Occupational health nurse

Occupational health nurses are leaders of public health and care in the workplace. They specialise in the care and well-being of people at work.

This page has information on being an occupational health nurse and links to further information. 

Working life 

You’ll usually be employed as an independent practitioner in an organisation or part of an occupational health service team in the human resources department.

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Your role will include:

You may also carry our vaccinations, such as the flu jab, and take blood samples.

Where will I work? 

You could work in a variety of industries including health, commerce and education. You could be employed by a large organisation or company such as an NHS trust, local authority and major retail chain.

Entry requirements 

You will usually need to be a registered adult, child, learning disability or mental health nurse to apply for occupational health posts. Applying for a job within a large occupational health service should help you gain adequate supervision and support. This is especially important for a first job in an occupational health.

Some jobs will also ask for a different knowledge and/or experience including:

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