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Occupational Health & Wellbeing Deputy Manager

8B

Main area
Occupational Health
Grade
8B
Contract
Fixed term: 18 months (Deputy)
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (none)
Job ref
220-CORP-2933636
Employer
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Whittington Health
Town
London
Salary
£38,890 - £62,001 per annum + HCA pro-rata (dependant on experience)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/02/2021 23:59
Interview date
09/03/2021

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Job overview

Occupational Health Deputy manager- Band 8B – 37.5 hours per week (18 month fixed term contract)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and experienced Senior Occupational Health (OH) Nurse Adviser to deputise for the current OH head of Service at Whittington Health. The role will be based at Whittington hospital. The post holder will be required to assist with the management of all external contracts.

The post offers diversity and an opportunity to gain senior occupational health management experience in this expanding department which has a very good reputation and relationship with the Trust.

Your responsibilities will include deputising for all aspects of the part time manager role. You will act as an advisor to our business clients and Trust managers in relation to specific work environments and health care settings.

 

 

Main duties of the job

 

The OH&WB deputy manager will assist the head of service to promote, maintain and improve the health of the employee, to safeguard the health of employees from risk arising from their work and working environment and to promote the health of the organisation. The department assess the fitness of employees to work, protects the health of employees at work, promotes the health of employees at work, supports individuals with disabilities in both gaining and sustaining employment and works with managers on recruitment and retention of staff and on the reduction of sickness absence.

To support the Head of service to provide leadership and development of the OH&WB service, providing a highly visible presence. To assist with the responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high quality services which are responsive to the needs of the organisation. To develop and coordinate standards of Occupational Health practice and manage the team of professional staff.

 

Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 

 

 

 

Title:                                       Occupational Health & Wellbeing Deputy Manager                    

 

Grade                                                8B - (18 month Fixed term contract)

 

Annual Leave                        27 days per annum increasing to 29 days after 5 years NHS service and 33 days after 10 years NHS service

 

Department                           Occupational Health & Wellbeing

 

Responsible to:                    Head of Occupational Health and Well-being

 

Accountable to:                   Chief Nurse

Whittington

 

 

Whittington NHS Trust situated in North London, is the only Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) in London. It provides first class acute and community healthcare services to people living in the boroughs of Islington and Haringey and to external contracts

 

Post Summary

 

The OH&WB deputy manager will assist the head of service to promote, maintain and improve the health of the employee, to safeguard the health of employees from risk arising from their work and working environment and to promote the health of the organisation. The department assess the fitness of employees to work, protects the health of employees at work, promotes the health of employees at work, supports individuals with disabilities in both gaining and sustaining employment and works with managers on recruitment and retention of staff and on the reduction of sickness absence.

 

To support the Head of service to provide leadership and development of the OH&WB service in liaison with the Clinical Leads, providing a highly visible presence. To assist with the responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high quality services which are responsive to the needs of the organisation. To develop and coordinate standards of Occupational Health practice and manage the team of professional staff. To work with the Head of Service to performance manage all professional staff in the department. To manage the caseload of management referrals with the Clinical Lead for Occupational Medicine, liaising closely with the Employee Relations team. To ensure compliance with Health & Safety legislation and the Equality Act. To implement the dept’s risk management strategies in collaboration with the Governance Department.

The post holder will work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines.

 

DIMENSIONS

 

The Occupational Health & Wellbeing service (OH&WBS)) is provided to all staff of Whittington Trust (4500 employees). The department will also provide an occupational health service to Stanmore Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (1400 employees) and to other organisations who hold contracts for service provision.

 

 

There are 8 professional staff and 5 admin staff in the OH&WBS.

 

The Deputy Occupational Health & Wellbeing Manager works closely with the Clinical Lead for Occupational Medicine, the Employee Assistance Programme lead, providing Staff counselling services, the Manager for Health & Safety, with senior HR professionals, the Employee Relations team, the Infection Prevention and Control consultant and the Infection Control Team, Directorate Managers, Directorate Senior Nurses, senior staff in the Governance Department and Health & Safety specialist advisers, e.g. the Radiation Protection Adviser, the Risk Manager, Trade Union and Safety Representatives. The deputy Occupational Health & Wellbeing manager also works closely with staff from other contractors.

 

The OH&WBS is provided to staff at LIST Contracts and other external organisations.

