Band 6 Occupational Health Nurse (Civilian)
- Job Reference: J221-A-20-25333
- Date Posted: 12 October 2020
- Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
- Location: Building 54, Horne Road, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 4JH
- Salary: £37.89 to £31,365
- Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
- Job Type: Full Time, Contract
- Duration: until 30 September 2021
Are you in need of a new and challenging role? Are you seeking job satisfaction, numerous benefits and training opportunities? Do you want to take your career in a different direction with a professional and supportive organisation?
If the answer is yes then our Band 6 Occupational Health Nurse role may be right for you. The role is fixed term lasting until January 2021. The role is being offered as full time only, this is to relieve current staff of the great workload where we have been without Occupational Health Nurse Support for the last 8 months.
Duties of the role include but are not limited to:
Assisting with workplace assessments in order to determine appropriate employment within the Joint Medical Employment Standard (JMES).
Providing information, advice and assistance regarding Medical Force Protection programmes.
Collecting and record Occupational Health data.
Assisting with the identification of trends in sickness and absence and contribute to the generation of reports.
Assisting with the conduct of the full range of pre-employment health screening and assessment of fitness to work as required.
Being responsible for (when acting as the Lead Nurse) the line management and clinical supervision of other Practice Nurses where appropriate and ensure untrained personnel within the treatment area work within their scope of practice.
Undertaking in date all mandatory training as set out in the most current DPHC Guidance Note entitled Mandatory Training for Locums, Agency Staff and single Service personnel working within DPHC.
Complying with the Professional standards set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code.
Complying with Joint Service Publication (JSP) 950 Medical Policy and DPHC Policies.
There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.
The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV and at interview, you will be tested against the following Technical Skills:
NHS Core - NHS6 - Equality and Diversity.
NHS Core - NHSC1 - Communication.
NHS Core - NHSC3 - Health, Safety and Security.
NHS Core - NHSC4 - Service Improvement.
NHS Core - NHSC5 - Quality.
NHS Core - NHSC2 - Personal and People Development.
Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed however please note that at this current time interviews may be held via video conferencing e.g Skype.
Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.
The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of the following:
Highly developed specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and experience.
Professional knowledge acquired through a degree, supplemented by specialist training experience, short course to master's level equivalent in relevant field.
Registered Nurse with live registration with the NMC.
Full, valid driving licence.
Experience in undertaking work place assessments and functional capacity assessments.
Previous Ministry of Defence (MoD) experience.
Experience of participation in audit programmes as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.
Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.
This is a Fixed-term Appointment as a Band 6 Occupational Health Nurse. Your responsibilities will be as described in this job advert. The reason why you are appointed for a fixed period is due financial review. This post will therefore begin on your appointment and will end on 30th September 2021. You should be aware that when your Fixed-term Appointment at MOD comes to an end, arrangements will be made in line with the FTA policy.
If you are a permanent MoD civil servant and are found successful for an advertised Fixed-term Appointment (FTA) you should move into the post under a Temporary Transfer (for up to a maximum of 3 years). At the end of the posting you will return to your previous MoD Business area. If this posting is at a higher grade, your promotion will be temporary, and you will return to your substantive grade at the end of the Temporary Transfer. If a Temporary Transfer cannot be agreed between all parties then a transfer on an FTA contract is possible, read the FTA and Change of Work Location in the UK policy for further information.
If you are transferring to MoD from another government department (OGD) you should join the MoD on an inward loan. At the end of the loan you will return to your home (OGD) department. If a loan cannot be agreed between all parties then a transfer on an FTA contract is possible, read the FTA policy for further information.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.