Occupational Health Surveillance Nurse

We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Health Nurses to join our teams in the following areas; Southampton, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Caerphilly, and Aberdeen.
Location: Southampton, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Caerphilly, and Aberdeen
Salary: Depending on experience
Application closing date: 30/06/2022
The position will be on an ad hoc basis and the work is delivered at client sites and MCL Medics’ Clinics in various locations throughout the UK.

This role is responsible for supporting the service delivery of the full remit of occupational health services including: Case management, Health surveillance and Medical assessments

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising and delivering nurse led fitness for work medical assessments.
  • Delivering medical screening results to the physicians for doctor led medical assessments.
  • Providing support for sickness absence management, giving advice as required on the referral process and also promptly triaging referrals into the service for the booking team.
  • Complete accurate reporting to the expected standard of the business and within agreed time-frames/KPI.
  • Recognising and escalating cases appropriately to an Occupational Health Physician either via health surveillance or sickness absence management.
  • Delivering management reports from nurse lead sickness absence consultations addressing the client organisation’s needs.
  • Where required making the necessary requests for GP/specialist reports to support the decision making process.
  • Advise clients on their risk assessment process to facilitate delivery of appropriate health surveillance requirements, in line with the appropriate Legislation.
  • Working with IT and the OH Clinical team to develop and take ownership of MCL Medics’ electronic health surveillance system.
  • Educating employees on aspects of occupational health, health education and health promotion.
  • Maintaining accurate individual medical records which comply with internal business standards and clinical standards.
  • Maintaining effective communication with colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team, managers, clients and external agencies to ensure a seamless service delivery.
  • Ensuring the safe use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Supporting clinical governance issues and best practice standards including regular clinical audits.
  • Support lead nurses in relation to Client Reviews.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered General Nurse, RN1, RNA
  • Occupational health qualification at Degree level desired but not essential.
  • HAVS: a Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) approved training course in hand-arm vibration syndrome, or equivalent level of competency desirable but not essential.
  • Noise-induced hearing loss: a British Society for Audiology approved course for industrial audiometricians, or equivalent level of competency desirable.
  • Respiratory: Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) diploma, or equivalent level of competency.
  • Previous experience in Occupational Health with a background covering various occupational health settings and environments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Equality Act in relation to Occupational Health.
  • Working knowledge of supporting clients with sickness absence management.
  • Strong verbal and written English Communications Skills.
What We Offer

We are committed to support our team to ensure they have the right skills to perform their role and further professional development. MCL Medics is a growing company with a variety of opportunities for career progression.

We offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), a professional but friendly working environment, employee benefits and rewards schemes and other valuable incentives.

MCL Medics confirms its commitment to equality of opportunity in all areas of its work. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation.