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Lead OHA / Lead Occupational Health Advisor - London

London - West End
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Our leading client is looking for a qualified Lead Occupational Health Advisor to work on a full time basis at our clients site in London near Euston, NW1.

This is a full time position where the successful individual will work Monday-Friday between the hours of 8.00am-4.00pm.

The role breakdown is 30% management of three Occupational Health Technicians and 70% medicals, drug and alcohol testing and basic treatment service.

An OH qualification and knowledge and experience of OH construction is essential for this contract.

The successful candidate should be able provide a full OH remit in line with the client contract including consultation, advice, education, medical assessments and D&A testing where appropriate.

  • To assess new clients presenting to Occupational Health whether in person or by written referral and initiate management of case
  • To assess clients fitness to work for the appropriate job role in line with DHC policies and guidelines and issue appropriate fitness certificates.
  • To write letters to GP/Specialists in line with the Access to Medical reports Act and Data Protection Act
  • To support the Clinical Operations Manager to advise, monitor and assess the clinical practice of the OH team.
  • To respond to client/manager's requests for support/information on the working environment.
  • To maintain appropriate records in line with departmental protocols on record keeping.
  • To provide health surveillance in accordance with current legislation.
  • To empower Occupational Health Technicians and Advisors to undertake a wider range of clinical activities by ensuring appropriate training, updating and monitoring of relevant training programmes.
  • To take a senior role in the development and provision of a high profile and pro-active Occupational Health Service.
  • To maintain valid and up to date registration with the NMC and comply with NMC guidelines in relation to professional issues and clinical supervision.
  • To maintain working knowledge of DHC policies and procedures and adopt these accordingly.
  • Promote equality of opportunity and provide an environment in which the dignity of individuals is respected and free from workplace harassment and bullying.
  • Undertake defined projects as agreed with the Head of Occupational Health to support the delivery of high quality clinically effective care
  • Assist in the design and implementation of Health Promotion initiatives in partnership with the wider OH team
  • Develop good working relationships and maintain effective communications with client's managers and other professionals and external contracts
  • Responsible for equipment and its maintenance, resources and staff cover, clinical and administratively in partnership with the Clinical Operations Manager
  • Provide Occupational Health employees with appropriate regular appraisals, ensuring training and development needs are identified and met


25 days holiday, Health cash plan, Perkbox

Essential Skills

  • Registration with NMC Part 1
  • Postgraduate qualification in Occupational Health
  • OH construction knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of up to date knowledge base of professional and specialist issues
  • Knowledge and experience of working in occupational health
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of professional accountability in the scope of professional practice
  • Clear evidence of managerial experience
  • Screening and medicals experience as well as drug and alcohol testing
  • Negotiation and motivational skills, ability to accept and deliver constructive feedback
  • Demonstrates a self-motivated and proactive approach to work
  • Innovative and adaptable, with strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently and also within a team framework
  • IT literate
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Approachable
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral
  • Able to prioritise own workload and manage own time, self-motivated and capable of working flexibly and to strict deadlines using own initiative

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience in team management


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