Senior Occupational Health Nurse

Job Purpose
​To organise, coordinate and implement primary health care, accidents and emergency as well as occupational health programmes for the Corporation employees and contractors in order to provide a high quality, safe and supportive environment and to maintain a healthy workforce thereby enhancing productivity.

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities
​BPC invites applications from dynamic, self-motivated and suitably qualified citizens of Botswana to apply for the following position;
Oversees the daily operational responsibilities in the clinic including work allocation, deployment and supervision of staff to ensure smooth running of the clinic.
Develops and implements policies, procedures and standards as well as protocols for the clinic to ensure delivery of high quality service.
Monitors and evaluates standards of care to ensure adherence to and delivery of high quality service
Develops, implements and evaluates Primary Health Care, Accidents and Emergencies as well as Occupational Health Programmes, in line with national protocols to ensure effective patient management.
Implements and maintains the occupational health programme in accordance with occupational health standards by facilitating pre-employment, periodic and exit medical examinations for early detection and monitoring of occupation related conditions.
Manage staff performance to ensure provision of high quality service
Ensures that equipment (both disposable and non-disposable) is maintained and stock is managed to ensure economical use of all resources.
Treats minor ailments and injuries refers and escorts more serious cases to other health care facilities in order to promote recovery of the employee and reduce abseentism.
Assesses more complex patient conditions and provides guidance and advice to junior staff in clinical decision making.
Prescribes and dispenses medicines following laid down drug prescription and dispensing protocols or refers to the medical officer as appropriate
Conducts Audiometric and Spirometry tests for early detection and monitoring of hearing loss and occupational lung disease
Maintains and audits all patient and stock records at the clinic for confidential and legal compliance
Maintains liaisons with other health practitioners for post illness confinement and follow ups
Conducts promotion of occupational health and safety through information education, and communication to empower employees and enable them to make informed decisions
Advises relevant stakeholders on Occupational Health matters for optimising organisational efficiency
Adheres to SHER policies and procedures in all activities undertaken in order to minimise unsafe incidents and accidents.
Undertakes SHER audits pertaining to Occupational Hygiene of building and facilities to ensure that the highest possible standards of health and hygiene are maintained.
Coordinates wellness activities for the staff during health promotion campaigns (e.g. Wellness day) as well as coordination of Peer Educators activities in the central region.
Conducts induction of new staff on matters pertaining to occupational health and contributes in the development of SHEQ integrated management systems.
Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports for both internal and external purposes stakeholders Prepares draft clinic budget for capital and recurrent expenditure for approval by the Wellness Manager.
Represents the Corporation in relevant committees (e.g. District Multi Sectoral AIDS Committee) and participates in community outreach programmes organised for national health campaigns (e.g. polio).
Undertakes any other related duties as directed by the supervisor
Qualifications
​Minimum Degree in Nursing Science and Family Nurse Practitioner Qualification
Minimum Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing
Must be registered with Botswana Nursing and Midwifery Council and holding a current practising license and the Botswana Health Professions Council.​
Experience
A minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience; two of which will have been served in a senior position.
At least two years in an industrial environment.
Competencies
​Communication Skills
Counselling Skills
Diagnostic skills
Treatment of minor ailments and injuries
Basic Life Support for Health Professionals
Critical thinking
Emergency response skills
Initiative
Planning organising and coordination skills
Report writing skills
Basic computer skills
Service oriented

Job Challenges
​High risk activity area i.e. Power plant
Emergency preparedness (e.g. reporting procedures, communications, professionalism and effectiveness.
Exposure to body fluids and needle sticks
Communicating and caring for distressed clients
Changing people’s attitudes and behaviour