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Summer Digital Detox – Mental Health

Going on a digital detox from your smartphone, email and social media can be a smart move if you want to get properly away, relax and switch off properly this summer. But even just a partial one, where you set strict boundaries on your contactability, can still be beneficial to your mental health and wellbeing…. Read more »

Team Leader (REF:NTH919)

Role Summary The Customer Service Team Leader is responsible for ensuring we deliver a quality customer experience to our clients. The role is focussed on ensuring the team meets its internal quality and productivity targets consistently achieving client KPI’s. Salary: £18,000.00 – £20,000.00 per year Hours: Full time – 40 hours Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire Main Duties and… Read more »

Occupational Health Practice Nurse (REF:NTH943)

Role Summary To deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare in line with Optima Health’s standards and values. Ensuring the client’s expectations are delivered. To deliver health surveillance and screening, lifestyle screening, health promotion, treatment room service and support all OH services as required. Accountable to Lead Occupational Health Advisor Salary Hours: 40 hours… Read more »

Love Parks

National Parks Week and Love Parks Week both take place later this month. As well as simply being events your organisation can promote internally, you can use them to promote employee health and wellbeing by encouraging employees to be more active. Employee health and wellbeing – “love parks” to encourage more active lifestyles This month… Read more »

Lead Occupational Health Physician (REF:STH913)

Role Summary Deliver comprehensive and effective Occupational Health services ensuring that high professional standards and quality standards are maintained on a consistent basis and in line with best practice. The lead OHP Railways is an integral member of the OH team providing leadership in relation to clinical standards and clinical governance within this sector. This… Read more »

Administrator (REF:MID924)

Role Summary Working within the Occupational Health administration team to provide high quality, customer focussed clerical, typing and general administrative assistance to the service in line with contract KPIs. Salary: £16,000.00 – £16,330,00 (dependent on experience and qualifications) Hours: Full time Main Duties and Responsibilities Administration General Administration tasks, answering telephone, email and written correspondence,… Read more »

Senior Administrator (REF:STH923)

Role Summary The Senior Customer Service Administrator is responsible for the quality and training of the Customer Service Team. Alongside this the role holder will take personal responsibility for proactively rectifying failing KPI cases and deputise for the Customer Service Manager. As new systems, processes and working practices are introduced to the National Service Centre… Read more »

Service Delivery Manager (REF:STH922)

Role Summary The Service Delivery Manager is responsible for ensuring we retain and grow our client base within a geographic region and/or with a defined set of client accounts. The role is focused on ensuring operational service delivery meets our Key Performance Agreement (KPI’s) and complements our guidelines for operational best-practice. This person ensures Working… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: STH680)

Role Summary The Occupational Health Advisor will deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare in line with Optima Health’s standards while ensuring the client’s expectations are delivered. The role will be a mix of both telephone and face to face assessments, including a wide range of Health Surveillance and Fitness for Work Assessments. Salary:… Read more »

Keeping Hydrated

It is not just outside workers who need to take care during this sweltering summer weather, office workers, commuters and those on the road also need to take sensible precautions if they are properly to look after their workplace wellbeing. Employee health and wellbeing – keeping your cool in the heat How long can Britain’s… Read more »

Purchase Ledger Administrator (REF:MID932)

Role Summary As a Purchase Ledger specialist, you will process invoices for payment, matching to Purchase Orders, supplier statement reconciliations and dealing with queries. Reporting directly to the Head of Transactions, the Purchase Ledger role generally assists the Finance department as necessary, providing any information required by the Head of Transactions and the wider business…. Read more »

Diabetes

One worker in six with diabetes feels they have been discriminated against at work because of their condition, research has suggested. With Diabetes Week taking place in June, it was a chance to highlight the important role employers, and occupational health, have in terms of education, advocacy and employee support when it comes managing diabetes… Read more »

Breathe Easy Week

It is the British Lung Foundation’s Breathe Easy Week this week. This is a great opportunity to kick-start conversations around the health and wellbeing risks associated with air pollution, workplace health risks, and the occupational health value of offering regular lung function testing and screening. Employee health and wellbeing – the challenges of air pollution… Read more »

Resource & Planning Manager (Ref: NTH881)

Role Summary The role requires excellent organisation and planning skills working with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. In addition, the role requires well developed people management and leadership skills to enable the team to deliver the best possible services to its customers. Salary: £35,000.00 – £40,000.00 dependent on experience Hours: Full time Location: Sheffield… Read more »

Peripatetic Occupational Health Advisor (Ref:NTH926)

Role Summary The Occupational Health Advisor will deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare in line with Optima Health’s standards while ensuring the client’s expectations are delivered. This role will cover multiple clients with differing requirements across Scotland and may include other locations on request. The role will require frequent travel. Salary: £36,000.00 –… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref:STH921)

Role Summary Reporting to the Senior Occupational Health Advisor the permanent role of Occupational Health Advisor will be based in London with some regional travel. The Occupational Health Advisor will be responsible for delivering and maintaining the highest standards of healthcare in line with standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary:… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: MID920)

