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Lead Occupational Health Advisor

£45,000 - £50,000 Per Annum
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Job Title: Lead Occupational Health Advisor Location: Filton, Bristol - will include travel to different sites Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full time Salary: Up to £50,000 + Car allowance About Us Optima Health is a UK market leader in the provision of Occupational Healthcare and wellbeing services. Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK workforce by supporting healthy high performance in our client organisations, helping them to achieve their full potential through their people. We deliver comprehensive services, including absence management, fitness for task assessments, health surveillance, vocational rehabilitation, and wellness programmes, as well as a full range of diagnostics and treatments We are looking for an experienced Occupational Health Advisor to join us on one of our longstanding, well established manufacturing contracts. The Lead OHA role involves the below main areas of responsibility; Client engagement and service delivery: - Provide specialist occupational health advice and support to line managers and HR managers - Preparation of occupational health policies, standards and procedures in liaison with Optima Health clinical governance - Regular liaison with designated client personnel and presence at client meetings and events - Monitor referrals through collation, analysis and interpretation of health-related data e.g. sickness absence referrals - Understand client processes and procedures Day to day leadership: - Review pre-placement health assessment questionnaires within agreed timescales and advise whether the applicant is suitably fit for employment, along with any recommended workplace adjustments. Where necessary obtain medical reports and arrange referral to an independent medical specialist - Provide managers with occupational health advice on short and long term sickness absence cases, outlining in detail rehabilitation and redeployment options where appropriate - Proactive case management of frequent, short term and long-term absences providing prompt intervention in instances of: work related, muscular-skeletal and psychological stress cases - Where it has been identified perform health surveillance and fitness for work health screening - Provide annual health promotion campaigns focusing on the client's needs - Where appropriate provide advice on health-related Health & Safety legislation including First Aid at Work and Display Screen Equipment implementing occupational health programmes when required Audit activity: - Carry out clinical audits to the required standard as part of a team plan, within Optima health's quality and clinical standards governance framework - Provide constructive feedback to individuals and their managers as part of the audit role Candidate Requirements We are looking for a commercially adept, experienced Occupational Health Advisor who is passionate about occupational health and is looking to progress their career. The successful candidate will have: - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to be able to confidently liaise with senior management, HR and employees throughout the contract - OH Qualification - Driving licence - HAVS level 3 (desirable) - Good organisational skills both to manage own workload and the workflow within the OH team - Experience in complex case management - Problem solving skills to devise workable solutions to the occupational health issues identified - Computer literate What Can We Offer You in Return? - Competitive salary - Excellent training and development opportunities - Plenty of career progression opportunities - Extensive induction with ongoing mentoring and support from some of the top Occupational Health professionals in the industry - 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays - Fantastic pension scheme - Eye care test vouchers - Flu jabs - Reward Scheme - Car discount scheme - Buy and sell holiday scheme - Life assurance Optima Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability,race or ethnicity, religion or belief or sexual orientation
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