Wellbeing Screening Nurse

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Wellbeing Screening Nurse (Occupational Health) on a permanent basis.

This is a full-time opportunity, working 35 hours per week (5 days). The base of work can be flexible, however, there will be a requirement for extensive travel throughout the SFRS footprint with this post.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has a Health and Wellbeing Department providing wellbeing services to over 8000 staff. Our workforce profile covers a range of staff groups including operational Firefighters, Control and Support staff, each of them having distinct health and wellbeing requirements to support them in safely carrying out their roles.

This is a full time post however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share or flexible working basis would be considered.

Overview of role:

The Health and Wellbeing Screening Nurse is responsible for supporting the development and provision of an effective Wellbeing Service within the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). The role will support the delivery of Wellbeing activities – with an emphasis on recruitment – and projects to enable organisational transformation and change across the Service.

The post holder is responsible to the Wellbeing Practitioner and works with others within the Wellbeing Team to support the functional plan.

• To assist in the development and provision of an effective Health and Wellbeing Service

• To support the implementation of Health and Wellbeing strategies, policies, procedures and guidance to ensure that the SFRS applies best practice and complies with relevant health and wellbeing legislative requirements to promote a positive health and wellbeing culture

• To plan and undertake pre-placement health assessments for all staff as appropriate, determining fitness for role and initiating any baseline health surveillance programmes as identified by risk assessment

• Plan and deliver health and wellbeing activities including assessments, screening, inductions and related activities as directed by the Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (OH) to agreed protocols and within their level of competence

• Provide advice and guidance to managers and employees on health and wellbeing matters related to the role

• To undertake specialist health surveillance or fitness for work programmes in line with clinical guidelines and legislation e.g. Spirometry and audiometry

• To maintain competency standards, and work in accordance with guidance and legislation.

• Contribute to the development of Health and Wellbeing promotion related support materials

• Ensure all Health and Wellbeing equipment used to deliver core tasks is stored, used and maintained to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose

• To undertake vaccinations and blood immunity checks for identified groups as required

• To provide clinical advice and support to Health and Wellbeing Technicians in all aspects of their role.

• Undertake Specialist health surveillance or fitness for work programmes in line with clinical guidelines and legislation e.g. Spirometry and Audiometry

• To oversee and ensure all equipment is fit for purpose and arrange calibration programmes as required

• To ensure appropriate recording, confidentiality and correct management of relevant information and documentation in accordance with relevant legislation and clinical guidelines and standards

• To undertake Health and Wellbeing projects and initiatives including health promotion, promoting a pro-active approach to individuals physical and psychological health within the working environment aligning with SFRS strategies.

• To assist in preparing reports, and to collate statistics, performance indicators and associated trends in line with health and wellbeing activities

• To carry out any other duties consistent with the post as may be required by the Wellbeing Practitioner and Management team

Essential Criteria:

Registered Adult Nurse (RGN) with post registration experience

To maintain registration as a registered nurse and to undertake relevant professional development activities in order to comply with the NMC requirements with a commitment to ongoing CPD.

Knowledge of current Health and Safety; and other relevant emerging legislation and clinical guidance

Ability to work on own initiative, exercise judgement to inform decision making

Working knowledge of MS Office, spreadsheets, databases and management systems

Experience of problem solving in an analytical manner, identifying sensible and proportionate solutions

The post holder is required to attain and maintain PVG Scheme membership in relation to carrying out regulated work with protected adults

Full UK Driving licence, and the ability to travel across SFRS footprint as required

Desirable Criteria:

Experience of working in an occupational health setting

Competent in Clinical History Taking and Physical Examination

Have experience of undertaking health surveillance programmes

Have experience of undertaking health promotion activities

Experience in supporting Health and Wellbeing Projects and initiatives

Experience of successfully supporting individuals to implement lifestyle change to improve health and wellbeing

Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 

Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review – in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

This post is subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. The successful candidate will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and will be required to carry out regulated work with adults and children.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.

If you would like to apply in a different format, please email People Services at SFRS.PODVacancies@firescotland.gov.uk.

Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

To apply for this job please visit myjobscotland.gov.uk.