|Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)|
|Reference #||OHN – 06/2021|
|Location||Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa|
In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.
The HSRC wishes to appoint an occupational health nurse to advise, screen, diagnose and treat/refer those who become sick or injured as well as evaluate work and non-work-related health risks and injuries with a view to improve employee’s quality of life. An Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner (OHNP/Nursing Sister) may dispense medication based on Section 22C (1) (a) of The Medicine and Related Substances, 1965 (ACT 101 of 1965), provided s/he acquired a Dispensing licence via the necessary processes of the Department of Health. This includes having done valid training and certification of the Dispensing qualification and then application via DOH for the license for each site.
The work performed in this role is critical, within the scope of HR and within the HSRC as a whole, especially during this time of the COVID pandemic and lockdown.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE
The successful incumbent will be based in Pretoria and will be required to travel to the other HSRC offices when required. The candidate will be appointed on a 5-year contract which may be renewed.
•Provide quality comprehensive community health care, primary curative health care and rehabilitation services to all employees of the HSRC;
•Manage the day care clinic and render emergency response and trauma care;
•Administer the COID act;
•Conduct occupational health awareness and training;
•Carry out workplace risk assessments;
•Establish and maintain occupational health risk profile;
•Design necessary preventive strategies to eliminate workplace hazards;
•Write reports and compile statistics for presentation to management;
•Provide pre- and post-HIV counselling;
•Implement medical surveillance programme according to employee’s risk exposure/profile; Liaise with programme and unit heads on health matters;
•Manage positively and address health care delivery, resolve or refer care needs to the appropriate department/level of care or line manager;
•Attend to any other relevant and reasonable tasks as and when required.
•Post basic qualification with a duration of at least 3 years in Curative Skills in Primary Health
•Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations;
The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.
The HSRC offers a fixed salary packages on internships and fellowships positions. Applicants must be South African citizens. The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its staff who are SA Citizens, black, female or disabled.
Please indicate the reference number in the subject line, applications that do not adhere to this, will not be considered.
Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com
Please note the following:
•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and NOT A CELL PHONE
For further information about the HSRC, advert or the post and not for sending applications please e-mail Mesele Matlala on [email protected] You can further consult our website (www.hsrc.ac.za).
Only applications that comply with the listed above requirements will be considered.
Closing date: 29 June 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to the closing date.
If you do not receive any response from us within eight weeks, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of their application.
The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Details about the HSRC can be found on: www.hsrc.ac.za
|Job Closing Date||29/06/2021|