Kent Occupational Health Practice Nurse OHPN United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.
***Grade: Occupational Health Practice Nurse
***Speciality: Occupational Health
***Location: Kent United Kingdom
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent
***Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £21,909 to £28,462)
***Start Date: Flexible
***NMC Registration Required (Nursing & Midwifery Council) Essential
- To deliver the ongoing provision of a high quality, comprehensive occupational health service as part of the Occupational Health Service (OHS) to internal and external customers.
- To work flexibly within any of the organisations who purchase a service from OHS as directed by the Clinical Nurse Specialist and provide support according to service needs.
- To promote health and wellbeing in the workplace in line with OHS health and wellbeing agenda
- To practice in accordance with NMC Codes, statutory requirements and the Trust’s Vision for Nursing based in Kent
Key Working Relationships
Head of Staff Support & Counselling Service
Business & Clinical Support Manager
Occupational Consultant and doctors
Occupational Health Nurse Manager
Admin Services Manager and Team
Human Resources Teams of service users and business clients
Department Managers of service users
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Occupational Health Advisers and Practice Nurses
Control of Infection
Key Results & Principal Duties / Responsibilities
- Work under guidance of established protocols and procedures. Use own initiative to deal with routine and non-routine issues and identify when appropriate to refer to occupational health adviser or occupational physician.
- Participate in the fulfilment of occupational health contracts which will involve working remotely off site in other work areas and include carrying equipment, drugs and laboratory specimens.
- Work autonomously with minimal supervision. Take responsibility for equipment and own safety in line with Trust Lone Worker Policy.
- Establish and maintain communication with people at all levels, including department managers and employees about routine and daily activities overcoming any differences in communication between the people involved.
- Maintain written / electronic records contemporaneously of all occupational health activities undertaken.
- To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate health surveillance and immunisation and screening programmes.
- Undertake paper and face to face health assessments and inform manager or Human Resources as appropriate of outcomes or potential delays.
- Work within the requirements of national advisory bodies such i.e. Department of Health, Public Health England and National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
- Undertake venepuncture as appropriate. Analyse and interpret blood test results, update written and electronic records, notify person appropriately if further action is required and inform the Trust of health care worker’s fitness to undertake exposure prone procedures.
- To co-ordinate health and wellbeing activities and promote health and well-being to employees.
- Undertake drug and alcohol screening at the request of the occupational health physician
- Arrange onward referral to occupational adviser, occupational physician or other professional as appropriate.
- Manage inoculation injuries and contamination incidents.
- To practice in accordance with NMC Codes and Standards.
- To contribute to the development of professional knowledge and skills of other staff within the team.
- To develop own knowledge and practice by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn including participation in clinical supervision.
- To assist with developing the financial awareness within the team so that individual staff contribute to the efficient use of resources.
- To ensure own activity is recorded for management reporting and invoicing purposes
- To contribute to the monitoring and control of the use of resources within budgetary limits.
- To contribute to the analysis of staffing requirements against workload activity.
- To contribute to the monitoring of standard of service in line with SEQOHS accreditation
- To contribute to the implementation of action plans to improve patient care standards and services.
- To contribute to the implementation of improvements to working methods and practices.
- To participate in and contribute to changes and improvements within occupational health and the Trust.
- Participate in audit, research and internal education programme.
- To contribute to policy development
- To contribute to the collection, recording and storage of information.
- To make use of relevant information in decision making, problem solving and care management.
- Manage allocated reports and inform clinical nurse specialist / data manager of any areas of concern that need to be addressed.
- To take part in regular performance appraisal
- To undertake any training required in order to maintain competency including mandatory training, i.e. Fire, Manual Handling
- To contribute to and work within a safe working environment
- The post holder is expected to comply with Trust Infection Control Policies and conduct him/herself at all times in such a manner as to minimise the risk of healthcare associated infection.
- To undertake any other duties commensurate with the role
This job description is an indication of the type and range of tasks that are expected of the post holder – it should be used as a guideline only. It will be reviewed and amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder to take account of changing organisational need.
****Good knowledge of health and wellbeing
****Knowledge of employment law relevant to occupational health
**** Reliable and self-motivated
****Ability to manage own workload and act on own initiative and to work autonomously
**** Registered Nurse on the NMC register
**** Minimum of 2 years’ experience within Occupational Health
****Good team player
****Excellent interpersonal skills
****Adaptable to change
**** Full UK Driving License
****Clear understanding & application of the principles of professional accountability and confidentiality within specialist field.
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