Occupational Health Advisor / OH Nurse

Posted 02/07/2024 by Questech Recruitment Ltd

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Our client is a successful and well-established manufacturing company with sites nationwide.  They are currently looking for an Occupational Health Nurse / Occupational Health Advisor to join them.  This vacancy will be on-site at Chippenham, and may have occasional travel to Ireland and other UK sites for cover (rare, a pool car is available for transport if needed).

Due to the variety of shift patterns that the company employees do, you must have some flexibility to change your standard shift pattern to cover the needs of the 24/7 workforce.  This will of course be notified in advance, with flexibility around coverage.

Salary depending on experience (to be confirmed).

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours a week, flexibilty on shift coverage is required.


As the Occupational Health Advisor with the assistance of the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Manager and Physician you will be responsible for supporting the business to grow by providing a quality professional portfolio of services that best meets and matches the business requirements. 

The Occupational Health Service will be delivered in accordance with Company Health and Safety legislation to ensure that the health and wellbeing of all employees is maintained to the highest possible level, thus enabling all employees to work to their full potential.  You will report to the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Manager.

The main duties and responsibilities of your role are to:

•    To work closely in conjunction with the HS&E team, line managers and the People Team to provide a proactive and effective occupational health service to the business.
•    To work as an independent practitioner and be able to provide professional specialist advice and support to the Business.
•    To conduct health assessments with referred employees and consequently provide timely and clear advice and recommendations to line management, people team and employees. 
•    To provide and manage surveillance and fitness to work programmes in relation to a variety of legislative and best practice needs such as audiology, blood lead, spirometry, night worker assessments and any other relevant types of surveillance. This list is not exhaustive.
•    To assist in the development of Company surveillance programmes and health/wellbeing/awareness campaigns and to take full responsibility for their subsequent launch and promotion.
•    To attend and participate in operational and health and safety meetings and seek to add value in relation to occupational health issues.
•    To create reports on potential health issues, where required.
•    To conduct and participate in relevant audits, when required.
•    To support the Mental First aiders when required.
•    To ensure all new employees to the business undertake a pre-employment medical and that all leavers from the business undergo an exit medical.
•    To actively participate in the creation and delivery of training sessions across a wide range of occupational health issues, as agreed with Occupational Health & Wellbeing Manager.
•    To contribute to Company newsletters and health related leaflets.
•    To maintain confidential medical records in line with all legal and statutory regs.
•    To assist with compilation of medical information for employer liability claims for release to claimants’ solicitors and employer brokers and insurers.
•    To maintain and grow professional competencies, skills and knowledge base by networking and continued professional education.

To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:

•    OHN or Registered General Nurse (RGN) qualification (part 1 NMC register).
•    Recognised qualification (part 3 of NMC register) in Occupational Health at degree level or equivalent.
•    Previous experience in an occupational health setting within a manufacturing / production environment.
•    Previous participation in the creation of policies and procedures, the promotion of workplace health strategies and training experience is vital.
•    Possess a broad knowledge of health and safety legislation.
•    Up to date training and competence in all aspects of Health Surveillance.
•    Up to date knowledge on Occupational Health law.
•    Experience in preventing occupationally related diseases and injuries through the implementation of effective health risk management.
•    Experience in working as an independent practitioner to be able to support managers and HR with all aspects of case management.

This role would suit someone with Occupational Health experience, who is also a Registered Nurse (OH Nurse / OH Advisor / Occupational Health Adviser / Occupational Therapist / OH Therapist / Occupational Health Therapist / OH Consultant / etc.)

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