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Occupational Health Nurse Advisor

Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom
October 27, 2016

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I Joined occupational health ** years ago and have skills and experience in all aspects of occupational health nursing in both the private and public sectors. Have worked effectively in a team but also proficient in working without direct clinical supervision and able to manage own caseload. Keen to promote a positive attitude to well-being at work, ensuring a safe, healthy workplace by actively promoting good health and advising on best practice.


1982 Registered Nurse – General (level 2), Certificate in Nursing Studies

2000 Registered Nurse – Adult, Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing Studies

2007 Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse – OH Degree

Clinical Work Experience

Counselling – experience of basic counselling within occupational health setting – appropriate onward referral to Employee Assistance Programme or to Occupational Physician.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor – including assessment of and advice to staff reporting any physical discomfort associated, or potentially associated with workstation use.

First Aid – emergency first aid as required at client sites.

Hand Arm Vibration – I have much experience in performing HAVS assessment including managing a HAVS programme for approximately 2000 employees throughout the North East of Scotland and Tayside.

Health Promotion – comprehensive lifestyle medicals including health promotion advice. Sourcing and distribution of health promotion materials. Health promotion activities for clients within industrial settings

Medicals – pre-employment, fork lift truck drivers. Clinical investigations including spirometry, phlebotomy, audiometry, vision screening and drug testing.

Clinical Work Experience (continued)

Sickness Absence – monitoring sickness absence within client companies, liaising with appropriate support services to help facilitate early return to work, modification of workplace, organisation of appropriate assistance/support etc.


Worked as Senior Occupational Health Nurse for a number of years within an extensive occupational health team. Responsible for team performance and developing plans to deliver to the required performance level.

Involvement in setting and reviewing of policies and standards.

Capable of liaising with external service providers and ensuring quality, best practice and standards always met.


Broad experience of general administration including typing, filing, answering telephone, maintaining accurate medical notes, ensuring safe and secure storage of confidential medical documents.

Excellent touch typist.

Good basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Personal Qualities

Capable of communication effectively at all levels and experience of dealing with challenging behaviours.

Works effectively independently and as part of a team.

Capable of working autonomously (whilst recognising and practising within professional boundaries.


1982 Enrolled Nurse, Foresterhill College, Aberdeen.

1993 Access to Degree Course, Aberdeen University.

1997 BSc in Nutrition & Dietetics (Hons. 2:1), The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

2000 Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

2006 BA community health nursing (occupational health nursing) with specialist practice.

Occupational History

Occupational Health Nurse Advisor

Iqarus, Forest Grove House, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen. April 98 – October 16

Enrolled Nurse,

Raeburn Nursing Agency

Aberdeen Dec 97 – April 98

Basic grade dietician,

Glan Clwyd District Hospital NHS Trust June 97- Dec 97

Student, The Robert Gordon University Sept 93 – June 97

Enrolled Nurse,

Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen July 90 – June 93

Enrolled Nurse,

The Grosvenor Nursing Agency, London, Jan 89 – May 89

Enrolled Nurse,

Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen Feb 88 – July 88

Enrolled Nurse,

Greenwich District Hospital, London Aug 86 – July 87

Enrolled Nurse, Mayday Hospital, Croydon April 86 – Aug 86

Enrolled Nurse, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen Feb 82- Feb 86

Professional Development

April 1998

Liberty Occupational Health training in basic health screening procedures

June 1998


August 1998

Drug Screening

September 1998

Industrial Audiometry

September 1998

Spirometry Workshop

November 1998

First Aid at Work

June 1999

Counselling Skills

November 1999

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

December 1999

Bereavement Counselling

March 2000

Display Screen Assessors course

April 2000

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Anaphylaxis update

June 2000

TREC introduction to travel health

July 2000

Basic travel health procedures competency

December 2000

Manual handling assessor training

January 2001

Train the trainer course

March 2001

British Dietetic Association, obesity management study day

May 2001

Reducing sickness absence

November 2001

First Aid at Work

May 2002

Evaluation, diagnosis and management of RSI

October 2002

Step change in safety – your move

November 2002

First responder defibrillation

October 2003

A continuing professional development study day

March 2004

TREC, the basic requirements, 2 day travel health course

April 2004

HAVS – Recent advances and impending legislative requirement

May 2004

First responder defibrillation

August 2004

First Aid at Work

October 2004

Fire warden training

May 2005

Basic introduction to counselling

August 2005

JMS chain of custody drug screening

September 2005

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Anaphylaxis update

November 2005

COSHH Awareness

January 2006

HAVS – Faculty of occupational health approved course

May 2011

First Aid at Work

May 2011

Spirometry at Work

September 2011

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Anaphylaxis update

June 2013

HAVS update – Faculty of occupation health approved course

February 2014

Synergy chain of custody drug screening

February 2014

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Anaphylaxis update

July 2014

Amplivox Spirometry Course

December 2014

General Blood Borne Viruses Training Course

January 2015

Accredited Measure of Shoulder Breath

April 2015

Internal Auditors Course for Management Systems

June 2015

Amplivox Occupational Audiometry Course

September 2015

Update on CPR, automated external defibrillation & management of anaphylaxis

September 2015

Train the trainer, Sample collection procedures for dug testing using a chain of custody kit

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