Occupational Health Nurse – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Are you an experienced Occupational Health Nurse looking for a rewarding job at an exciting Fire Rescue Service?  Do you enjoy working with people and have great people skills?

You can help West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service by joining our Occupational Health Unit helping us to maintain staffing by ensuring that the people who save lives are healthy and fit to do their roles.

What we offer: an excellent package including generous holiday entitlement, family friendly working, 37-hour week flexible working arrangements, local government pension scheme, free onsite parking, Sports and Social Club with free use of gym, an Employee Assistance Programme, cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes.

Job Purpose: to assist the Senior Occupational Health Nurse in providing a comprehensive Occupational Health service to both prospective and existing employees.

Key Responsibilities: you will carry out health surveillance and medicals, undertake pre-employment assessments/medical screening and assist with sickness absence management, both physical and mental health for operational fire fighters and support staff.  You will also provide health and wellbeing advice to all employees and undertake health promotion campaigns.

Essential requirements: 

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a current Registered General Nurse qualification; a recognised Occupational Health Nursing qualification who is also a member of the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
  • You will have experience of performing medicals, sickness absence management and health screening within an Occupational Health team. You will work with a wide range of people across the organisation so good interpersonal skills are a must as is the need to abide by confidentiality.
  • You will need to plan and prioritise your workload so good organisational skills are essential, as is the ability work on your own initiative.
  • We are committed to good quality data, and you will need to maintain accurate records and be proficient in the use of IT applications.

The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check and the possession of a current valid driving licence.

Joining a first-rate organisation, you will have the job satisfaction of knowing each day that you are contributing to the success of one of just six metropolitan fire and rescue services in the UK, supporting over 950 firefighters who work round the clock to help people and save lives.

We are a caring organisation, promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life – just as long as you can show commitment to our values such as integrity and teamwork.

We offer an excellent package as outlined above. Job share applicants welcome.

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For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers

Closing date for all applications is 25th February 2024.

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All correspondence will usually be sent to your email account registered with the online recruitment system rather than by letter. Please check your email account regularly.

If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed above for more details and click on ‘Apply’ for the application form.

Please note we do not accept CVs. If you are viewing this vacancy on ‘jobsindeed’ or other external platform, the only way to apply for this vacancy is to visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/ and complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

Closing date: February 25 2024

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