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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 »

HR Officer – Redditch (Ref:MID862)

Role Summary To work in conjunction with the HR team and other key stakeholders in the business to ensure the smooth running of all HR related processes in the company. Working with the HR manager and other HR administration staff, the post holder will: maintain high standards of HR data management; adhere to processes; provide… Read more »

Health Technician – Stevenage (Ref: STH528)

Role Summary Optima are a very highly regarded Occupational Health Service Provider, who, among other things, provides Health Screening Services to companies who have a requirement to ensure their employees operate within a healthy workplace environment. Due to business growth there is an opportunity to join the team as an Occupational Health Technician. Salary: Excellent training… Read more »

Health Technician – East Anglia (Ref: STH528)

Role Summary Optima are a very highly regarded Occupational Health Service Provider, who, among other things, provides Health Screening Services to companies who have a requirement to ensure their employees operate within a healthy workplace environment. Due to business growth there is an opportunity to join the team as an Occupational Health Technician. Salary: Excellent training… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor – London (Ref:STH656)

Role Summary  The role of Occupational Health Advisor will be based in London, covering mainly central London. 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: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional Benefits: 25… 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 Technician (Ref:NTH840)

Role Summary As an Occupational Health Technician, you will join a team of motivated healthcare professionals working for an ambitious and passionate occupational health provider. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus Bank holidays Hours: Full time Location: Home based – travel will be required to cover a… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor – Home based (Ref: MID839)

Role Summary  The role of Occupational Health Advisor will be home based with travel in the midlands, mainly around Derby.  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: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and… Read more »

Senior Service Delivery Manager (Ref:NTH852)

Overview of Role The Senior Service Delivery Manager is responsible for all contract management for the designated OH customers within the sector, including the line management of all designated service operations team supporting the clients/sectors. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Hours: Full time – You will be required to provide 24/7 on-call service… 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 »

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 »

Account Manager (Ref: MID851)

Role Summary The Account Management role is a key role within the National Service Centre part of Optima Health, an Occupational Health business supporting the health of their client’s employees through surveillance, management referrals and on-going wellbeing. The Account Manager will be responsible for the continued management of the NSC contracts through face to face… 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 »

Occupational Health Practise Nurse (Ref: WAL843)

Role Summary The Occupational Health Practise Nurse will deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare in line with Optima’s standards and values. Ensuring the client’s expectations are delivered. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional Benefits: 25 Annual Leave days plus Bank Holidays. Hours: Full Time, permanent Main duties and Responsibilities Conduct… Read more »

Occupational Health Nurse (Ref: NTH 844)

Role Summary We are looking for an Occupational Health Nurse, based in Glasgow to deliver the highest standards in healthcare. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional Benefits: 25 Annual Leave days plus Bank Holidays. Hours: Part time – 22.5 hours (3 days per week) Location: Glasgow Main Duties and Responsibilities Routine Health… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: NTH837)

Occupational Health Advisor (Home based – will be required to cover a variety of locations) 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… 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 »

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: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional Benefits: 25 Annual Leave days… 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 »

Occupational Health Technicians (Ref: GEN01)

Occupational Health Technicians Role Summary We are looking for Occupational Health Technicians. You will provide Health Screening Services to companies who have a requirement to ensure their employees operate within a healthy workplace environment. Full training will be given. Locations: Redditch, Glasgow, Wakefield, Sussex / Crawley (Please advise of your preferred location) Salary: Competitive Salary… Read more »

Peripatetic Occupational Health Advisor (Ref:NTH834)

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: Competitive Salary… 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 »

Screening Nurse (South Ayrshire) (Ref: NTH827)

Role Summary To deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare in line with Working on Wellbeing’s (Work Well) standards and values. Ensuring the client’s expectations are delivered. To deliver health surveillance and screening, lifestyle screening, health promotion and support all OH services as required. Working Hours; Part time, 16 hours over 2 days or… Read more »

Screening Nurse (North Ayrshire) (Ref: NTH828)

Role Summary To deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare in line with Working on Wellbeing’s (Work Well) standards and values. Ensuring the client’s expectations are delivered. To deliver health surveillance and screening, lifestyle screening, health promotion and support all OH services as required. Working Hours; Part time – 16 hours over 2 days… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor – Luton (Ref: STH825)

Occupational Health Advisor (Luton) Role Summary  he role of Occupational Health Advisor will be based mainly in Luton, 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: Competitive Salary dependent on… 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 »

