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Occupational Health Advisor Nurse - S.Wales & Bristol

Occupational Health Advisor Nurse - S.Wales & Bristol

Posted 19 December 2018 by Alere Toxicology
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Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott's Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies. We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Health Advisor within our Toxicology Business Unit located at Bristol / South Wales, United Kingdom.

The position of Occupational Health Advisor is within our Alere Healthcare Connections function located within designated Medical Centres or customer site locations. This role will support the delivery of a full range of Occupational Health duties including Case Management, a wide range of medical assessments, health surveillance and Health and Wellbeing services. In this role, you will be able to demonstrate that you are customer centric and business focused, striving to make a difference by building business relationships and managing a business scorecard that demonstrates excellence of clinical performance for our customers. You will act as a proactive advocate, mentoring other health professionals and actively supporting the clinical governance network and peer to peer review process. You will support the growth of a dynamic occupational health business ensuring you deliver exceptional clinical performance coupled with taking an active role in the mentoring of other health professionals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in conjunction with our customers, either at a Medical Centre or customer site to provide support, advice and guidance to managers and employees in relation to sickness absence, workplace environment, risk assessment, stress management and return to work following absence.
  • Conducting health surveillance and medical assessments including the undertaking of fitness to work in safety critical posts.
  • Provide advice to managers and HR regarding staff who are considered incapable of undertaking their normal duties and responsibilities whilst working within the guidelines of customers policy
  • Provide advice and support to managers and supervisors undertaking risk assessments relating to health matters affecting their staff.
  • To ensure that knowledge is maintained of up to date legislation and best practice relating to all Occupational Health issues
  • To work with head office to increase utilization of the service in the described area, including covering evening clinics, where the client demand dictates.
  • As part of the clinical team to own, update and communicate an agreed section of the clinical manual ensuring that it is up-to-date and referred to by the clinical teams
  • To participate in the network learning opportunities and to undertake updates on clinical improvements and to actively completed performance related clinical goals. For example, delivery an update at a network day on a clinical innovation relevant to the network.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree, Diploma or Certificate in Occupational Health (and be on Part 3 of NMC Register) or be working towards this with evidence of continual professional development.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to produce clear and concise reports to managers.
  • The ability to carry out medicals / surveillance including audiometry, spirometry, skin assessment, HAVS and safety critical medicals and Case Management
  • Be able to work closely and effectively with HR, health and safety professionals and our occupational health partners in order to provide an efficient and cost-effective service to our customers.
  • Ability to identify key health issues and assist in the development and provision of procedures and solutions
  • Be able to prioritise workload and use experience and initiative to refer complex cases to the clinical governance team
  • Be able to travel between sites
  • Be competent in the use of computers including Microsoft and Excel software
  • Adherence to the NMC Code of Conduct

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A qualification in Hand Arm Vibration and experience of collecting samples for drug and alcohol testing using chain of custody protocols is desirable.
  • The ability to conduct case management assessments

An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

Required skills

  • Case Management AND health surveillance and Health and Wellbeing services

Reference: 36876996

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