Occupational Health Nurse Jobs in Dubai at Emirates
Title: Occupational Health Nurse
The ideal candidate will provide a comprehensive occupational health service for ground staff, in liaison with the Physicians assigned to Occupational Medicine. This should include designing, developing and implementing standards and policies on occupational health surveillance and education. Contributes to the implementation of sickness and industrial injury absence management strategies for ground staff to facilitate an early and safe return to work, provides consultancy and advice as required in areas of occupational health, and participates in the company wide Health and Safety programmes.
Lead and provide a range of health protection/surveillance activities for company staff as required. This can include but is not limited to, workplace health surveillance and screening, pre- employment screening, case management of uncomplicated Industrial Injury and long term sick leave patients and staff vaccination programs.
Liaise closely with senior line management and Group Safety. Communicate safety concerns to relevant managers and provide advice on appropriate solutions. Work with line management to formulate and implement improvements relating in occupational health. For example: designing education materials and delivering key information at team/management meetings.
Research, develop and provide suggestions for implementation of pre-employment medical standards and periodic health checks for safety critical ground staff, liaising closely with internal departments and external authorities and licensing bodies. Benchmark appropriately to ensure the company is following or exceeding best practice.
Design and generate sickness and industrial injury medical reports related to ground staff and provide inputs into the case management and rehabilitation of long term absences with line manager, HR and the treating physician.
Conduct a range of assessments and workplace inspections as mandated by regulations, for example assessments relating to display screen equipment (DSE), liaising with / supporting Group Safety where appropriate in relation to assessments and inspections for personal protective equipment (PPE) and control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH). Ensure that professional knowledge and awareness of best practice in this area is developed and maintained.
Conduct needs assessment for health promotion within the company, priorities activities in consultation with management, develop and deliver targeted health initiatives. Monitor effectiveness of interventions through audit.
Keep contemporaneous medical records. Maintain medical confidentiality and ethical standards in accordance with professional body and EK policy. Undertake quality improvement initiatives, both for delivery of service and for improvement of professional standards within the department.
Responsible for maintaining expertise and providing information and relevant advice on infection control and disposal of clinical waste in the work place, for departments as directed by Doctor (Occupational Medicine).
Lead and supervise the Occupational Health Operational Team consisting of Nurses and Administration staff.
Specific to one post holder:
Perform an oversight role in relation to the provision of occupational health services including allocation of work.
Qualifications & Experience
Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent
– Degree preferably in Nursing.
– Medical/Safety. Nurse 5+ Years