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OHT - Trainee Occupational Health Technician

Employer
gel Resourcing Ltd
Location
Maidstone, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
5 Dec 2020

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Our leading client is looking for an Occupational Health Technician to join our expanding peripatetic team. Candidates will ideally be based in the Gloucester/Swindon, Midlands and Yorkshire area.

The successful applicant will be required to travel throughout the UK and Midlands driving a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) to client sites in order to deliver health surveillance services. The successful applicant must have the facility to park the unit at or near their home address overnight and be comfortable with the travel required for the role which will include regular overnight stays.

This is a full-time role where the successful applicant will work 37.5 hours per week, usually between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm. There may be a requirement for weekly overnight stays as part of the role.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and reliable individual to expand their skills and experience in a supportive environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Undertake health surveillance screening, including audiometry, lung function testing, drug and alcohol testing
To undertake health screening procedures, including general baseline measurements such as height, weight, blood pressure, urinalysis
To ensure all medical information is accurately recorded in the occupational health records and passed to the relevant clinical staff
To ensure all equipment is serviceable, clean and fit for purpose
To undertake and support additional tasks as requested, such as health promotion activities
Provide support to the whole occupational health team in helping the department to run smoothly and effectively, undertaking non-clinical tasks as requested e.g. filing/tidying etc
Support the wider occupational health team in their duties and ensure that all information is accurately gathered and recordedThe 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 is trained to do so.

Benefits

25 Days Annual Leave, Health Cashback Plan, Perkbox.

Essential Skills

Sound educational background including a good standard of numeracy and written English
The ability to work autonomously with support from line management and others within the team
Demonstrates a proactive approach to work
Possess solid IT skills
Be able to prioritise own workload and manage own time effectively, self-motivated and capable of working flexibly and to strict deadlines
Understand the requirement for patient confidentiality, ensuring all patients are treated with respect, dignity and privacy
Possess strong self-awareness and a sense of respect for others
Demonstrate a strong customer service focus and approachability when holding assessments
A team player who is supportive of their colleagues and promotes a positive working environment

Desired Skills

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

Graduates from Sports Science degrees
Health Care Assistant
EMT
Military Medic
Offshore Medic Knowledge and experience of working in occupational heal

For further details on this role and others we have, please contact Chris Rose at gel Resourcing Ltd / gel OH on (phone number removed)
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