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Occupational Health Nurse Job in Kilifi Kenya


Occupational Health Nurse

Reference Number:OHN-08-12

Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Grade: 5.1

Location: Kilifi

Country: Kenya

Summary:

To provide and co-ordinate the daily activities of the Programme's Occupational Health Service so as to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees and continued compliance with Occupational Health Safety statutory requirements and current best practices.

Reporting Lines:


Post holder will Report to the Health and Safety Officer.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct health surveillance programmes including prevention of infection and any form of workplace injury in individuals potentially at risk from their work and in staff who need to travel for work.
  • Proactively work towards the prevention of laboratory allergic sensitisers and continuously monitor individuals working with toxic, infectious materials or any other hazardous substances.
  • Review and assess pre-employment medical history forms and carry out appropriate follow ups and referrals.
  • Participate in developing and implementing an Occupational Health Database for the Programme.
  • Give occupational health seminars, presentations and induction sessions; train/ teach first aiders who require specialised training for work-related hazards.
  • Coordinate implementation of preventative health promotion and education clinics for staff on both occupational and non-occupational health risks.
  • Undertaking workplace risk assessments, for example, ergonomics of work stations, stress at workplace, etc, present findings and make  appropriate recommendations based on assessment.
  • As a member of the Health and Safety Committee, actively participate and provide written recommendations to the Committee on all aspects of occupational health nursing requirements.
  • Liaise with staff from other relevant service departments, for example the Fire Wardens and Safety Officers.
  • Coordinating pre-employment, annual and specialised medical examinations, health surveillance activities, administering vaccines to staff and keeping accurate records.
  • Participate as a key player in the First Aid Programme and contribute technical support during first aid continuous professional development sessions.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Skills and Competence:

Qualification and experience:
  • Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN)
  • Recognised training/ qualification in occupational health
  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing occupational health services
  • Experience in infection controls
  • Experience working with databases
  • Computer literate; proficiency in Microsoft Applications.
Competencies:
  • Ability to provide sound and relevant advice/ guidance to a variety of audiences
  • Meticulous, attentive to detail and follow through skills with the ability for timely execution of tasks to completion
  • Tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • Proactive and initiative
  • Capacity to work independently and with small or large teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment.
Application Procedure:
 
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All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 16th August 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer.  Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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