Occupational Health Practice Nurse
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Location:Primarily based in OH&W, Seapark, however the role is peripatetic and travel is expected to occur throughout PSNI locations in Northern Ireland – or as required
The role holder will be accountable to the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) for the provision of professional occupational health nursing assessment, care, and advice to management and individual clients. The role holder will support the improvement of the health and well-being of police officers and police staff through the provision of occupational health nursing assessment, advice and support related to:
Fitness for Work
Health & Well-being
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday with a requirement to work outside office hours when necessary to meet the demands of the role. 37 working hours per week (42 hours gross).
Salary: Agenda for Change Pay scale: Band 5 £25,655 to £31,534
Location: Primarily based in OH&W, Seapark, Carrickfergus, however the role is peripatetic and travel is expected to occur throughout PSNI locations in Northern Ireland - or as required.
Main Activities: The main duties and responsibilities associated with the role include the following:
Conduct health assessments against occupational standards; such as pre-placement health assessments, which include health questionnaires, history taking and physical assessments to include height, weight, vision, spirometry, audiometry, urinalysis and any other requirement as deemed suitable to the role related risk assessment.
Carry out Blood and Body Fluid post contamination and screening activities, to include liaising with relevant medical professionals.
Health Protection - Vaccination Programmes
Facilitate clinics for the Hepatitis B and Travel Vaccination immunisation programme, both at OH&W Seapark and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) OH&W peripatetic clinics as required.
Work with nursing colleagues to assist in the delivery of the Student Hepatitis B clinics, in liaison with the Police College and administration team.
Health & Wellbeing
Work as directed by the Head of Occupational Health Nursing Services Team and in collaboration with Nursing and Medical colleagues to deliver projects related to Risk Assessment Based Medical Examination.
Conduct statutory and job risk related health surveillance and screening as required, to include height, weight, vision, spirometry, audiometry, urinalysis and any other checks as deemed suitable to role (training is provided for this).
Support nursing colleagues along with wider members of OH&W clinical team with the delivery of the Health and Well-being days and other health education activities as required.
Provide evidenced based health information for in house publications, websites and internal audit – as per Head of OH Nursing Services Team.
Accountable to the NMC for the provision of professional nursing assessment, treatment, advice to management and individual clients in an occupational health setting, as per the NMC Code of Conduct; NMC Code of Practice; including the Nursing Code of Ethics.
Compliance with NMC Code, payment of annual fees to maintain registration, timely and adequate preparation for revalidation (these fees are reimbursed by PSNI).
Participate in relevant professional education and training opportunities in order to meet the requirement for NMC revalidation.
Participate and comply with OH&W practice nurse role related education, learning opportunities and clinical supervision.
Ensure all medical records and reports are updated and maintained in compliance with the NMC standards for record keeping, PSNI & OH&W protocols Data Protection Act, and the Government Protective Marking Scheme.
Ensure all clinics and clinical equipment are set up, calibrated appropriately and that all materials required are available.
Ensure adequate medical consumable equipment orders are placed, checked and in supply for the use of OH&W medical and nursing practitioners.
Liaise with Suppliers of medical equipment to place orders within procurement rules, check delivery, monitor against receipt of goods/ service and store and deliveries.
The role holder will also be required to deal with suppliers in relation to the orders and receipts of medical equipment, consumables, vaccinations and other medicines as required (as discussed and agreed by Head of OH Nursing Services Team). They will be required to attend supplier meetings with the Head of OH Nursing Services Team to discuss service issues and other problems in relation to quality.
This Job Description reflects the main duties of the role of Occupational Health Practice Nurse (OHPN). It is not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive.
Please note that if successful, you will be contacted by email with further information relating to this process. We would encourage you to check the spam within your email system for any relevant correspondence.
Registered Nurse 1: Adult nurse – sub part 1 of the NMC register.
Essential Skills and Experience
2 years post registration experience gained as a registered nurse (adult) on part 1 of the NMC register.
Experience of working as a registered nurse in adult nursing or Occupational Health setting; Community Nursing, GP Treatment Room setting and/or Emergency Department.
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience of carrying out a range of vaccinations/immunisations and venepuncture
Applicants must have a valid driving licence and a car available for official business use, or access to a form of personal transport that will enable you to meet the requirements of the post in full.
IT literate specifically in the use of the Microsoft Office suite (including MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Outlook)
NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
Basic Life Support, AED, anaphylaxis, PGD and medicines management (Annual certification):- in-house training takes place annually for Revalidation and CPD purposes.
Desirable Skills and Experience
Experience of using an Electronic Records Management System for the management of patient/client information.
Short listing will be carried out based on essential criteria. Please note in some instances, for example, where there is a high volume of applicants, desirable criteria may be applied.
Successful applicants will be retained on a merit list for future opportunities arising.