Vacancy details

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
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 Advisor to our friendly and passionate HR team.

 


Purpose:


The post-holder will be expected to provide professional, objective occupational health advice to all relevant stakeholders, undertaking case management and provide reports and advice to managers and employees including return to work and rehabilitation programmes.

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


Qualifications:


OH qualified
Significant case management experience
Excellent report writing skills
Ability to work independently
Experience of health screening
IT literate
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:


5 days per week between Monday and Friday
Occasional evening/weekend work required
Report to HR Manager