Role Summary Reporting to the Senior Occupational Health Advisor the permanent role of Occupational Health Advisor will be based in London with some regional travel. The Occupational Health Advisor will be responsible for delivering and maintaining the highest standards of healthcare in line with standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary:£35,000.00… Read more »

Lead Occupational Health Advisor (Ref:MID915)

Role Summary Ensuring the team deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare in line with Optima Health standards and values. Ensuring the client’s perception of the occupational health service is delivered. Salary: £38,000.00 – £45,000.00 dependent on experience and qualifications Hours: Full time Location:London – Some travel within London, South West and East Anglia… Read more »

Men’s Health

With Men’s Health Week this month there will be a lot of focus on physical health, including the scourge of prostate cancer. But employers must not overlook the mental and emotional pressure that men may also feel under. Employee health and wellbeing – men feeling the emotional, as well as physical, burden of cancer The… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: STH831)

Role Summary Reporting to the Senior Occupational Health Advisor the permanent role of Occupational Health Advisor will be based in London with some regional travel. The Occupational Health Advisor will be responsible for delivering and maintaining the highest standards of healthcare in line with standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary:£38,000.00… Read more »

Occupational Physician (Ref:STH910)

Role Summary Healthcare professionals are employed to provide Occupational Health services to a range of client organisations. Delivering comprehensive and effective Occupational Health services ensuring that high professional and quality standards are maintained on a consistent basis and in line with best practice. Salary: £90,000.00 – £130,000.00 – dependent on experience and qualifications Hours: Full… Read more »

Occupational Physician (Ref:NTH909)

Role Summary Healthcare professionals are employed to provide Occupational Health services to a range of client organisations. Delivering comprehensive and effective Occupational Health services ensuring that high professional and quality standards are maintained on a consistent basis and in line with best practice. Salary: £90,000.00 – £130,000.00 (Pro rata – dependent on experience and qualifications)… Read more »

Heart Health

Even moderate drinking can be linked to increased risk of heart and circulatory diseases, the British Heart Foundation has warned. With its “Wear it. Beat it” campaign taking place this month, this could be a valuable workplace health promotion message to be getting across. Employee health and wellbeing – making the link between workplace drinking… Read more »

Occupational Physician (Ref:NTH892)

Role Summary Healthcare professionals are employed to provide Occupational Health services to a range of client organisations. Delivering comprehensive and effective Occupational Health services ensuring that high professional and quality standards are maintained on a consistent basis and in line with best practice. Salary: £90,000.00 – £130,000.00 (Pro rata – dependent on experience and qualifications… Read more »

Occupational Physician (Ref:EAS891)

Role Summary Healthcare professionals are employed to provide Occupational Health services to a range of client organisations. Delivering comprehensive and effective Occupational Health services ensuring that high professional and quality standards are maintained on a consistent basis and in line with best practice. Salary: £90,000.00 – £130,000.00 (dependent on experience and qualifications) Hours: Full Time… Read more »

Occupational Physician (Ref:STH830)

Role Summary Healthcare professionals are employed to provide Occupational Health services to a range of client organisations. Delivering comprehensive and effective Occupational Health services ensuring that high professional and quality standards are maintained on a consistent basis and in line with best practice. Salary: £90,000.00 – £130,000.00 (Pro rata – dependent on experience and qualifications)… Read more »

Smoking

With World No Tobacco Day upon us, highlighting the perils of smoking, employers and occupational health professionals have an opportunity to emphasise a range of health and employee wellbeing messages, including how unhealthy lifestyle choices can increase your risk of being diagnosed with cancer. Employee health and wellbeing – links between smoking and cancer can… Read more »

Stroke and Hypertension

Recent research has highlighted the links between noise and high blood pressure. With both World Hypertension Day and Action on Stroke Month during May, employers need to be doing more to highlight the dangers of this “invisible killer”. Employee health and wellbeing Workers who are exposed to high amounts of noise on the job are… Read more »

Workplace Mental Health

Excessive workloads, competing deadlines, the “tyranny” of your office-linked smartphone – perhaps it’s no wonder so many of us feel mentally burnt out. Use Mental Health Awareness Week this month to re-emphasise mental health work-life balance plus the value of support tools such as EAPs. Employee health and wellbeing – kickstarting the mental health conversation… Read more »

Occupational Physician (Ref:NTH885)

Role Summary Healthcare professionals are employed to provide Occupational Health services to a range of client organisations. Delivering comprehensive and effective Occupational Health services ensuring that high professional and quality standards are maintained on a consistent basis and in line with best practice. Salary: £90,000.00 – £130,000.00 (dependent on experience and qualifications) Hours: Full time,… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref:MID870)

Role Summary  Reporting to the Senior Occupational Health Advisor the permanent role of Occupational Health Advisor will be responsible for delivering and maintaining the highest standards of healthcare in line with our standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary: £38,000.00 – £40,000.00 (dependent on experience and qualifications) Additional Benefits: 25 Annual… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref:STH880)

Role Summary  Reporting to the Senior Occupational Health Advisor the permanent role of Occupational Health Advisor will be responsible for delivering and maintaining the highest standards of healthcare in line with our standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary: £38,000.00 – £42,000.00 (dependent on experience and qualifications) Additional Benefits: 25 Annual… Read more »

