The role can include:

  • carrying out pre-employment medicals
  • assessing and treating employees who are injured or become ill at work
  • providing counselling and support to workers
  • giving health education and advice
  • advising on health and safety issues
  • giving sickness absence advice
  • carrying out risk assessments
  • maintaining and analysing employee health records and statistics
  • developing and managing emergency procedures.

Nurses may also carry out vaccinations, such as the flu jab, and take blood samples.

Find out more about the work of Occupational Health Nurses by visiting the National Careers Service website.

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