Occupational Health Nurse
|Hiring Organization||Transport for London|
|Post Name||Occupational Health Nurse|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Work Hours||8 Hours|
|Salary||GBP 44000 To GBP 48000 Per Year|
|Location||London, England, United Kingdom WC2H 7AA|
The role is responsible for undertaking occupational health assessments of employees in order to provide evidence-based advice to the business on occupational health and safety issues and employees’ fitness for work. This will be in accordance with relevant legislation, medical standards and guidance that is laid down by TfL policy and professional bodies (NMC).
The role is delivered through demonstrating TfL behaviours in the context of TfL strategy. This means putting customers at the centre of everything we do, being accountable, getting the right things done effectively and efficiently and working with other people to do it directly, fairly and consistently. There is a focus on delivering high-quality, effective and efficient OH services.
- To conduct daily clinics/paper-based health assessments; reporting an outcome to managers ensuring departmental KPIs, SLAs and compliance with legislation, TfL medical standards, policies, procedures and NMC guidelines are met.
- To produce comprehensive, clinically-reasoned and evidence-based occupational health reports to managers on fitness for work. Work with both managers and employees to develop an individual return to work programmes (including restrictions and adjustments) with a focus on safe, sustainable and productive return to work.
- Triage of referrals and allocation of casework appropriate to the skills and experience of Occupational Health Physicians, Occupational Health Advisors or Clinical Nurses, to ensure appropriate levels of intervention.
- To provide advice to managers regarding the impact of medication on fitness for work. Also, advise/guide managers and employees on a range of occupational health issues where an individual assessment is not required. To undertake track medical examinations.
- To work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary OH team and key stakeholders (including managers, TUs, HR, legal and SHE advisors and safety reps), in the delivery of OH services.
- To be accountable for and lead the delivery of TfL’s health surveillance programmes in accordance with relevant statutory requirements and in collaboration with safety and operational groups. To analyse, evaluate and communicate trends and progress to stakeholders.
- To identify and implement strategies to promote health. Deploy specialist knowledge to customers in order to influence behaviour change by carrying out training and health promotion activities to support the Health and Wellbeing strategy.
- Lead quality assurance activities to achieve continuous service improvement, including contribution to the maintenance of SEQOHS accreditation and supporting the manager in the reporting of statistical analysis of the departmental functions.
- The post holder will work very closely with all members of the medical advisory team, including Drs, OHAs, nurses and technicians and the wider Occupational Health team, including physiotherapists, counsellors, DAATs and admin teams.
- The post holder will work collaboratively with all stakeholders, including employee groups, managers, TUs, HR, and legal.
- The post holder will liaise with the employee’s primary healthcare services and/or specialists.
- The post holder will work closely with the SHE managers, Safety Reps, TUs and Operational Managers to deliver the TfL Health Surveillance program.
- Fully registered with the NMC (essential)
- Post-graduate degree- Occupational Health qualification (SCPHN- OH) (desirable)
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal to ensure that advice provided to customers is clear and concise (desirable)
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team (desirable)
- Responsive and adaptable depending on the needs of the business (desirable)
- To be aware of own clinical competence and be able to recognise own limitations of when to refer cases to senior colleagues (desirable)
- Good planning and organising skills with attention to detail (desirable)
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills (desirable)
- Varied Occupational Health nursing experience (desirable)
- Railway or other safety-critical work, including examinations for certification purposes (desirable)
- Experience in health education and health promotion (desirable)
- Health screening experience (desirable)
- Experience in delivering health surveillance programmes (desirable)
- Case management (desirable)
- Fitness to work assessments and comprehensive report writing (desirable)
- Substantial OH knowledge including current/relevant legislation (desirable)
Equality and Diversity
We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to represent the city we serve, which will help us become a more innovative and efficient organisation. Our goal is to make our recruitment as inclusive as possible.
We are a disability-confident employer who guarantees an interview to any disabled candidate who meets all of the essential criteria. We also use anonymising software that removes identifying information from CVs and covers letters to make the process fair
Please apply using your CV and a two-page cover letter. Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV.
In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:
- Final salary pension scheme
- Free travel for you on the TfL network
- A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest-free loan
- 29/30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (delete one)
- Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
- Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
- Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
- Discounted Eurostar travel