Occupational health nurses aim to encourage better health and well-being in workers. Their duties can include:
Hours of work vary depending on the employer. Many occupational health nurses work 37.5 to 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. This may involve a rota or shift pattern, including weekends, evenings and nights. Part-time or flexible hours may be available.
They will usually work in a clean, bright occupational health room, but may also spend some time in other work environments.
To be an occupational health nurse, you should:
Occupational health nurses are found in all kinds of organisations including factories, office complexes, universities and colleges, department stores and hospitals. They may be employed directly by an organisation or work for a private consultancy or NHS trust. Self-employment is possible, including working as an occupational health consultant.
Some occupational health nurses progress to managing other occupational health staff or running an occupational health centre. It may also be possible to move into health service management or nurse training.
There are some opportunities to work abroad.
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