Psychologist (Ref:STH875)

Role Summary An exciting opportunity has arisen within Optima Health for a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered Psychologist to join the innovative and fast growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing service. Salary: £43,000 – £45.000 per annum Location: South West London The post holder will offer a qualified highly skilled psychological service to staff referred to… Read more »

Sedentary Lifestyles

May is “National Walking Month”, and therefore a great opportunity to encourage your teams to get up from their desks and be more active. This is especially as research has suggested the average adult admits to feeling breathless from just “light to moderate” exercise. Employee health and wellbeing – take steps to get your employees… Read more »

Neurodiversity in the workplace

Seven out of 10 employers do not include neurodiversity in the workplace – such as autism, dyslexia and ADHD – in their people management practices, research has argued. It’s high time employers recognise that, with a little adjustment and accommodation, people who are “neuro-divergent” can often bring valuable skills to the workplace. Employee health and wellbeing… Read more »

On Your Feet Britain day

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of over-sedentary working and personal lives. Getting behind this month’s “On Your Feet Britain” day should be a no-brainer for most employers. Employee health and wellbeing – employers need to do their bit to get Britons back on their feet Friday 27 April is a day… Read more »

National Stop Snoring Week

Snoring can appear to be a relatively harmless, if often intensely irritating failing in a partner or loved one. But severe snoring and sleep apnoea, can cause serious long-term health risks that are no laughing matter, as well as potentially become a health and safety risk in the workplace. National Stop Snoring Week highlights the… Read more »

The Impact Of The Sandwich Generation And Our Ageing Population

The number of older people coping with four or more diseases is set to double between 2015 and 2035, research has suggested. This could have significant implications for employers managing older workers or those caring for elderly dependents. Employee health and wellbeing – the growing demands on the ‘sandwich generation’ The number of older people… Read more »

Strokes are increasingly hitting the middle-aged

New government figures have suggested more middle-aged people are getting strokes. With an ageing and increasingly obese population, effectively supporting people post-stroke back into the workplace is therefore likely to become a significant challenge for employers. Employee health and wellbeing – stroke is increasingly hitting the middle-aged You may well have seen the hard-hitting adverts… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: MID839)

Role Summary  The Occupational Health Advisor will be responsible for delivering and maintaining the highest standards of healthcare in line with standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary: £35,000.00 – £40,000.00 (dependent on experience and qualifications) Additional Benefits: 25 Annual Leave days plus Bank Holidays. Hours: Full time Location: Home base in… Read more »

Are men doing better on national aerobic activity guidelines?

Men are doing better than women at meeting recommended national aerobic activity guidelines, latest figures have suggested. The example and support of a partner or even a whole family can be a powerful incentive and a useful health promotion message. Employee health and wellbeing – men are doing better on activity guidelines Nearly two thirds… Read more »

The risks of hearing loss

Millions of Britons are putting their hearing at risk every day, research has suggested. This can be through hobbies such as going to loud concerts or sporting activities – or not protecting themselves adequately at work. Employee health and wellbeing – encouraging employees to sit up and listen to the risks of hearing loss Millions… Read more »

World Health Day

World Health Day takes place this month. It’s a great springboard to review whether you’re communicating the right health messages and offering the right health support, tools and benefits. Employee health and wellbeing – now’s the time to review your health offer Saturday April 7 is World Health Day, organised by the World Health Organization… Read more »

Are our expectations of hard-pressed managers too high?

Many employers now “get it” when it comes to recognising the value of promoting and proactively managing employee health and wellbeing. But are our expectations of hard-pressed managers too high? Employee health and wellbeing – is employee health and wellbeing becoming too much of a full-time job for managers? Anyone who enjoys reading these blogs… Read more »

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

This month (April) is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. This is a great opportunity to emphasise to employees aged over-55 the importance of not being squeamish and taking up the offer of a free NHS bowel check-up. Employee health and wellbeing – time to get over bowel cancer squeamishness It would be fair to say that… Read more »

The Future of Occupational Health

From increasing rates of self-employment through to remote and digital working, the world of work is changing fast. But what might these potentially profound changes mean for the future of occupational health and wellbeing and how it is delivered and accessed? Employee health and wellbeing – what will an increasingly fractured workplace mean for the… Read more »

The impact of screens on our eye health

A few as 10% of employers are fully complying with display screen equipment (DSE) health and safety regulations, research has suggested. That is a concern, but in an increasingly sedentary and screen-based working world, employers maybe need to rethink their approach to workplace eyecare anyway. Employee health and wellbeing – does workplace eyecare need to… Read more »

Chronic Headaches

We all get them from time to time, but chronic headaches can be debilitating, and cost the economy as much as £7bn a year. So, how can employers support employees, and help them to help themselves? Employee health and wellbeing – counting the cost of chronic headaches Researchers at the Warwick University Medical School are… Read more »

Alcohol consumption

More than half of adults who drink alcohol say they do so because it helps them to cope with the pressures of day-to-day life, research has suggested. Employers can’t solve all of life’s ills, but they can create a more open and supportive working environment. Employee health and wellbeing – offering support to tackle problem… Read more »