Occupational Health Technician

Smart Recruit Online
11 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking an Occupational Health Technician to join our Peri Team based in the South East or M4 Corridor of England. Candidates who are based in Reading, Slough, Luton or Chelmsford will be ideally suited. Candidates 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. The candidate will be willing to travel into the centre of London on public transport.

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 procedures
  • Treat all patients with respect, dignity and privacy
  • Ensure all medical information is accurately recorded in the occupational health records and passed to the clinical staff
  • Ensure all equipment is serviceable, clean and fit for purpose
  • Work within set protocols and do not deviate. Recognise the limitation of their role and do not go beyond this
  • Provide 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 encounters

Additional Salary Info: 25 Days Annual Leave, Health Cashback Plan, Perkbox

Peri Occupational Health Technician | OH Team | Occupational Health | Healthcare Technician | Occupational Health Technician | Mobile Medical Unit | Testing | Peripatetic

Essential Criteria:

  • Sound educational background including a good standard of numeracy and written English
  • Ability to work autonomously with support from their line manager and others within the team
  • Demonstrates a self-motivated and proactive approach to work
  • Ability to recognise their limits of practice
  • IT literate
  • Able to prioritise own workload and manage own time, self-motivated and capable of working flexibly and to strict deadlines

Candidates must be:

  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of professional accountability in the scope of professional practice
  • Able to understand the requirement for patient confidentiality and respect
  • Self-aware and a sense of respect for others Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Approachable
  • A team player who is supportive of the team and promotes a positive working environment
  • Able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral

Desirable Criteria:

There is no recognised professional qualification for this role however suitable backgrounds includes:

  • Health Care Assistant
  • Ambulance
  • EMT
  • Military Medic
  • Offshore Medic Knowledge and experience of working in occupational health

About Us:

We are one of the UK's leading providers of occupational health services. Established in 2002 by a group of occupational health professionals, we have experienced strong, steady growth.We offer a full portfolio of occupational health services, combining them into bespoke programmes that suit your organisation's people and their needs. We also provide innovative medical care training courses that give personnel the skills they need to handle medical emergencies.

The information you have submitted will be held and used by us in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and all relevant subsequent legislation. This information will be held and processed for the purpose of personnel/payroll administration and statistical and business analysis. We will retain the forms of unsuccessful applicants for 6 months in accordance with current guidance.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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