Fixed Term Contract – 06 Months to be based in Durban.

Main Purpose of the Job:
Provides and manages the provision and maintenance of occupational health and specialist related services in a safe and secure manner.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist where necessary in providing and coordinating Occupational Health Service
  • Provide health education by informing staff of potential workplace hazards to protect themselves against occupationally acquired diseases.
  • Assist in coordinating workplace Risk Assessments by a multidisciplinary Occupational Health team to determine preventative and/or corrective strategies and ensure a healthy and safe working environment.
  • Assist and co-ordinate routine Medical Surveillance Program for staff to establish baseline health data profiles for staff health monitoring.
  • Perform all requirements for case management and documentation in order to comply with Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID)
  • Implement and manage the Occupational Health Services for all Client institutions (Public & Private companies).
  • Perform, co-ordinate and facilitate patient’s consultations.
  • Liaise with companies and employees on information needed.
  • Participate in and support Research Projects within Occupational Health Nurse Scope of Practice.

Key Competency Requirements:
– 4 year Nursing diploma
¦ Diploma in Occupational health nursing (specialisation)
¦ Registration with SANC
¦ Valid driver’s licence
¦ Practical nursing experience (3 years)
– Short course / certificate in required counselling discipline [e.g. HIV/Aids, TB, etc. (desirable)]
¦ Proficiency in MS Office.
¦ Knowledge of Occupational Health principles and relevant legislation
¦ Strong written and verbal communication skills
¦ Excellent interpersonal skills
¦ Ability to maintain confidentiality
¦ Administrative skills
¦ Analytical skills.
¦ Report writing skills.
¦ Presentation skills.
¦ Attention to detail
¦ Ability to work under pressure.

Desired Skills:

  • occupational nursing
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • sanc
  • research projects
  • Risk Assessment
  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases
  • patient’s consultations

Desired Work Experience:

  • 2 to 5 years

Desired Qualification Level & Accreditations:

  • Diploma
  • South African Nursing Council

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