Occupational Health Advisor
Here at Essex County Council (ECC), we are looking at things differently. By 2020, we aim to be both self-funded and self-sufficient, standing on our own two feet financially. We need to think differently, more entrepreneurially, more creatively about how we use resources to solve the problems of tomorrow.
To help us deliver our ambitions, we are broadening our wellbeing focus, by moving emphasis from treatment to prevention and this role will be instrumental in delivering the occupational health aspect of our offer.
As part of a dedicated team, this exciting role will help us to shape and deliver the wellbeing strategy for ECC; introducing innovative approaches to support the wellbeing of our workforce and broader service offer. This will include contributing to the development and delivery of ECC’s wellbeing strategy, and working with colleagues across the organisation to identify opportunities to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of ECC’s employees.
Day to day you will manage a varied occupational health caseload, delivering a brilliant service to internal and external customers as part of our traded service offer. Ensuring that clinical standards are met, you will be responsible for a full range of activities including health surveillance, pre-employment and ill-health assessments. You will also be responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of case records; delivering against Service Level Agreements; and analysing trends to help us identify changes and improvements to the wellbeing service, as well as ensuring that ECC meets its statutory requirements in terms of wellbeing at work. You will be a commercially minded individual with the ability to provide solutions and services to external customers, such as schools, trusts and academies with the ability to identify and meet the needs of the business to compliment the needs of the individual.
This is great opportunity to really make a difference and we are looking for people who will innovate and collaborate, work across organisational boundaries, embrace technology and inspire others to deliver our Council’s objectives.
Knowledge, skills and experience
You’ll need a current and relevant registration on the NMC Register and an additional specialist Occupational Health Nursing qualification, or substantial experience of occupational health at an adviser level. With evidence of continuous professional development you’ll have a broad range of clinical skills, the ability to write and present clearly and experience of developing and implementing policies and standards. As you will be required to work across a number of locations you will need to be able to demonstrate you can travel flexibly.
It’s important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions. You will be based at County Hall, Chelmsford, a great central location, which is easily accessible by all road and rail links.
Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.
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