OH Staffing – Weekly Blog 27.06.19

Posted On 27 Jun 2019

OH Staffing – Weekly Blog

Recruitment News

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) released its Jobs Outlook for the first half of 2019 and it found:-

The net balance of employers’ confidence in the prospects for the UK economy improved by 3 percentage points

The UK workforce increased by 0.1% in February–April 2019

Self-employment rose by 74,000 (1.5%) quarter-on-quarter to 4,913,000 (15.0% of the workforce)

The UK unemployment rate was 3.8% in February–April 2019 – At 1,304,000

15% of UK employers had made redundancies in the year to March–May 2019 – significantly lower than a year earlier (20%).

39% of UK employers who hire temporary agency workers stated that agency worker pay rates were higher than the permanent equivalent

50% of UK employers that hire agency workers rate their use as important for managing fast-changing organisational requirements

Occupational Health News

Reported in Global railway review it was said:-

Despite the steps taken by the rail industry to take care of its workforce, more needs to be done to ensure the health of employees is a priority.

It has been highlighted that there are serious occupational and mental health issues that the workforce need to be protected from

Keith Morey, a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Railway Group, believes recently-published figures from the UK’s Office of Road and Rail (ORR) are a “wake-up call” for the industry.

In 2018 – 2019 There was:

91 reported cases of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

483 injuries relating to manual handling – 157 led to sickness absence

1,054 cases of shock or trauma, relating to someone who has tried to commit suicide or has been affected by someone who has attempted it.

Morey said that these figures are a wake-up call and in terms of occupational health, anyone who suffers from HAVS it is unacceptable that people are suffering when it is entirely preventable, he goes on to say as an industry, we need to ensure that proper controls are in place

OH Staffing Updates

In an effort to continue striving to be the BEST OH Recruitment agency Occupational Health Staffing have added an instant online chat facility to our website www.ohstaffing.co.uk check it out

We currently have 120 live Occupational Health vacancies on our website

We are looking for Occupational health:-

Nurses, Advisors, Managers, Physicians, Therapists, Technicians and Administrators

Across the UK

Job of the Week

Job Ref: SR-5257

Senior Occupational Health Advisor

Location: Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire  

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Occupational Health Staffing are looking to recruit a Senior Occupational Health Advisor to work on a full time permanent basis in Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire which is just North of Sheffield. Working as part of an OH team in an in-house role the Senior OHA will manage a small team (3 x OHA’s and 1 x OH Tech) whilst reporting into the OH Manager

Duties include:

  • Strategic development of OHA delivery
  • Line management responsibility for a small team of OHAs providing leadership, coaching, mentoring and clinical supervision/governance
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of a robust audit process to ensure advice provided is consistent, complies with confidentiality requirements and codes of professional practice
  • Review and support policies and processes
  • Clinical delivery of OH services including fitness for work, preplacement, attendance management, health surveillance, vaccinations, contamination incidents etc.
  • Advice and support for HR/managers regarding services and the management of specific cases

To apply for this role:-

  • Professionally qualified in Occupational Health Nursing (Degree or Diploma) – along with significant understanding and practical experience in the health sector.
  • Proven managerial experience providing leadership and supervision with evidence of developing and implementing improvements in delivery.
  • Case management experience.
  • Hours are 37 per week 

Salary: £40K – £44.7K

Contact us:

Landline: 0208 952 6278

Steve Roberts – 07970 075 115 – steve@ohstaffing.co.uk

Priya Kanji – 07957 925 532 – priya@ohstaffing.co.uk

Posted in Occupational Health

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