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  • Job reference: RMS0129565

Lead Occupational Health Advisor - (Trinidadian Residents)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 28/10/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/11/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
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The Role:
The position is a part of the HSSE functional team and provides advice and assurance for all Occupational Health (OH), Hygiene and Wellness related issues. The position holder is responsible for assisting in preparation and delivery of the annual health risk assessments and improvement plans. To develop the health management systems and procedures to meet the operational requirements of the asset and ensure professional practice is delivered to industry best practice standards. To provide input to and thereafter manage the asset health improvement plan, budget, contracts, training, etc. To provide clinical support as part of the day to day needs of the asset, including management of injury and ill health at work and oversight for site based medics and hospital services.

Key Accountabilities
Responsible for all Occupational Health, Hygiene & Wellness related issues:
•Ensure that the Asset complies with legal requirements and industry best practice in all occupational health, hygiene and wellbeing matters •Develop and manage the annual health plan and wellbeing initiatives •Co-ordinate the development of the health risk assessments and monitor controls and close out of action plans. Proactively manage health risks. •Establish, manage and monitor contracts as demand manager for occupational health, hygiene and wellness – medical services, industrial hygiene, chemical risk management, wellness center, ambulance, medical supply, hospital services, etc •Monitor, evaluates and follows up on health assurance activities. •Audit and manage contractors and external third party •Provide expert technical advice towards the projects on OH issues and lead on corporate projects.•Conduct onshore pre-placement assessments & ergonomic assessments in line with DSE legislation •Works closely with other asset departments as required to ensure correct management of all staff health related matters, such as sickness and absence monitoring and management, stress and mental health care, fitness for and return to work, medical emergency response etc.•Deliver health related training and awareness where appropriate •Collate and disseminate health statistics of workforce and utilization of service

•The job is based in Port of Spain, but some domestic and occasional international travelling will be required, including offshore (offshore medical & survival will be required) •Occasional out of office hours working may be required to support medical emergency or emergency response/crisis management issues.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Experience of delivering an Occupational Health and Hygiene service for similar companies e.g. noise, air quality, benzene, ergonomics, lifestyle, wellness, hospital etc.•Experience of operational and strategic issues.•Knowledge of OH risk management.•Knowledge of lifestyle and disease management •Post graduate qualification in occupational health nurse or occupational hygiene specialist
•Knowledge of OH legislation and applicable requirements. •Must be fluent English, both oral and written; computer literate •Ability to influence and interact at all levels to improve OH management.
•Consultancy, networking and communication skills.
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