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Occupational Health Advisor

Job Description

Occupational Health Advisor

£36,000 to £38,000 per Annum


This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a leading Occupational Health company delivering the OH remit to an organisation in the Preston area.

You will receive all the training you need to ensure that you can develop and grown with the company, providing you with opportunities for career development.

About the Role

We are looking for a genuine team player who can work alongside a team of experts and industry professionals. You will receive all the support you need from our senior management team as we work together to bring success to this department and the company as a whole.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Health Advisor to join us on our team, the successful candidate will be required to deliver the full OH remit, including;

  • Health Surveillance
  • Case Management
  • Drug and Alcohol testing
  • Consultation
  • Medical assessments.

Main duties will include:

  • To provide appropriate expert, timely (reactive and proactive), effective and practicable advice to managers, staff and Human Resources in respect of OH related issues.
  • Provide expert advice in respect of legislative requirements and best practice relating to OH function.
  • To assess new clients presenting to Occupational Health whether in person or by written referral and initiate management of case.
  • To assess clients fitness to work for the appropriate job role in line with DHC policies and guidelines and issue appropriate fitness certificates to the line manager, client and file copy.
  • Develop and implement effective communication mechanisms, as directed, between the OH provision, managers, staff and colleagues in Human Resources.
  • To write letters to GP/Specialists in line with the Access to Medical reports Act and Data Protection Act.
  • To respond to client/manager's requests for support/information on the working environment.
  • To maintain appropriate records in line with departmental protocols on record keeping
  • To provide health surveillance in accordance with current legislation. Undertake a wider range of clinical activities by ensuring appropriate training, updating and monitoring of relevant training programmes. In line with DHC policies and guidelines.
  • To provide positive, professional, accountable practice to ensure the advancement of nursing practice and the role of Occupational Health within DHC.
  • To work with the OH manager to review the Nursing skill mix and to develop and support ongoing recruitment.

Essential Requirements:

  • Registration with NMC Part 1
  • Significant experience of working in an OHS environment in a nursing/advisory capacity, across a range of OHS activities
  • Candidates must be able to drive and there are on-site parking facilities available
  • Evidence of an up to date knowledge base of professional and specialist issues
  • Sound educational background, including a good standard of numeracy and written English.

Candidates must:

  • Be Innovative and adaptable, with strong leadership and management skills
  • Have the ability to work effectively independently and also within a team framework
  • Be IT literate
  • Demonstrate a self-motivated and proactive approach to work
  • Be aware of own limitations
  • Understand and support a flexible approach to team working
  • Have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Desirable Requirements:

Ideally candidates will be OH qualified, however, if you are able to demonstrate the full OH remit with robust experience (without the qualification), you will also be considered for the OHA positions.

For more information and or to apply please call Lydia Robinson on 01489 774207 and or email