Occupational Health Advisor

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Social Care
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Rugby
Salary:
£38,619 to £40,698 per annum
Posted:
08/01/2020
Recruiter:
Barker Ross Health and Social Care
Job Ref:
SDOHA0801

Barker Ross are currently recruiting for an Occupational Health Advisor on behalf warwickshire local authorities in Rugby.

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 requirements.

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.

Special Conditions:

Travel within Warwickshire force area

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

Candidates will be required as part of Warwickshire authorities recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.

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Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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Contact Details:
Barker Ross Health and Social Care
Tel: 0115 941 8131
Contact: Jade Dale
Email:

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