 

Main duties

 

Service Development & Delivery

  • To assist with managing the delivery of a high quality Occupational Health Service using and developing appropriate electronic records management systems
  • To help plan and evaluate the Occupational Health & Safety Service with the Clinical Leads
  • To contribute to the strategic planning of the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service, identifying resourcing requirements and service standards
  • To deputise at representing the department at a corporate level and to develop relationships with contractors, other service providers and outside agencies
  • To assist Head of service to advise on appropriate Occupational Health standards for the Trust which are in line with current guidance and best practice
  • To advise on appropriate Health & Safety standards for the Trust, in line with current guidance and best practice
  • To work in close collaboration with any system support providers and suppliers to ensure that electronic records management systems are utilised, developed and meet the needs of the Trust

 

Leadership

  • To provide leadership to professional staff in the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service
  • To be visible at corporate and Sector level, acting as a resource for both management and employees who access the services provided (in absence of head of service)
  • To be responsible for developing professional staff within the department
  • To ensure the development of Occupational Health & Wellbeing practice is in line with best practice
  • To ensure ongoing professional development for Occupational Health & Wellbeing professionals
  • To ensure clinical supervision for Occupational Health nursing staff
  • To liaise with other providers to ensure high quality OH standards of practice through the development of protocols and pathway working
  • To manage the local professional development and educational programmes
  • To develop an effective learning environment for all staff

 

Clinical

    • To assist Head of service to provide professional leadership on OH nursing issues within the Trust
    • To act as a resource for employees regarding matters about their health
    • To supervise the development, planning and implementation of programmes of practice including the annual influenza Vaccination programme.
    • To ensure that appropriately trained staff are available to deliver safe, high quality and timely OHS services
    • To develop and monitor clinical performance standards, in conjunction with the Clinical Lead for Occupational Medicine and key stakeholders such as the HR team and clinic
    • To be responsible for ensuring the recruitment of nursing and other professional staff within the department
    • To be responsible for ensuring that all professional staff receive appropriate performance management
    • To monitor the effective use of the department’s budget and other resources including the use and efficiency of any bank or agency staff
  • To provide clinical services within the department, in particular triaging management referrals and assessing.

 

Management of Resources

  • To manage specialist nurses and health and safety professionals within the department
  • To assist with the development and consolidation of an effective business planning process
  • To monitor departmental activities including the allocation of appropriately qualified and competent staff to meet service requirements in a timely manner

 

Management of Quality

  • To maintain audit and quality monitoring systems to ensure effective standards of practice within the department
  • To be accountable for OH&WBS compliance with risk and complaints policies
  • To assist Head of Service in developing an OH&WB strategy and business plan
  • To be responsible for the implementation of the governance agenda at departmental level
  • To provide professional advice on OH nursing and policy
  • To provide professional advice on health and safety

 

Research and Development

  • To contribute to the development of new OH knowledge and policy
  • To participate in mentoring, coaching and development of OH staff employed by the Trust
  • To support the implementation of evidence-based practice
  • To develop and conduct OH research to support changes in practice and the implementation of Department of Health guidelines and best practice

 

General

 

    • To adhere to Whittington Trust values and adopt a professional approach to customer care at all times.
  • To comply with the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy and treat staff, patients, colleagues and potential employees with dignity and respect at all times.
  • To take personal responsibility for promoting a safe environment and safe patient care by identifying areas of risk and following the Incident, Serious Incidents and Near Misses reporting policy and procedure.
  • To take personal responsibility for ensuring that Whittington Health’s resources are used efficiently and with minimum wastage.
  • To comply with Trust policies for personal and patient safety and for prevention of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI); this includes a requirement for rigorous and consistent compliance with Trust policies for hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment and safe disposal of sharps.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures, the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Data Protection Act.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.

 

 

Person specification

Clinical experience

Essential criteria
  • RGN
  • Occupational health qualification
  • 5 years clinical Occupational health experience
Desirable criteria
  • Management experience
  • Management or teaching qualification

Management experience

Essential criteria
  • Management qualification
  • Staff superivision
  • Presentation skills
  • Performance management
Desirable criteria
  • Managing external contracts and KPIs

Quality Mangement

Essential criteria
  • Quality Management experience
  • Experience with presentions
  • Project management skills
  • Team leadership/ Line management experience
Desirable criteria
  • 3 years experience
No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleImproving working livesCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committed

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Cathy Ferguson
Job title
Head of Occupational Health
Email address
catherine.ferguson3@nhs.net
Telephone number
020 7288 3095

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
London
N19 5NF
Telephone
0207 288 5925