Trainee Occupational Health Nurse

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/12/2023 23:59
£30,296 - £33,024 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information
About Us
We work hard to make Newcastle a great place in which to live, work, and visit. As a unitary authority, we are responsible for providing all local government services within the city including social services, waste management, housing, and education. We are committed to making our residents’ lives happier and healthier.

You will be part of the diverse, talented, and resourceful teams that are striving to deliver our ambitions for our great city. If you are just as passionate and committed as us to making a difference to Newcastle and our people, join us and make a real difference.

Our colleagues are committed to our values of proud, fair, and ambitious which are at the centre of everything we do.
The Job
An exciting new vacancy has arisen for a newly registered degree level nurse to train in the specialty of occupational health nursing for Newcastle City Council.  You will work in the Civic Centre but at times can work from home. The unit is led by the nurse manager and the trainee nurse will be expected to work as part of the team to deliver a comprehensive occupational health service to Council employees. The trainee nurse will be funded/supported in obtaining an occupational health, health surveillance, and health and safety qualifications. The unit plays an integral part in the Council’s agenda for promoting a healthy workforce and managing attendance.
You will be part of a team delivering a comprehensive occupational health service to Council employees. The nurse’s role, when assessed as competent, will include carrying out sickness absence consultations (face to face and virtual), pre-employment medicals including vision screening, health surveillance assessments and vaccinations, alongside supporting the wellbeing agenda. Support with be given by the nurse manager in developing into the specialism of occupational health nursing. Engaging with and liaison with other Council officers is an integral part of this role.
The Candidate
The successful individual should have excellent customer service skills and be registered as a degree level nurse and be willing to continue studying to become a specialist occupational health nurse.
In return for your skills, attributes & knowledge, you will be mentored and supported in developing into the community specialism of occupational health nursing joining a values-based organisation which prides itself on employee engagement, with an excellent employment package and a rewarding career.

This role comes with a highly competitive benefits package including salary progression, flexible working, and continuous professional development. In addition to this we support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, employee support programme and access to a several salary sacrifice schemes.  

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference and would embrace the opportunity of joining an experienced occupational health team to support the employees and managers of Newcastle City Council, this is the role for you.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is working in regulated activity.  If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s).  It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity. 
Further Information and Applying
For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Scott, occupational health nurse manager by emailing: amanda.j.scott@newcastle.gov.uk or telephone 0191 2115661.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

Closing date: 01.12.2023
Shortlisting will take place week of 04.12.2023 and you will need to be available for interview on 12.12.2023.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.