Occupational Health Advisor

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Rugby
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jun 2019
Closes
17 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Temporary
Our client requires an Occupational Health Advisor for a 6 month contract, based in Rugby, Warwickshire

Full Time 37 hours
Salary GBP37,677 per annum

The main purpose of the role is to provide Occupational Health services and advice to both forces on health, attendance and disability issues and ensure compliance with statutory requirements relating to Occupational Health.

Main Responsibilities:

To provide advice and guidance to line managers and HR colleagues in the management of complex cases, including representing Occupational Health at local and force attendance management meetings.
Implement and operate effective health screening procedures within statutory and organisational guidelines and policies including health assessments and surveillance programmes
To identify and appraise the Occupational Health Manager of developing poor health trends and to promote health at work through the delivery of health campaigns
Conduct assessments of medical and disability issues at pre-employment stages, and support managers in addressing the associated outcomes (e.g. advice on reasonable adjustments)
To conduct risk assessments via accurate examination of risks involved and appropriate implementation of risk control measures.
Conduct occupational health assessments, discuss options for assistance and instigate appropriate course of action in line with legislative and organisational requirements.
To recognise symptoms of workplace injury and ill health, and seek to identify their causes.
Manage a portfolio of Occupational Health cases in accordance with force policy and procedure including health assessments, reports to line managers, maintenance of case files and referral to other health professionals as required
Assess the welfare needs of individuals and refer to counselling support or advice in accordance with recognised professional codes of practice
To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

Experience/Skills:

Registered General Nurse
Diploma in Occupational Health
Sound knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, including the Equality Act, Medical Reports Act, Data Protection Act and Health and Safety at Work Act
Significant post qualification experience in a clinical setting
The proven ability to practically apply medical knowledge and experience in order to effectively deal with complex cases of workplace injury and ill-health.
Experience of providing Occupational Health services within a complex organisation with multiple sites and specialist requirements3
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to research and prepare management reports
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence senior leaders, resolve conflict and deal with sensitive issues
Ability to research and prepare medical management reports.
Competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office

Please contact Nick for further details on (phone number removed)

Hoople Recruitment acting as an agency on behalf of our client