Occupational Health Technician - Perth

Recruiter
Appoint Group
Location
Perth
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Occupational Health Technician Salary: £20,000 to £22,000 per annum Scotland We are recruiting for an Occupational Health Technician on behalf of our client to join their Peri Team based in the Scotland area. Candidates will be required to travel long distances and will be required to drive the Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) to clients and have a facility to park this at or near their home address overnight.This is a full-time role where the successful applicant will work 37.5 hours per week. Regular overnight stays will be required.As an Occupational Health Technician, your main duties will include undertaking health screening procedures in accordance with strict protocols laid down by our policies and the competencies to which the individual has been trained. These screening procedures may include general baseline measurements such as height, weight, blood pressure, urinalysis; health surveillance screening such as audiometry, lung function testing; drug and alcohol testing procedures. The screening procedures give the nursing and physician staff the biometric information they require to be able to make clinical decisions about patient management; the Occupational Health Technician has no role in interpreting results apart from in drug and alcohol testing if trained to do so.The Occupational Health Technician works to support the OH team in their duties and ensure that all information is accurately gathered and recorded.Key Responsibilities:Undertake health screening proceduresTreat all patients with respect, dignity and privacyEnsure all medical information is accurately recorded in the occupational health records and passed to the clinical staffEnsure all equipment is serviceable, clean and fit for purposeWork within set protocols and do not deviate. Recognise the limitation of their role and do not go beyond thisProvide support to the whole OH team in helping the department to run smoothly and effectively, undertaking non-clinical tasks as requested e.g. filing/tidying etc.Have a customer service focus including conducting patient encountersEssential Requirements:Sound educational background including a good standard of numeracy and written EnglishAbility to work autonomously with support from their line manager and others within the teamDemonstrates a self-motivated and proactive approach to workAbility to recognise their limits of practiceIT literateAble to prioritise own workload and manage own time, self-motivated and capable of working flexibly and to strict deadlinesAble to demonstrate a clear understanding of professional accountability in the scope of professional practiceAble to understand the requirement for patient confidentiality and respectSelf-aware and a sense of respect for others Ability to maintain strict confidentialityApproachableA team player who is supportive of the team and promotes a positive working environmentAble to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, written and oralDesirable Requirements:There is no recognised professional qualification for this role however suitable backgrounds includes:Health Care AssistantAmbulanceEMTMilitary MedicOffshore Medic Knowledge and experience of working in occupational healthIf you would like to apply for this position please contact Jody on 01489774218 or email your CV to jody.greaves@appointgroup.co.uk

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