Occupational Health Nursing Practitioner

Life Occupational health / Employee Wellness
Samancor Middelburg Ferro Chrome
Occupational Health Nursing Practitioner

A full day vacancy exists for a qualified and experienced Occupational Health Nurse reporting to the Business Manager. The successful candidate will be based at a client site in Middelburg, Mpumalanga Province and will be responsible for the rendering of a quality Occupational Healthcare Services which are effective, efficient and meet and exceed the client’s expectations and requirements.

Critical Outputs

Implementation and maintenance of a quality and effective on-site Occupational, Primary Health program:

  • Conduct examinations and tests, in accordance with an annual Medical Surveillance Matrix, Occupational Health Plan and Program.
  • Provide effective first line emergency treatment, when required. This would include in-service training of qualified First Aiders and the compiling of a Clinic Emergency Plan.
  • Work closely with the on-site Occupational Medical Practitioner (OMP), to facilitate legal and contractual compliance and Client satisfaction.
  • Identify, refer and follow up employees with abnormal test results or identified illnesses or injuries.
  • Provide feedback regarding fitness to work and alternative placement, when required.
  • Assist the OMP with the trending of the medical surveillance results, to identify areas of concern that would require intervention and corrective measures.
  • Provide information regarding proposed control and corrective measures, to assist the Client with the reduction of identified occupational health risks and hazards, to which the employees are, or may be exposed to.
  • Assist the OMP with the conducting of scheduled walkthrough Occupational Health Risk Assessments and the compiling of feedback reports to the Client.
  • Implement and maintain a chronic illness monitoring program.
  • Assist the Client with ability to work assessment, when required.
  • Compile and submit accurate and professional monthly reports, on the required dates, in the required formats.
  • Assist the Client with the overall improvement of employee wellness, through clinic consultations, the implementation and maintenance of a monthly health awareness program.
  • Ensure clinic stock is ordered on time, in accordance with the monthly budget, minimum and maximum stock levels.
  • Assist with quarterly stock takes.
  • Ensure compliance to professional, clinical, ethical, quality standards, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in Life Health Solutions’ clinic audits and assist with external Client audits.
  • Ensure compliance to the required administrative systems, which would include COID/RMA administration of employees injured at work.
  • Provide regular feedback required by the Client.
  • Registered as an Occupational Health Nurse with SANC
  • Competency certificates in:
  • Audiometry (registered with SASHON)
  • Lung Function testing (Spirometry)
  • Vision Screening
  • Dispensing
  • Work well within a team.
  • Good organisational and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Computer literacy and proficiency (MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
  • Own transport and accommodation.
  • Candidates who are results orientated, focus on the rendering of quality services, are customer orientated, have the ability to manage and control clinic costs, will be most suitable for this position.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Influencing Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Drive and energy
  • Ability to manage and motivate staff
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships & networking
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Proficient in clinic administration and data capturing
Closing date
Friday, May 10, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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