National No Smoking Day – Employers Need Clarity Over Vaping

With National No Smoking Day this month and a government-backed study endorsing vaping as an effective aid to quitting, employers need to consider carefully how they manage vapers in the workplace. Employee health and wellbeing – employers could do with some clarity over vaping March 14 is this year’s National No Smoking Day, the annual… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: STH678)

Occupational Health Advisor (London) 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… Read more »

Sedentary Lifestyles – Helping Employees Stay More Active

With sedentary lifestyles, too many people are letting their muscles waste as they age, physiotherapists have warned, highlighting the value of employers getting a “use it, or lose it” health promotion message out there to employees. Employee health and wellbeing – the ‘use it or lose it’ gains of helping employees to stay more active… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: NTH818)

Occupational Health Advisor (Home Based – with travel in Norfolk) 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 standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary: Competitive Salary… Read more »

Occupational Health Professional (OHA, OT, OH Nurse) (Ref: STH760)

Occupational Health Professional (OHA, OT, OH Nurse) – Lewisham, London Role Summary To deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare in line with Optima Health’s standards and ensuring the client’s expectations are delivered. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional Benefits: 25 Annual Leave days plus Bank Holidays. Hours: Full time Location:… Read more »

Fit Notes To Get A Radical Makeover

The government is bringing forward legislation to extend fit note certification powers to other healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists, psychiatrists and senior nurses. Could this be the game-changer that fit notes have been crying out for? Employee health and wellbeing – fit notes to get a radical makeover The government has signalled it intends to… Read more »

Spreading The Word About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many employees with rheumatoid arthritis feel their employer lacks understanding or awareness of their condition. Research has even suggested that nearly half are being forced to change jobs since the onset of their illness. Employee health and wellbeing – spreading the word about rheumatoid arthritis More than a third (39%) of people with rheumatoid arthritis… Read more »

Presenteeism – Can Employers Do More?

Flu, colds, coughs, sniffles, “Blue Monday” – this is the time of year when “presenteeism” abounds and it is clear employers could still be doing a lot more to manage when it is appropriate, and inappropriate, for unwell employees to be coming into work. Employee health and wellbeing – presenteeism or recognising the value of… Read more »

Long term sickness absence

Employees who feel they are treated unfairly at work are at increased risk of being off sick more frequently and for longer, research has suggested. Managing long term sickness absence effectively,  is about more than just managing when someone is off or returning to work; it is about good management all the time. Employee health… Read more »

Transgender Employees and Implications for the Workplace

Too many transgender employees lack support from their managers in the workplace. Poor awareness about the challenges many people face when transitioning, leave such employees isolated and at risk of being bullied, research has argued. Employee health and wellbeing – understanding and supporting transgender employees  Poor awareness from employers about the challenges many people face… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: MID698)

Occupational Health Advisor (Birmingham) Role Summary  Reporting to the Senior Occupational Health Advisor the 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: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications Additional Benefits: 25 Annual Leave… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: STH680)

Occupational Health Advisor (Basingstoke) Role Summary  Reporting to the Senior Occupational Health Advisor the permanent role of Occupational Health Advisor will be based in Basingstoke 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… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: NTH703)

Occupational Health Advisor (Cumbria) 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 standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional Benefits:… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: NTH690)

Occupational Health Advisor (Derby- occasional travel to York) 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 standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on… Read more »

Administrator/Technician (Ref: MOB737)

Administrator/Technician (Middlesbrough) Role Summary We’re looking for a permanent Administrator/Technician in Middlesbrough (with the ability to travel) to provide Health Screening Services to companies who have a requirement to ensure their employees operate within a healthy workplace environment. Full training will be given. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional Benefits: 25 Annual… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: NTH686)

Occupational Health Advisor Leeds / Sheffield 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 standards, values and contract service specification to meet client expectations. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and… Read more »

Occupational Health Technician (Ref: EAS653)

Occupational Health Technician Milton Keynes Role Summary – We are looking for an Occupational Health Technician. You will provide Health Screening Services to companies who have a requirement to ensure their employees operate within a healthy workplace environment. Full training will be given. Location: Based in Milton Keynes 3 days a week Salary: Competitive Salary… Read more »

Occupational Health Technician (Ref: STH652)

Occupational Health Technician Gillingham / Ashford Role Summary – We are looking for an Occupational Health Technician. You will provide Health Screening Services to companies who have a requirement to ensure their employees operate within a healthy workplace environment. Full training will be given. Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional Benefits: 25… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (Ref: STH693)

Occupational Health Advisor (Bournemouth) 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: Competitive Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Additional… Read more »