Occupational Health Nurse

Vacancy Number: P40166090

Business Unit: Matla Coal

Business Section: Laboratory

Physical Location: Kriel

Start Date: 2018-05-29

Application Closing Date: 2018-05-11

E-mail: zuritha.vacancies@exxaro.com

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· To contribute to health & wellbeing of employees

• To provide occupational and primary health care services and support the implementation of HIV/TB programmes.



· Impact of non-compliance to Occupational Health practices on business, financially and ito reputational value. • Rate at which incidents occur and availability of medical response. • Ensure that Supplies are available and client demand can be met at clinics.



  • Certificate Occupational Health ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Diploma Nursing ( Essential/Minimum )



3 years - Occupational health nursing and TB/HIV related training, TB/HIV management. (Essential/Minimum) Operational



  • Certificate of Fitness ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Dispensing License ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Psychometric Assessment ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Reg: South African Nursing Council ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Reg: South African Occup Health Society ( Essential/Minimum )




The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following:

Administration and Support Services

  • Assist with periodical, annual, pre-employment & exit medicals.
  • Monitor storage and availability of medical records for identification of health issues & provision of appropriate courses of treatment
  • Support the occupational medical or health practitioner at the medical station/clinic
  • Process medical aid documentation, costs of private and benefit member's treatment accounts and resolve employee queries.


Best Practice and Knowledge Management

  • Maintain internal/external professional networks
  • Assess and evaluate alignment of occupational and primary health services with best practice principles
  • Operate within professional scope of practice
  • Ensure ethical and professional conduct
  • Keep up to date with relevant legislation.


Business Performance and Operations

  • Coordinate and implement occupational and primary health care services
  • Conduct nursing diagnosis and recommend or implement treatment where applicable
  • Advise patients on occupational and general health
  • Monitor the progress of patients and take appropriate action where necessary
  • In collaboration with occupational hygienist, monitor employee exposure to hazardous substances and undertake statutory/non-statutory health surveillances
  • Where required, report for standby duty and perform required emergency medical services and administer meds.


Compliance, Governance and Assurance

  • Adhere to relevant SHE legislation, statutory requirements (e.g. Nursing Act, National Health Act etc.) and company specific policies & procedures
  • Adhere to quality assurance standards and programs.

Customer and Client Relationship Management

  • Assist in the development of occupational health services and processes for administrative, systems & record keeping
  • Assist in the evaluation of discipline-specific standards, principles
  • & practice to enable planning and implementation of health programmes.


Internal Business Processes

  • Manage occupational injuries, occupational and chronic diseases and safe keeping of medical records in accordance with legislation
  • Report and investigate health & hygiene incidents
  • Implement Exxaro HIV/AIDS and TB programmes
  • Contribute to the management of chronic diseases
  • Assist with the monitoring of TB and HIV transmissions
  • Educate employees on the prevention of HIV, TB and related diseases
  • Ensure employees are adhering to their treatment for general health diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol
  • Ensure that all employees are being given awareness training and counselling sessions on a daily basis.

Safe and Healthy Work Environment

  • Adhere to all health/safety practices and promote good housekeeping on an ongoing basis
  • Address all unsafe practices, potential hazardous situations and rectify/report to superior
  • Comply with SHE and technical requirements
  • Wear applicable PPE at all time.

Specialised Support

  • Assist in implementing medical & hygiene procedures and codes of practice
  • Daily operations of medical station; monitoring resource allocations, delegating tasks and supervising provision of health services
  • Ensure quality control of service delivery
  • Ensure proper maintenance and replenishment of equipment and consumables.

Applicants must email a CV to zuritha.vacancies@exxaro.com. on or before 2018.06.11 at 16:00.The appointment will be made in accordance with Exxaro’s Employment Equity policy. 

If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.