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Occupational health advisor Full Time

at Thames Water Utilites in Reading (Published at 11-07-2018)

What is the purpose of the role?
This is a great opportunity for a newly qualified OH professional to join our occupational health & wellbeing team to manage increasing service demands. You will ensure the occupational health service delivery can develop further to meet business needs. This is predominantly a field based role where you will be required to travel to a number of our operational sites in and around the Reading and Thames Valley area. There will be a particular focus on our based staff at our site offices and corporate buildings.
What makes this role unique?
This is a key role in our organisation where our aim is to provide occupational health best practice and we are making a measurable difference to the health of our employees. We believe our people are the key to success, and we require a highly effective candidate that has the natural ability to work both as part of great team and to stand out as an exceptional individual.
What will this role involve?
Providing professional and timely advice to HR managers and supervisors to assist their management of absence.
Participating in case conferences with managers / supervisors as appropriate including regular meetings with HR and management, and educating managers on proactive ways of reducing sickness absence.
Liaising with the occupational health doctor as appropriate; and consulting with other professionals when required.
Conducting health screening and health surveillance medicals and utilise opportunities to provide individual health advice / health promotion.
Carrying out risk assessments (DSE, Pregnant worker and musculoskeletal).
Participating in the planning and delivery of health promotion/education initiatives at both a local and organisational level.
Maintaining valid and up to date registration with NMC; complying with NMC guidelines on professional issues and clinical supervision.
Maintaining accurate statistics for reporting monthly activity to identify areas of improvement and meet agreed key performance indicators (KPIs).
Understanding the implications of current relevant government health and safety employment legislation and approved codes of practice and advising on practical implementation.
Responding professionally to all people who may have dealings with the occupational health.
What are we looking for?
To be considered for this role you must be a registered nurse with a degree or diploma in occupational health, and be part 3 of the NMC register. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, able to work autonomously and as part of a team within a commercial environment. You will have good clinical knowledge and experience of case management, health screening/surveillance (including audiometry and spirometry) & undertaking health risk assessments. A sound knowledge of relevant legislation, regulatory and operational requirements of this position is also required. In addition to this you will be personable with excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to build relationships within all areas of the business. You will be able to work on your own initiative and manage your own time. You should also be competent in Microsoft packages and ideally familiar with clinical databases such as the Cohort software system.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role will be based in Reading or Mogden Sewage Treatment Works in Twickenham, but you will travel to a number of our operational sites. Therefore a clean driving licence is essential and company car allowance will be provided. We are offering a salary of up to £37k, depending on skills and experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.



Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.



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