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QUALIFICATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: · Candidates must be currently registered on the General Division of the Register of Nurses maintained by the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board · Two to three years general experience post graduation. · Some experience in health screening would be an advantage. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES · The main role of the Health Screening Nurse is in the clinical assessment of employees who attend the Unit. It takes the form of performing ECG, Blood Biochemistry Analysis, Urine Analysis and Screening, Audiometry and relevant occupational history. · Carrying out workplace based programmes in (a) hearing conservation, (b) Vaccination. · Taking medical history and carrying out the Screening aspects of Pre-employment medical examinations. ROLE AND PURPOSE: · To act as a front line person in carrying out the functions of the Occupational Health Unit which are as follows: · Develop and implement occupational health policies and standards. · Implement health surveillance programmes for high risk groups. · Perform health assessments as part of the recruitment process (i.e. pre employment medical examination). · Monitor ill health and absence attributed to sickness. · Advise on rehabilitation following long term sickness and medical retirement where appropriate. · Monitor health and welfare following an accident or injury at work. · Provide health promotion and education within the workforce. · Educate staff in the promotion and adherence to health and safety legislation guidelines in association with Safety Departments, the Department of Human Resources, Line Managers and other relevant professionals. · Implement appropriate immunisation policies. · Provide general health checks on request for employees and pre retirement medical examination. · Provide a specialist occupational health resource for the 270 contracted primary care General Practitioners who provide for the health needs of the vast majority of employees and their dependents within the CIE Group of Companies. · Provide a confidential counselling service for employees with psychological and emotional problems which may impact negatively on their working and personal lives. · The Unit acts as an academic training practice for the Specialist Registrar Training Programme in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. · Develop and implement specific targeted programmes within the CIE Group of Companies e.g. Work Positive Programme (for Stress) and Drug/Alcohol Programmes. · Liase closely with Occupational Health Units in transport companies across the world in order to maintain optimal occupational health standards in the day to day operation of the Unit. · Interact with statutory agencies of the State on behalf of the CIE Group of companies when necessary. KEY QUALITIES: · Good team player. · Adaptable. · High energy and enthusiasm. · Willingness to learn and acquire new skills. · Excellent communication skills. · Committed to delivering a high quality service. · Willingness to travel within Ireland. GENERAL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES: · Contribute to the Occupational Health Nursing Units overall charter to deliver a comprehensive Occupational Health service to the employees of the three CIE Operating Companies. · To carry out duties which may be required by the Chief Medical Officer, Senior Occupational Health Nurse or Senior Management. · Keep informed of developments in field of health screening in order to maximise the effectiveness of the service delivered. PERFORMANCE MEASURES PEOPLE: Satisfaction of employees with services provided by the Occupational Health Unit. OPERATIONAL: Satisfaction of Human Resource and Line Management with the services provided by the Occupational Health Unit. COMMERCIAL: Meeting budget targets on an annual basis.SALARY: Salary will be on the Staff Nurse Scale as recommended by the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board.

Ref: SD.15853.HSN

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