AVI Jobs Cape Town – Occupational Health Nurse

Website AVI Limited

Job Description:

A love for the sea and passion for fishing are the driving forces behind I&J, a leading fishing company and manufacturer of high quality chilled and frozen foods. Almost 110 years old, I&J is the trusted name in seafood, operating a modern and efficient trawler fleet, and continually investing in the training and development of experienced fishing crews, committed to fishing responsibly, with a long-term vision. I&J has achieved and maintained accreditation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) since 2004. I&J is a globally respected supplier of high quality, chilled and frozen Cape Hake and a leading producer of farmed Cape Abalone. It is also one of AVI’s great South African brands. I&J is proudly South African and invests in, and empowers, the communities in which it operates.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Health Nursing Practitioner at I&J, Cape Town. The purpose of this role is to manage, treat and refer work related injuries on duty. The successful incumbent will also manage and treat emergency health management and resuscitation. The Occupational Health Nursing Practitioner will operate across the Woodstock, VAP (Paarden Eiland) and ACS (Paarden Eiland) sites of I&J.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Examine, diagnose and treat presenting illnesses and injuries
  • Records accurate and confidential medical information for patients
  • Primary health care is given to all employees within our scope of practice
  • Refers to outside agencies/Day hospitals for specialist treatment
  • Daily health education, one on one with regard to Health and wellness
  • Ordering of drugs and medications within surgery budget which is controlled by the clinic as well as assist with the forecasting of the budget requirement
  • Conducts Medical surveillance programme which includes: Entrance Employment Medicals, Annual Medicals, Job-specific annual medicals for cold store and Hyster Drivers
  • Identify and treat infectious diseases which could impact on the quality of our product
  • Ensures that annual audiograms are conducted on all employees who enter a noise zone
  • Close liaison with Risk Department regarding injuries on duty
  • Liaise and refer to doctor on all cases of possible disability
  • Conduct monthly Hypertension and family planning clinic weekly (State stock)
  • Responsible for ordering and re-stocking First Aid Box`s
  • Possess the ability to work independently
  • Manage Costs effectively
  • Ability to work varying shifts, across sites
  • Prioritising workloads
  • Ability to accurately update and maintain records

Job Requirements:

  • 6 years experience in an Occupational Health environment
  • Primary Health care experience
  • Emergency Care/ Emergency drugs dispensing experience
  • Injury on duty Management
  • Registration with SA Nursing Council
  • General Nursing Qualification (NQF level 4)
  • Dispensing License
  • Certificate in Reproductive Health Care
  • Membership of S.A.S.O.H.N (Society of Occ. Health Nurses)
  • Knowledge of COID Act & OHS Act
  • Knowledge of legislation applicable to health services

Job Details:

Company: AVI Limited

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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