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Occupational Health Technician (REF1407)

Job Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Following training and assessment, the OHT will undertake agreed clinical activities relevant to Optima Health occupational health services including phlebotomy, taking blood pressures, drug and alcohol screening and health surveillance.
  • Assist in undertaking a range of service items e.g. Drivers medicals, Well Person medicals and any other service that may be required.
  • Undertake workplace visits for any issues relating to health at work relating to the OHT’s scope of practice.
  • Be accountable for delivery, recording and reporting health surveillance and escalating results of concern to a specialist clinician, either nursing or medical.
  • Carry out infection and immunity screening for staff and take appropriate action according to established policies and protocols.
  • Ensure the delivery of the highest possible standards of quality assured, evidence-based practice.
  • Work unsupervised at times both in the department and at other premises, delivering high standard OH services to clients allocated to their care.
  • Assist the Occupational Nursing Staff in supporting the clinical activities of the business.
  • Be responsible for cleaning and stock checking clinical areas as per protocols and checklists. Help maintain clinical supplies and ensure that all clinical rooms are suitably maintained on a daily basis for the clinics to be carried out.
  • Comply with all Optima Health policies, procedures and practices and to be responsible for keeping up to date with any changes to these;
  • Help promote the health and wellbeing of employees.

Experience, skills and knowledge required for the role

Essential

  • Experience or NVQ level 2/3 or similar technical certificates required for this post. e.g.
  • Audiometry
  • Spirometry
  • Phlebotomy
  • HAVS Tiers 1 & 2
  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Optima Health's values;
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent abilities in establishing, maintaining and developing internal and external business relationships;
  • Time Management, planning and organisation required. Ability to prioritize and adjust as appropriate, own workload to ensure tasks are progressed/completed in timely manner.
  • To be able to demonstrate they have worked within a health care setting or similar discipline and are able to undertake and perform technical procedures;
  • Experience and confident of working with IT systems;
  • Have working knowledge of health and safety legislation;
  • Willingness to travel as required by the business;
  • Willingness to drive an Optima Health mobile OH unit to deliver OH Services;
  • Attend regular team training and contribute towards the development of ‘new ways of working’;
  • To undertake chaperone duties;
  • To undertake any other duties, which are reasonably required.

Desirable

  • Competent to undertake training of new staff, bank staff or temporary staff and to supervise work until competencies are secured.
  • Competent to deliver Substance Abuse Testing (SAT).
  • Willingness to undertake training to deliver vaccinations.

Job Type: Full-time

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