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Service Delivery Executive (REF:WAL1046)

Role Summary To manage the relationships of Key stakeholders at DVLA and the administration of the contract service delivery to ensure that services are provided to contract and to Optima Standard. To support the Senior Occupational Health Advisor to ensure that the resources are in place to deliver the contracted service to a high standard…. Read more »

Administrator (REF:GLS1051)

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. Main Duties and Responsibilities Administration Responsible for scheduling appointments by telephone ensuring KPI’s are met Being solution focused Taking responsibility for your own work load Working… Read more »

World Mental Health Day

This week sees World Mental Health Day (Weds 10th October), organised by the World Health Organization and designed to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. But UK employers and occupational health practitioners still have a big job to do to change the “stigma” narrative around mental ill-health and wellbeing. Employee health and… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (REF:NTH1045)

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 clients 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. Main… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (REF:STH1035)

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 clients 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. Job… Read more »

Work-Life Balance

Most people’s summer holidays will be rapidly fading into the distance by now. But, with National Work Life Week being this week, research has highlighted how failing to get away from work can lead to an early death, even if you otherwise lead an active and healthy lifestyle. To this extent at least, it can be… Read more »

Associate Service Delivery Director (REF:UK1049)

Role Summary The Associate Service Delivery Director is responsible for the strategic development and growth of key major client accounts. The role is focused on ensuring operational service delivery meets our Key Performance Agreement (KPIs) and complements our guidelines for operational best-practice. This person ensures Working on Wellbeing offer excellent customer service and he/she proactively… Read more »

Customer Service Administrator (REF:MID1041)

Role Summary The Customer Service Administrator is responsible for the day to day servicing of Occupational Health cases on behalf of Optima Health for its clients. Through administrative processing, proactive updates and query handling the role holder will ensure contractual KPIs are hit and a quality customer experience is delivered. Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary:… Read more »

Senior Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: WAL1022)

Role Summary Supporting the delivery and maintaining the highest standards of Occupational Health care in line with Optima Health’s standards ,values and customer charter. Ensuring the client’s perception of the occupational health service is good. Supporting the Optima management team to development the relationship strategy with DSTL in a positive way. Job Type: Full-time, Permanent… Read more »

Ageing Workforce

Almost half of people believe they will be fit and healthy enough to remain in work until 70, research has suggested. With National Fitness Day looming later this month, it is imperative that employers therefore communicate “use it or lose it” health promotion messages around maintaining fitness and health. Employee health and wellbeing – the… Read more »

Site Manager (Ref:MID853)

Role Summary The site manager Redditch will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Redditch site including forward planning (budgeting and forecast) and ensuring adherence to customer KPI’s with budget and plan. The post holder will look after the helpdesk, administration team, resourcing and scheduling, and key account teams. This varied role… Read more »

Administrative Team Leader (REF:NTH1026)

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. Location: Glasgow Role Type: Full-time, 11 month Fixed Term Contract Salary: £17,500.00 – £19,500.00 per year… Read more »

Resource Planner (REF:MID1024:1031)

Role Summary The Resource Planner is responsible for the planning and reporting of the health assessments undertaken within the Health Surveillance Team. Acting as a dedicated planner for set clients the role holder will work closely with the wider delivery team to ensure contractual standards are met. As a member of the planning team each… Read more »

Working Carers

The government is considering the case for giving carers five days of paid statutory leave. With World Alzheimer’s Day taking place later this month, this move highlights the growing importance of carers in the workplace, and how employers can better help them to juggle work and caring responsibilities. Employee health and wellbeing – the case… Read more »

EAP Support Co-ordinator (non- Clinical) (REF:NTH1011)

Role Summary OH Assist is a UK-based occupational health care service provider. 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. Applying multidisciplinary expertise and deep industry knowledge, our OH Assist specialists work with UK and… Read more »

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Testing Week is a great moment to encourage employees to engage with occupational health to get their health checked out and to ensure they are not at risk of falling foul of “the silent killer”. Employee health and wellbeing – raising the profile of blood pressure checks High blood pressure is sometimes referred… 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. You… Read more »

Migraine and Headaches

Next week is Migraine Awareness Week, and so could be a timely moment to re-evaluate the support you offer to employees suffering from this potentially debilitating health condition, and how better to help managers trying to offer employee support. Employee health and wellbeing – why migraines need to be taken more seriously in the workplace… Read more »

Mental Health Advisor (REF:STH1003)

Role Summary Working as part of a multi-disciplinary professional team, the role delivers wellbeing assessments and signposts or refers for any appropriate follow-up action to employees with personal or work related problems and, with client consent, will produce management reports to their employer. Could also support delivery of other wellbeing services to organisations as required,… Read more »

Service Delivery Executive (REF:STH1004)

Role Summary  To manage several smaller, onsite clients, developing account and team management skills while leading specified projects to support Service Delivery Managers with high demand projects/implementations and in doing so develop a skill set to be able to develop their career onto a SDM. Main Duties and Responsibilities At least 95% of client accounts… Read more »

Head of Process Improvement (REF:MID998)

Role Summary The Head of Process Improvement is a new and pivotal role in the creation of a new function for the business. Responsible for setting the agenda and leading critical improvement initiatives for the largest Occupational Health business in the UK, the Head of Process Improvement will lead an initial small team of project,… Read more »

Mental and Physical Ill-health

It stands to reason that if you’re ill with something physical, especially if it’s long term, it may have a knock-on effect to your mental health and wellbeing. But employers are sometimes too hasty to compartmentalise “health” into one or the other – and therefore overlook the potential benefits of taking a more joined-up approach… Read more »

Sleep and safety-critical work

Sleeping fewer than six hours a night can impair your ability to perform simple tasks, regardless of whether or not you feel rested, a study has argued. The idea that we can fool ourselves into thinking we have had enough sleep is important when it comes to managing workplace health and performance, especially safety-critical work…. Read more »

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking

Business in the Community and Public Health England have published a toolkit to help employers support their staff to make healthier choices around alcohol, drugs and tobacco use. It’s a useful workplace health resource, but it is also important to be building on the foundation of clear and well-communicated smoking, drug and alcohol policies. Employee… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor : (REF:STH604)

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 clients 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. Job… Read more »

Occupational Health Physician (REF:EST898)

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. Job Types: Part-time, Contract Salary: £750.00 to £850.00 /day Location: Norfolk Main Duties and Responsibilities Provide and deliver agreed occupational medicine services to customers within agreed… Read more »

Women’s Health – Menopause

For most women in their forties and fifties, the menopause will at some point be an unpleasant fact of life. But just because it is “normal” doesn’t mean employers shouldn’t provide education, help and workplace health support for women coping with what can sometimes be significant and even debilitating symptoms. Employee health and wellbeing –… Read more »

Summer Digital Detox – Physical Health

Younger workers especially are at risk of posture and musculoskeletal issues because of too much use of smartphones and digital devices, research has suggested. But these are health and wellbeing lessons we can all learn, at any age. Employee health and wellbeing – put away that phone to save your fingers, shoulders, neck and back… Read more »

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 »

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: £17,000.00 – £18,000.00 (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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 (dependent on experience and qualifications ) Hours: Full… 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 »