, Perkbox

Essential Skills

  • Registration with NMC Part 1
  • Postgraduate qualification in Occupational Health Degree/Diploma
  • Meticulous written skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communicator with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Understanding of own competence, how this relates to practice and where to escalate/seek support to ensure safe practice
  • IT literacy and competence
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles and practice of data protection and confidentiality in OH
  • Excellent knowledge of occupational health and employment legislation
  • Case Management and provision of OH advice
  • General medicals and health surveillance
  • Flexible and hard working
  • Visible commitment to excellence in practice
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Negotiation and motivational skills, ability to accept and deliver constructive feedback

Desired Skills

  • Postgraduate qualification in Occupational Health Degree/Diploma recorded on Part 3 of the NMC register
  • Msc qualification in OH related field
  • Dual RN/RMN qualification
  • Ability to present
  • Teaching and training ability
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Knowledge of OH service delivery in a wide range of settings
  • Practice Teaching/Mentoring of OH students
  • Management of OH teams
  • Administration of vaccinations and travel health services
  • Advanced ergonomic advice


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