This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Workplace Wellbeing department, a friendly, proactive and committed team of in-house occupational health, health and safety, and fire safety professionals.
The Workplace Wellbeing team at the University of Essex aims to:
- Provide advice and support on health and safety matters across the University
- Prevent work-related ill health
- Facilitate rehabilitation and return to work following periods of illness or injury
- Promote physical and mental health and wellbeing
Occupational Health actively promotes and maintains good health in the University workplace as well as providing support when health issues occur.
Duties of the Role
The post holder will be responsible for delivering, in partnership with the rest of the Workplace Wellbeing team, a high quality, consistent and professional in-house occupational health service that is compliant with Occupational Health Standards. The service currently supports staff and students on placement across the three campuses of the University of Essex.
A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.
Qualifications and Skills required
With experience in an Occupational Health setting, the post holder should have practical skills in carrying out clinical assessments in relation to management referrals. They should possess the ability to produce management advice letters, outlining suitable recommendations for employees and management, as well as identifying the need for case management and case conference meetings as required. Experience running vaccination and blood clinics are also desirable, as the role will be supporting healthcare students as they enter onto NHS and community placements during their course. Experience in undertaking Health Surveillance is also required.
Applicants should be a qualified registered nurse, hold current registration with the NMC and an Occupational Health degree/diploma.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-faith
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team (email@example.com).
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