• Occupational Health Nurse

    Job Locations UK-Berkshire-Reading
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(25/07/2018 11:41)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    The eight₂O Alliance is a grouping of industry leaders working in collaboration to design and deliver essential improvements to Thames Water’s ageing infrastructure. The multi - £billion contract will be delivered by the 8-partner Alliance which includes two design and build Joint Ventures. Costain’s JV will be predominantly delivering projects in the Thames Valley and Thames South Regions. There is a mix of Waste Water Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure, and Water Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure projects across the framework. 


    This role is a full-time position supporting Eight2O. The successful candidate will initially be recruited on a 9-month fixed term contract which will be subject to review and may be extended to 12 months.

    What will I be doing?

    The occupational health nurse will work within a multi-disciplinary team, operate within the construction workplace and contribute to the health and wellbeing of Costain, the Client and employees of subcontractors appointed across the framework.


    • Providing advice to the framework management team on all aspects of occupational health & wellbeing
    • Working with the client and other JV partners to develop and deliver a clear framework OH strategy and health & wellbeing promotion initiatives.
    • Assessing the work environment for potential occupational health problems
    • Monitoring employee exposure to hazardous substances/environments and undertaking statutory health surveillance and non-statutory health monitoring
    • Reviewing information on health induction paperwork and providing appropriate advice
    • Conducting Fitness for Work assessments for staff undertaking safety critical role
    • Conducting drugs & alcohol testing in line with the Chain of Custody Protocol
    • Undertaking assessments of subcontract partners and advising on the effectiveness of their occupational health services
    • Managing subcontract occupational health service providers
    • Conducting wellbeing clinics/cholesterol checks etc.
    • Undertaking DSE, pregnant ladies and young person’s risk assessments when required
    • Undertaking a triage role with regard to injuries sustained as a result of accidents on site (where appropriate) & administering treatments for minor injuries
    • Advising on disability issues in the workplace
    • Undertaking a role in attendance management.
    • Developing return to work strategies following serious injury or a period of prolonged ill health
    • Maintaining the framework’s health records in line with in line with Data Protection law
    • Keeping up to date with legal and professional changes associated with occupational health practice
    • Maintaining own registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council



    About you

    The candidate must:

    • have two years' post-registration practice required and a specialist qualification in occupational health nursing practice. Degree preferred
    • be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
    • preferably have experience in a construction or building environment
    • have a confident personality and the interpersonal skills needed to interact with personnel at all levels
    • be able to deliver presentations/Tool Box Talks to the workforce on health & wellbeing issues
    • have excellent organisational skills
    • be computer literate
    • be able to work on own initiative when required.
    • have a flexible attitude towards working hours.
    • hold a full Driving Licence
    • live within a commutable distance of Reading or Hampton, which will be the initial base, and able to travel to other Costain sites as required.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.




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