Occupational Health Nurse – Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal

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Job Description


BCur Nursing degree/diploma in General Nursing
BTech Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing
Dispensing License
Current South African Nursing Council (SANC) registration mandatory
Expert knowledge of the, Mine Health and Safety Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act), Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 17020-201
Certificate in audiometry, spirometry, and vision screening
Computer proficiency
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Occupational Health

Duties & Responsibilities:

Perform all duties in accordance with South African Nursing Council (SANC), Department of Health (DOH) and National Core Standards
Adhere to the principles and standards of Patient Advocacy according to SANC Acts and Omissions, Company Code of Conduct, Patient Rights and Responsibilities Charter, National Millennium Development goals and responsibility of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Ensure a continuous supply of medical consumables for the clinic
Compile and maintain a database of medical records for all clients, patients and staff where required
Devise a working knowledge of, and understand the Occupational Health Strategy, in order to contribute towards overall clinic goals
Monitor and control chronic conditions impacting the client organisation’s employees’ ability to perform their tasks
Identify trends related to specific hazard exposures and ensure preventative measures are in place
Provide expert input into incident investigations.
Conduct pre-employment medical examinations in accordance to medical examination protocols
Provide baseline health status determining fitness for duty
Report and assist on all injuries on duty and occupational diseases related to occupational exposure