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Occupational Health Nurse Adviser

Job Description

The Whittington Hospital has been rated twentieth in the second annual Healthcare 100 awards, which recognises the top employers in healthcare. For further information on the award, please click on 'Top UK employers' link below.




Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.

* The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.
* Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job.
* Interview arrangements will be communicated via email so please check your email regularly following the closing date
* In submitting an application form, you authorise Whittington Health NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Occupational Health Nurse Advisor - Band 6
We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and experienced Occupational Health (OH) Nurse Advisor to join Whittington Health an established and SEQHOS accredited OH Service. The role will based at our new community site Tynemouth Road Health Centre, Tottenham.
The post offers diversity and an opportunity to gain Occupational Health management experience in this expanding department, which has a very good reputation and relationship with the Trust.
You will be working in a team who provide Occupational Health services to the NHS, Local authority and external businesses. You will have a positive attitude towards the health and well-being of employees and must have excellent case management and report writing skills.
Your Responsibilities will include providing telephone health related advice to managers, Health Surveillance, immunisations, management referrals, providing written reports and advice to managers, mini health checks and health promotion activities
You will have line management supervision but will be expected to work independently as well as providing off site health surveillance & mini health check clinics in the borough. You will participate in the annual flu vaccination programme and have the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, be a team player who engages in the timely delivery of services.
The ideal candidate will be able to work autonomously and also part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, whilst maintaining effective communication with clients, managers and other professionals to ensure seamless service delivery. You will act as an advisor to our business clients and Trust managers in relation to specific work environments and healthcare settings.
You will be a registered nurse with a valid pin number registered with the NMC and have a recognised OH qualification, with supervisory and significant experience of working within an OH environment. You will have sound IT skills, be self-motivated and have a proactive approach to work. Regular travel to business sites will be required, as well as frequent manual handling of portable medical equipment around the office and business sites.

For further details / informal visits contact:
contacting Ruth Hargreaves Lead Occupational Health Nurse on  ( Phone number removed ) /  ( Phone number removed )  or Cathy Ferguson Head of Service on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

To comply with the Trust’s Safe Guarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policies, procedures and protocols all individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to:

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct

Employment at Whittington Health is offered subject to successfull completion of a 6 month probabtionary period for all staff with the exception of GMC Registered Doctors

***Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided***

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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