Vacancy details

Bodmin, Cornwall, England
Description

Kepak is an Irish owned food company, serving international markets, restaurants and household food service names with prime cuts of meat, on trend food service solutions and ready-for-market convenience foods.

With over 50 years’ expertise in the meat craft, we are still leading the way with bespoke innovations and highly successful, international food brands.

We are currently looking to add an Occupational Health Nurse to our friendly and passionate team.

Purpose: 

As part of the HR team, is responsible for providing day to day onsite support with regards to attendance, fitness for work, pre-employment medicals and health surveillance. The role requires the ability to provide expert advice in respect of legislative requirements and best practice relating to Occupational Health.

Main Duties:

To provide onsite support with pre-employment fitness medical checks for all successful permanent and agency applicants

To carry out assessments and reviews for any medical concerns arising through sporadic or long term sickness

To provide expert, comprehensive and evidence based case management reports for referrals including fitness for work, attendance, reasonable adjustments and other requests for OH advice

To provide expert advice in relation to legislative requirements and best practice

To evaluate the results of medicals, surveillance and reviews and provide advice and/or escalate as necessary

To observe activities in the production (and other) areas and advise with regards to best practice, support and adjustments within the working environment

To communicate with external parties as appropriate e.g. GPs, Specialists etc.

Review and advise on relevant Risk assessments

Work with and advise the H&S Manager where necessary e.g. procedure changes that may affect employees medically, potential adjustments / equipment, accidents / incidents etc.

To proactively plan all company medical requirements including:

  • Audiometry
  • Spirometry
  • Skin assessment
  • HAV Assessment
  • Respiratory Mask fit
  • DSE / Workplace ergonomics
  • Mobile Plant Medicals (Fork Lift Truck etc.)
  • Bandsaw assessments
  • Night Risk Assessments

Research and consideration of employee welfare activities, benefits and business improvements to support a healthy working environment

Qualifications: 

OH qualified 

Significant case management experience 

Excellent report writing skills 

Ability to work independently 

Experience of health screening 

IT Iliterate 

To be able to demonstrate a proactive and self-motivated approach to work

Have the ability to maintain and / or to manage confidentiality appropriately and professionally

Ability to work flexibly in line with the needs of the business

Other:

3 days per week between Monday and Friday 

Ocassional Evening work required 

Report to HR Manager