Our client in the manufacturing industry is currently looking to employ an Occupational Health Nurse.

This position will be based in Uitenhage.



  • Fitness Medicals – Pre – employment / entry, pre – placement, periodic, transfer medical examination
  • Exit / termination medical examinations to establish the state of health of the employee that could have been influenced by the exposure to his work environment.
  • Medical surveillance programs, including Biological Monitoring and Hearing Conservation programmes
  • Assessment, Investigation, Treatment and Follow up of IOD’s (injury on duty). Return to work assessments to establish is employee is medically fit to resume duties after IOD.
  • Primary Health Care and Emergency Care
  • PHC clinics, management of minor ailments and injuries, family planning,
  • Health screenings, health campaigns and Health education in general which includes TB, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Disease, EAP education on a one to one basis
  • Provide Pre- and Post- test counselling for HIV (VCT)
  • Chronic disease management
  • Call outs for emergencies, managing and referral of emergencies
  • Administration includes:
  • Record keeping and electronic health records
  • Statistics
  • Sick leave administration
  • Medicine Control
  • Injury on duty (IOD)
  • Using medicine, materials and other equipment in the most cost effective and caring manner without changing the high standard of health care delivered.

Education and Experience:

  • National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science
  • Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council
  • Exposure and completion of courses in Spirometry, Audiometry and Vision Screening would be advantageous
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant nursing experience, of which 3 years should be as an Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner (OHNP)


Skills, Attributes and Other requirements:

  • Ability to take responsibility and accountability
  • Good analytical skills
  • High capability to act in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of nursing process i.e. Observation. Planning, Action, Evaluation,
  • Assertiveness
  • Good decision making skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook


Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying.

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