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Occupational Health Advisor

Job Title: Occupational Health Advisor
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Leicester
Salary: 40,000
REF: Emily0101
Contact Name: Emily Burton
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Job Description

Overall purpose of the role

Support the Senior OH Adviser in delivering, developing and implementing provision of a comprehensive OH Service that runs in line with both the current and the future needs of the organisatio.

Provide specialist advice to support the university in the management of sickness absence, including long-term illness, recurrent short term absence and work related ill health.

Play a key role in the promotion of the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees.

Provide a comprehensive advisory and support service to both management and staff on a wide range of matters relating to occupational health within the university.

Main duties and responsibilities

1) Proactive

•      Manage and oversee the health surveillance program for identified staff, with subsequent planned re-assessment, for these employees. This is to include: vision, audiometric, vibration, respiratory and dermatitis screening, etc.

•      Provide health assessments, surveillance and monitoring to coincide with risk assessments/good practice and relevant strategies and policies.

•      Provide specialist advice and where necessary facilitate, work related inoculation programmes including international travel.

•      Provide advice and support to managers and supervisors undertaking risk assessments relating to health matters affecting their staff.

•     Carry out health assessments for new starters, including, where appropriate, the undertaking of fitness for role assessments.

•     Work with the Senior OHA to achieve and maintain the SEQOHS.

(2) Reactive

•      Refer appropriate cases to the university’s OH Physicians/support service providers.

•      Provide specialist advice to managers and HR colleagues regarding staff who are considered incapable of undertaking their normal duties and responsibilities.

•      Where necessary, accompany HR colleagues on home visits to staff who are on long term sickness absence.

(3) Promotional / Awareness Raising

•      Contribute and develop wellbeing initiatives in line with the organisational strategy.

•      Provide health education and training programmes for PVC/Deans/Directors, managers and staff across a range of topics, including: smoking, healthy eating, stress, etc.

(4) General

•      Ensure working knowledge of occupational health issues is maintained and your professional NMC registration is kept up to date.

•      Conducting other occupational health and safety related duties as deemed necessary by the university wellbeing and people strategy.

•      Treat all staff, students, contractors and visitors with dignity and respect. Provide a service that complies with the Equality Act 2010, eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations with particular attention to the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (or none), sex and sexual orientation.

•      Ensure compliance with the university’s Financial Regulations, Policies and Procedures

•      Adhere to Health and Safety legislation/relevant university policies and procedures and to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be adversely affected by your acts/omissions.

•      Perform any other duties commensurate with the job grade as reasonably required from time to time.