Occupational Health Technician

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About this vacancy

  • Contract Type

    Full Time
  • Duration

    Permanent
  • Functions

    Health and safety / Science / Sport
  • Start Date

    Feb 2019 start expected
  • Location

    Redditch - but requires travel
  • Salary

    Competitive
Closing Date: 31st December 2018 Apply Now

Occupational Health Technician

About this vacancy

Are you looking for a new career in the health/wellbeing industry?

We are recruiting for Health Technicians to join our growing team:

  • Excellent training with competitive rates of pay and allowances.
  • Must be flexible as role requires frequent UK wide travel with weekly staying away Monday to Friday.
  • Must have a full UK driving license and confident in commuting long distances on a regular basis.
  • Ideally we recruit sports science graduates but will consider applicants with relevant experience in the health and wellbeing industry.

Occupational Health Technician (UK Based)

Optima Health are a very highly regarded Occupational Health Service Provider, who, among other things, provides Health Screening Services to companies who have a requirement to ensure their employees operate within a healthy workplace environment. Due to business growth there is an opportunity to join the team as an Occupational Health Technician. Full training is given with this role.

Duties will include:

  • Provision of health screening and health surveillance program, across a number of sites over the UK.
  • Day to day maintenance of health screening equipment and facilities
  • Recording and maintaining clear, concise medical records
  • Ensuring safe storage of medical records and equipment when offsite
  • Driving mobile health screening units as required
  • Maintaining high professional standards at all times
  • Demonstrate compliance with general mobile services standard procedures for mobile screening
  • Consistently apply standard procedures for completion of clinical notes, data protection, handling of medical records and acquiring consent for all investigations
  • Work to strict protocols and procedures set by medical professionals within Working on Wellbeing.

Technicians are required to demonstrate, or develop through their training period, competency in the performance of a wide variety of screening tests and techniques, including the following:

  1. Height, weight, abdominal circumference and calculation of BMI.
  2. Blood pressure.
  3. Spirometry.
  4. Audiometry & Otoscope.
  5. Urinalysis.
  6. Vision Testing.
  7. Cholesterol Testing.
  8. Use of Cardiovascular Risk Assessor.
  9. Mobility & Musculoskeletal Assessment.
  10. Skin Health Surveillance.
  11. HAVS Health Surveillance.
  12. Chester Step Fitness testing.
  13. Phlebotomy for PSA Testing.
  14. Face Fit Mask Testing for BA Users.

Skills & Experiences

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach to work.
  • Basic IT skills, use of Excel, Word, Outlook and web based applications.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new techniques and skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel with requirements of overnight stays in hotels on a regular basis.
  • Full clean driving license.
  • Experience in a health screening or medical environment is desirable.
  • Health related qualifications are preferable, e.g Sports Science degree, but similar workplace/educational experiences considered.

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