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Band 7- Senior Occupational Health Advisor- Occupational Health

Band 7

Main area
Occupational Health
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
360-E-9755
Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Site
Watford General Hospital
Town
Watford
Salary
£40,681 - £46,294 pa inc HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/04/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 

Job overview

Here at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, we are passionate about our staff and their health and wellbeing.

The Occupational Health Department has a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and experienced Senior Occupational Health Advisor to join our clinical team at Watford General Hospital. We are looking for an enthusiastic OHA with NHS experience to work in the team.

You will need to have a positive attitude towards the health and well-being of employees, in return you will have an interesting range of clinical work, case management and involvement in all areas of the Occupational Health remit.

Main duties of the job

The clinical tasks will include fitness for work assessments, workplace assessments, training to managers and workers, immunisation assessments, and health surveillance. There will be administrative tasks involved in this post, which will involve various computer-based programmes, experience with Microsoft office / OH software COHORT V10 maybe an advantage.

Applicants should hold the degree/diploma in Occupational Health and
possess experience in complex case management, employment assessments, health surveillance and promotion along with the full remit of the role. If you have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, then this post could be what you have been looking for.

Some cross site working, and occasional home working is expected for this role.

Working for our organisation

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide clear visible professional advice to employees within the Trust and external clients. Manage To provide clear visible professional advice to employees within the Trust and external clients.

Manage and provide professional leadership to Occupational Health Nurse Advisors and the wider multidisciplinary team within the Occupational Health department. To assist the Head of Occupational Health in leading and advancing clinical practice in line with DoH guidelines and legislation.

To provide all aspects of nursing care including consultation, advice, education, testing and immunisations where appropriate and in accordance with patient group directives and departmental protocols.

The Job Description, which includes a Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

Person specification

Your Application will be shortlisted against the person specification

Essential criteria
  • Please see attached Job Description
Committed to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Katie Gibbs
Job title
Interim Occupational Health Manager
Telephone number
07341527571

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Watford Hospital
Vicarage Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18 0HB
Telephone
01923 217508
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