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Part Time Band 6 Occupational Health Nurse Advisor

Job Reference: J221-A-21-33790

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Medical Centre Culdrose, RNAS Culdrose, HMS Seahawk, TR12 7RH
£31,365-£37,890 pro-rata *Pay award pending

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Here at the Occupational Medical team, Her Majesty's Ship (HMS) Seahawk, we are an inclusive and dedicated organisation working to provide excellent care to our entitled personnel.

Are you an Occupational Health Nurse Advisor looking for a fascinating role, working alongside the military, that offers numerous benefits and opportunities for career-development in an excellent team?

You will provide autonomous Specialist Practitioner advice on all Occupational Health (OH) Matters; ensuring the development, delivery and on-going review of a comprehensive OH Service, for both Military and Ministry of Defence (MOD) entitled civilians.

The position is offered at 30.5hrs per week.

We offer the following employee benefits:

  • NHS Pension
  • Free parking
  • Access to gym
  • Onsite pay as you dine catering facilities
  • Inclusive working environment

Duties and responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:


  • Managing and prioritising own workload efficiently and effectively.
  • Participating in the development of key occupational health nursing policies and procedures. Producing reports when required

Teaching/clinical supervision

  • Assisting in identifying training needs and coordinating the assessment of nurses undertaking the practice elements for Occupational Health specialist practitioner course.
  • Mentoring Nurses and pre-registration students undergoing training.
  • Managing the provision of cost efficient Health Promotion and Health education programmes relevant to the needs of the employer and individual clients.

Please pay particular attention to the attached Job Description and Person Specification, which outlines the role requirements in further detail.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following

Technical Skills Framework:

  • NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication
  • NHS Core – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security
  • NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB1 – Promotion of Health & Wellbeing

Essential Criteria

  • Registered General Nurse – Part 1 and Part 3 Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)register (exceptionally may be on Part 3 only) Specialist Practitioner Occupational Health Nursing – degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in occupational health practice in a variety of settings with 3 years at National Health Service (NHS) Band 6 or equivalent.

To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application.

Further Information:

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If found successful for this position, you will be required to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B. Failure to provide evidence of your immunity may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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