Occupational Health Nurse

Closing Date: Friday 12th April 2024

Department: Occupational Health

Full Time

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Established in 2000, Turbine Surface Technologies is a joint venture between Rolls- Royce and Chromalloy, providing specialist coatings solutions to state-of-the-art turbine components. At TST we recognise that people are at the heart of what we do and are an integral part of achieving our business goals. Our core values are key to our culture; operate safely, operate openly with customer focus and operate with respect and integrity.

Purpose:

The Occupational Health Nurse will support TST and the Occupational Health Nurse Specialist to deliver the Health provision for the business and comply with Health Surveillance activities as required by the Health & Safety Executive.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) will work independently and can run the Occupational Health Department in the absence of the OHNS as per guidelines set by the OH Specialist.
  • The OHN will have a nursing qualification and be working towards a recognised OH qualification.
  • The OHAT will have gained a training qualification in the Technician role and can demonstrate competence at an advanced level from training and experience.
  • They can oversee the Administrator or Assistant of the Occupational Department to ensure the service runs in a professional timely and compliant manner.
  • Organise or oversee the maintenance of the occupational health resources and the OH diary.
  • Maintain confidential records so that they are easily auditable, accessible and meet legislative requirements that comply with patient confidentiality and GDPR requirements.
  • Monitoring of surveillance equipment to ensure it is fit for purpose and calibrated as required.
  • Ensure Occupational Health questionnaires are provided to employees as per recall dates, and assessed on their return and filed or forwarded for further action by the OHN or OHNS Nurse dependant on employees’ responses.
  • Ensure TST has a required level of trained First Aiders; in addition be able to offer First Aid independently of the OH Nurse and monitor the Senior First Aider role.
  • Be competent in working with outside agencies or internal departmental managers and staff to ensure that best practice workplace conditions are optimised for TST employees and the required Health Surveillance remains HSE compliant.
  • Carry out Occupational Health activities within own training, knowledge and capabilities, this includes eye sight testing, Audiometry, Spirometry, Biological Monitoring and one to one mental health discussions.
  • Be responsible for the OH Cohort software, train managers and employees on how to use the system when required.
  • The ability to write and train out Health education material and discuss individual Health results with employees as per training with OH nurse supervision when appropriate.
  • Required to update own knowledge and skills to continue with Health Surveillance activities.
  • Be able to attend Health & Safety & management meetings to update mangers on all aspects of Occupational Health activities.

Key Competencies:

  • OHN – RGN and working towards OH qualification.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Ability to plan resources.
  • Ability to communicate to all levels within organisation.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of records & employee health discussions.
  • Ability to work within a small team, interact with other teams and manage administration support.
  • Ability to work independently in areas where training has been given.
  • First Aider at work qualification.
  • Mental Health first Aider role, or to undertake training.
  • Understanding of HSE legislation with regard to Health Surveillance activity for Occupational Health.
  • IT skills including MS Office.
  • Ability to oversee all purchasing for OH Department via Siteline system.

Behaviours and Personal Attributes:

  • Experienced or expert in area of speciality
  • Works well as a team member and builds strong, effective working relationships with all levels.
  • Strong organisational skills and self-motivated.
  • Professional attitude and leads by example.
  • Attention to detail – go the extra mile and not settle for ‘good enough’.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Listens carefully and asks questions to clarify own understanding.
  • Behaves and expresses oneself in an open and honest manner.
  • Consistently delivers high quality work on time by prioritising tasks and resources and doing what is necessary to accomplish them.
  • Able to interface with all levels within TSTL and where applicable the customer.
  • Demonstrates ability to plan work coupled with the drive and tenacity to see if through to completion.
  • Follows and promotes health and safety policies and procedures to Team members.
  • Provides leadership to shopfloor and other members of the team in best practice.
  • Identifies quality issues and maintains attention on the significant risks and implementation of adequate controls.
  • Runs own projects with no supervision.
  • Implements policies and procedures.
  • Analytical thinking involves the ability to read and interpret information to come to reasonable conclusions.

 

Salary & Benefits:

Salary: DOE    

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, 8:00am – 16:15pm.

 You will also be part of the TST culture which offers:

  • Private health care scheme:
  • Mental health support- including free counselling sessions.
  • Dental; reimbursement of dental work from an annual allowance, option to pay to upgrade cover.
  • Free eye tests and reimbursement on glasses from annual allowance.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Enhanced Holiday entitlement related to length of service.
  • Free on- site parking with electric vehicle charging points.
  • Refer a friend reward scheme.
  • Day off work for your birthday.
  • Performance related bonus scheme.
  • Opportunity for development and growth.
  • Life Assurance after 2 years of service.
  • TST Hub exclusive offer and benefits for all employees.

Diversity and Inclusion

Turbine Surface Technologies (TST) recognises that by building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential. We believe employee diversity is an asset to our business.  People of different age groups, backgrounds, genders and cultures, with a range of experiences and capabilities, help us understand and serve our customers and reach our business objectives.

Please note all candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, TST are currently unable to provide Visa sponsorship.

 

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