Senior Occupational Health Advisor - London, Royal London Hospital, Ashfield Street

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Job Purpose

To support the Employee Wellbeing Service in the delivery of the Occupational health support to Barts Health NHS Trust, and associated external contracts. The post holder will ensure that a proactive comprehensive service is provided and is delivered to the highest


The post holder is also required to work with other occupational health advisors, to implement and monitor policies, standards and guidelines within the Barts Health NHS Trust service.

The Specialist Practitioners are required to act as a professional leader to the team and to encourage and maintain a supportive and learning environment, where there is a focus on lifelong learning and reflective practice.


Main duties, responsibilities and results areas


  • To provide a professional mentorship to the nursing staff under the direction of the Clinical Lead Nurse .
  • To participate in the development of policies and procedures which are in line with evidence based practice.
  • To ensure agreed standards are met by participating in clinical audit.
  • To monitor activity and produce activity report as necessary.
  • To attend Infection Control, Risk Management and Health & Safety Committees for the Trust as necessary, and undertake advisory work on behalf of these committees as necessary.
  • To monitor the work of clinical team in training and ensure high clinical standards.
  • To ensure the effective delivery of Employee wellbeing services to the Trust.
  • To advise managers on employees fitness to work and liaising with managers with regard to rehabilitation programmes with consideration for service needs.
  • To work closely with the clinical lead to case manage referrals to the Department
  • To act as a proactive role model at Specialist Practitioner level.
  • To provide supervision and mentoring for students undergoing training in Occupational Health.
  • With the other advisors to be actively involved in identifying training needs and assist in delivering a training programme for the team.
  • To actively promote an environment of evidence based practice, audit and research.
  • To actively participate and encourage a culture of Occupational Health research.
  • Act as a Specialist Practitioner and be responsible for own caseload of clients.
  • To participate in own professional development, with clear objectives set in conjunction with line manager.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of Occupational Health issues within the

NHS and ensure this reflects in own practice.

  • To use the COHORT database for the entering of clinical activity, ensuring that information is updated in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To act as an autonomous practitioner and provide professional advice on Occupational Health issues.
  • To ensure the effective delivery of a work protection immunization programme for Barts Health Trust staff and other external contracts as required.
  • To ensure a database is maintained on staff undertaking exposure prone procedures (EPP), and to advise managers with regard to redeployment of employees not fit to carry out EPP work and that the Recall Risk Register is administered, updated and acted upon as required.
  • To ensure an effective pre-employment screening service is in place which advises management and Human Resources of applicant’s fitness and any requirement under equality Act
  • To undertake sickness absence reviews, and advise on Equality act issues in line with the Trust sickness absence policy,.
  • Act as a specialist resource and advisory service to Barts Health staff and managers.
  • To be involved in risk assessment as required and ergonomic training and assessments as required.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that appropriate health records are written, updated and signed accurately.
  • Undertake appropriate treatment, advice and follow-up on the management of needle stick injuries, including advisory counseling and information-giving, following exposure to blood borne viruses such as HIV and Hep C.
  • To safely administer post prophylaxis following body fluid exposures in cases where a risk assessment identifies a need.
  • To participate in and advise on case conferences with regard to complex case management issues, including stress and mental health issues.
  • To provide peripatetic clinic cover and develop the policies and standards for outside contracts and service users of NHS Plus.
  • Rotate as duty call nurse as directed by Clinical Lead ,
  • providing general advice to all service along with needle stick injury management
  • The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the postholder.
  • The post holder might be required to work across the Trust at any time throughout the duration of his/her contract, which may entail travel and working at different hospital.



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