Location Cullybackey, County Antrim
Job type Permanent
Salary £40 - £45 per annum
Published 18 days ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Dovile Kopacz
Job ref OCH03/06_1658909709

Job description

Purpose of the Role

The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) will practice within the workplace and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the employees of Cranswick Country Foods Ballymena and will provide exceptional care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

· Develop and review occupational health policies and procedures, in line with legislation and business requirements,

· To liaise and develop relationships with key personnel, including Production, Technical,

· Be conversant and comply with relevant health and safety legislation particularly awareness of legislation and best practice in those areas of occupational health surveillance that can impact on health and safety overall.

Welfare and Rehabilitation

· To recommend rehabilitation or restricted or (adjusted) duties programs to facilitate a return to productive employment.

· To highlight potential capability issues.

· To provide information and advice on any health issue to employees who require it and refer to other health professionals when appropriate.

· Working with Human Resources department, to provide effective support to employees on sickness absence, or have a medical condition that could affect their work performance.

· Provide advice on ergonomic and pregnancy risk assessments on employees within their work area.


· To maintain up to date accurate confidential record for all employees

· Ensure costs are within agreed budget.

Health Promotion

· To design health promotional activities highlighting relevant health issues, creating a healthy workforce. (smoking cessation, healthy eating, stress management, exercise, mental health awareness).

· Liaise with departmental managers on healthy workplace initiative. Health Assessments

· To design and perform medical/suitability assessments for existing or potential employees, highlighting any health issues that may impact on long term capability to fulfil job function and to comply with relevant legislation.

· When necessary involve/refer to the occupational physician and departmental managers.

Health Surveillance

· To perform health surveillance on employees whose work area or practices are identified by the risk assessment process as requiring it audiometry, spirometry, HAV's, skin and night workers ensuring compliance with legislation

Key relationships for OHN at site

Site Director, H&S Manager, HR Manager, Site SMT, all site Management teams, Risk Officer, All Employees'

Skills & experience:

· Must be a Registered Nurse with up to date (NMC)) registration.

· Occupational Health qualification

· 5 years Occupational Health experience.

· Experience working alone and as part of a team.

· Familiar with OH practices, policies and procedures, i.e. pre-employment, return to work, absence management, immunities.

· Computer and administratively competent.

· Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

· Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities

· Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines


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