Occupational Health Nurse

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Occupational Health Nurse to join our team in Aberdeen.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

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. The work is delivered at client sites and MCL Medics’ Clinic in Aberdeen. You will be the face of ‘quality service’ for MCL Medics and be responsible for the advice given and the service perception of the employee and client organisation.
Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £34,000 - £40,000
Application closing date: 31/12/2020
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 for clients, giving advice as required on the referral process and also promptly triaging referrals into the service for the booking team.

  • Conducting all nurse led consultations in a professional manner working within expected standards of confidentiality, complete accurate reporting to the expected standard of the business and within any 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 but working within the recognised occupational health ethical framework for fitness advice.

  • 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 within the business and within client companies as needed on aspects of occupational health, health education and health promotion.

  • Maintaining accurate individual medical records which comply with internal business standards and clinical standards.

  • Acting at all times in accordance with the NMC Professional Practice and Code of Conduct.

  • Maintaining Client confidentiality and working within the framework of the Data Protection Act.

  • Acting in accordance with local policies and procedures laid down by the business and external clients.

  • Maintaining effective communication with colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team, managers, clients and external agencies to ensure a seamless service delivery

  • Demonstrating IT skills to enable access to relevant information. i.e., management, clinical and external.

  • Ensuring the safe use and maintenance of equipment.

  • Ensuring resources are utilised in a manner consistent with MCL Medics’ objectives and policies.

  • Ensuring knowledge and understanding of all MCL Medics’ processes, procedures, policies and standards and ensuring correct implementation.

  • Supporting clinical governance issues and best practice standards including regular clinical audit

  • Support lead nurses in relation to Client Reviews.

Essential Qualifications

  • 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.

Experience

  • 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
MCL Medics is a reputable company established in 1999, experts in the provision of medical services within the energy sector, MCL Medics specialise in providing services tailored to each individual business’ exact requirements.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 opportunity for career progression.

We offer 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.