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Occupational Health Advisor (Ref:SCT1078)

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. Role… Read more »

Employee Assistance Advisor (Ref:SCT1068)

Role Summary Role Type: Permanent, Full Time Location: Scotland (with site based travel) Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 per annum HELP Employee Assistance, is available to our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Counselling for employees using our service is generally available regardless of location and the HELP helpline… Read more »

Team Leader (Ref:SCT1134)

Role Summary We are seeking an experienced Team Leader required for a fast paced customer helpdesk covering rail clients nationally. Experience in customer service, administration, data protection, appointment booking, filing, correspondence, reports, inbound and outbound calls and previous line management experience is desirable. The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring we deliver a quality customer… Read more »

Transition Coordinator (Ref:UK1125)

Role Summary The role of Transition Coordinator will form a part of the Process Improvement Team, helping to successfully implement our services on behalf of new and existing clients and ensuring company-wide transition projects are delivered on time and to specification. Working with both contract operational leads as well as the Head of Process Improvement,… Read more »

Senior Occupational Health Advisor (Ref:SE1131)

Role Summary We are seeking to recruit a full time, qualified Senior OHA to meet the resource deliverables and objectives for our clients within the rail industry covering LNE, East Midlands and Angilia, with clinical lead responsibility. The work location of this role will be at London Victoria train station. The Senior OHA will be… Read more »

Occupational Health Practice Nurse (Ref:SE1124)

Role Summary An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated OH Practice Nurse with good communication skills and an approachable manner to deliver services to a major blue-chip client. Reporting to the Site Lead Occupational Health Practice Nurse, you will be providing Health Surveillance and Treatment Services to the employees of our Client… Read more »

Service Delivery Manager (Ref:UK1127)

Role Summary Optima Health 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. Committed to improving the effectiveness of our clients by delivering innovative health and wellness solutions,… Read more »

Occupational Health Technician (Ref:MID1126.1)

Role Summary Are you looking for a new career in the health/wellbeing industry? We are recruiting for Health Technicians to join our growing team. 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… Read more »

Quality Improvement Internal Auditor (Ref:MID1117)

Role Summary The role of Quality Improvement Internal Auditor will be directly responsible for carrying out internal audits and preparing audit reports, issuing, logging and tracking corrective actions, reviewing quality data and working with the Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) to identify and target areas of non-conformance. Undertaking for-cause audits and incident investigation will also be… Read more »

Employee Assistance Advisor (REF:UK1122)

Role Summary HELP Employee Assistance™ is available to our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The service provides advice, support and counselling to employees about any personal or work concerns. Our service is generally available regardless of location and the HELP helpline is accessible from anywhere in the… Read more »

Administrator (REF:1119SCT)

Role Summary Working within the Occupational Health team to provide high quality, customer focussed clerical, typing and general administrative assistance to the service in line with contract KPIs. To deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare administration, in line with Optima Health’s standards and values. Role Type: Permanent, Full time Location: Glasgow Salary: £17,500.00… Read more »

Mental Health Advisor (REF:Bristol)

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. This role will also support delivery of other wellbeing services to organisations… Read more »

Mental Health Advisor (REF:Bullingdon)

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. This role will also support delivery of other wellbeing services to organisations… Read more »

Mental Health Advisor (REF:Garth)

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. This role will also support delivery of other wellbeing services to organisations… Read more »

Mental Health Advisor (REF:Haverigg)

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. This role will also support delivery of other wellbeing services to organisations… Read more »

Administrator (REF:SCT1111)

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. Role Type: Permanent, Full-Time (40 hours per week) Location: Glasgow Salary: £16,000 – £17,000 per annum Main Duties and Responsibilities Administration General Administration tasks, answering telephone,… Read more »

Christmas Drinking

As the Christmas office party season starts to ramp up, it makes sense for employers to take a long, hard look at their workplace drinking culture, the effect this may be having on health and wellbeing and inclusivity, and whether they’re being clear enough about what is and what isn’t acceptable behaviour. Employee health and… Read more »

Festive Financial Stress

The run-up to Christmas costs UK families at least an extra £800 on average, highlighting why this time of year can for some be a season of intense financial anxiety rather one of joy and merriment. But there is much employers can do to alleviate and manage financial worry from a health and wellbeing perspective,… Read more »

Respiratory Disease

A government report has warned of the damage being done to our cardiovascular systems by air pollution while, separately, UK health professionals are calling for the biggest shake-up in air quality legislation in 60 years. The fact this month is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month could therefore hardly be more timely when it… Read more »

Administrator (REF:STH1097)

Role Summary Working within the Occupational Health team to provide high quality, customer focussed clerical, typing and general administrative assistance to the service in line with contract KPIs. To deliver and maintain the highest standards of healthcare administration, in line with Optima Health’s standards and values. Main Duties and Responsibilities Administration General Administration tasks, inbound… Read more »

Workplace Bullying

It’s Anti-Bullying Week this week and, with a growing body of evidence suggesting that bullying in childhood can stay with people throughout their adult lives, employers should be using the opportunity to reflect on the support they offer (positively) to victims of bullying or (negatively) to those who instigate or thrive on a bullying culture,… Read more »

Occupational Health Advisor (REF:1087SCT)

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. Promote… Read more »

Stress Awareness

To mark National Stress Awareness Day this week, employers are being asked to create a “Stress Awareness Space” in their organisation where staff can go to share their thoughts and feelings. Of course, employers that offer an Employee Assistance Programme as part of their occupational health and employee health provision already pretty much have this…. Read more »

Occupational Health Counsellor (REF:1080:1081:STH)

Role Summary To provide a confidential counselling and information service and related proactive functions to MPS staff within the context of a multi-specialist occupational health team. Role Type: Permanent, Full-time Location: West Brompton, London Salary: Up to £35,000.00 Main Duties and Responsibilities Management and delivery of occupational health products and service delivery to designated Occupational… Read more »

MI Analyst (REF:MID1065)

Role Summary Reporting to the MI Manager, supporting the delivery of OH services through the provision of Management Information reports produced according to regular cycles and requests to enable accurate and timely business decision making, invoicing and adherence to internal and client key performance indicators. Role Type: Permanent, full time Salary: £22,000.00 – £24,000.00 Location:… Read more »

Stoptober

This month is “Stoptober”, and Optima Health have been supporting workforces with the annual NHS campaign designed to encourage smokers to quit. The number of smokers in the UK is continuing to fall, according to official figures, nevertheless they, and “vapers”, pose a challenge for employers and occupational health professionals alike. Employee health and wellbeing… Read more »

Clinical Team Leader (REF:STH1058)

Role Summary Clinical Team Manager will supervise a team of clinicians, including Occupational Health Advisors and Occupational Health Practice Nurses in the delivery of contracted services. The role holder is expected to demonstrate Optima’s values and drive the clinical team forward ensuring it continues to provide high clinical standards, innovation and value for money services… 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. Role… 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 »

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:MID1062)

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 »

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 »

Resource Planner (REF:MID1031)

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »