Occupational Health Technician

18134.00 - 19807.00 GBP Annual + GBP18134 - GBP19807/annum
15 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Occupational Health Technician

Hindlip, Worcestershire

Fixed Term until 31st March 2020

Part Time (29.6 hours per week working on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Tuesday 29th October 2019

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 9th November 2019 based at Hindlip

The main purpose of the role is to undertake medical screening assessments to ensure compliance with statutory requirements relating to Occupational Health & Safety legislation.

Main Responsibilities:
To undertake effective health screening assessments and procedures within statutory and organisational guidelines, policies and procedures including pre-placement health assessments, health surveillance programmes and health promotion initiatives.

To review test results and identify and appraise the Occupational Health Manager of developing poor health trends and to promote health at work through the delivery of health campaigns.

To triage medical declarations, request medical reports as necessary and collate information in order to undertake health assessments for the Occupational Health Team to determine fitness for work. Escalate arising concerns to the Clinical Nurse and OHA for advice and guidance. Provision of health advice to applicants who for health reasons have been deferred.

To undertake drug testing in accordance with Force policy and procedures.

To maintain equipment including monitoring and ordering supplies of consumables, and organising equipment calibration.

To respond to telephone and email enquiries, resolving within guidelines or referring to other members of the team as appropriate.

To maintain all departmental systems and records, ensuring that a confidential records system is fully maintained in order to comply with the Access to Medical Records Act and Data Protection Act.

To assist with departmental administrative support including correspondence with external medical professionals.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

Educated to A level or Level 3 (or equivalent).

Knowledge of relevant legislation - Good working knowledge of Access to Medical Records Act/Access to Health Records Act/Data Protection/Equality Act.

Knowledge of Health Promotion initiatives.

Experience in a technician role in a health care setting.

Working in teams/multi-disciplinary environments.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Undertake basic medical assessments.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective relationships in a variety of settings with staff of various levels of seniority.

Competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office.

Ability to manage own workload and prioritise demands.

Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy.

Working within defined time scales.

Special Conditions:
Travel within Warwickshire and West Mercia force areas.

Completion of training to conduct audio and spirometry testing as well as drug testing and eye sight tests.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.

We support the "Happy to talk flexible working" campaign, which aims to encourage uptake of flexible working for individuals, the flexible working options that may be considered for this role include; Part Time Working