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Occupational Health Physician - FMCG (5-10 yrs)
Job Title : Occupational Health Physician
Function : EHS
Reporting to :EHS Manager
Job Purpose : To ensure that site operations have adequate employee health services to enable them to effectively assess and manage EH risks and impacts.
Area of Responsibility An Occupational Health Physician is entrusted with the responsibilities of maintaining and organizing all activities of the occupational health center on site.
This entails :
- Maintenance and utilization of all medical equipment.
- Maintenance and reorder of all medical stock i.e., medicines, vaccines etc.
- Administration of timely first aid and treatment to the injured/ill - all permanent workmen, temporary workmen, contractor workmen and staff/execs/managers on site
- Creating awareness on Communicable and non communicable diseases.
- Inspecting sickness certificates produced from external doctors and examining the employee whether he is medically fit to resume his duties.
- Follow up of Hospitalized employees.
- Reporting first aids and near misses to EHS manager.
- Rehabilitation of the employee after sickness.
- Biomedical waste disposal
- Ambulance maintainance.
- Educating & guiding of pharmacists
- In coordination with Occupational Hygienist to conduct health related trainings on Ergonomics, Dust/ chemical exposures etc.
- To analyze the health scores of individuals and to highlight the high risks on health at the work place.
Expected Delivery Clinical, Case Management and Health Enhancement :
- Obtain and document patient histories, with an emphasis on occupation, differential diagnosis, and exposure;
- Identify non-occupational factors that may contribute to occupational illness or injury;
- Determine if a person has a health condition that increases their risk from exposure to chemical, physical or biological agents
- Perform complete or focused physical examinations and select appropriate diagnostic studies as indicated
- Identify the relationship between a patient's symptoms, injuries or illness and work
- Diagnose and manage occupational illnesses and injuries, according to accepted guidelines and with the help of consultants in related disciplines when indicated.
- Evaluate and treat medical conditions commonly seen in general medical practice
- Use and maintain a record-keeping system with emphasis on confidentiality
- Identify the need for case-management interventions in cases of sickness absence
- Conduct assessments of employees- health, disability and case-management needs
- Provide medical case management consistent with local regulatory requirements and GSK policies
- Assess fitness for duty and achieve appropriate return-to-work outcomes;
- Assess the health and safety enhancement needs of employees and implement related programmes;
- Conduct clinical evaluations to assess level of impairment and fitness for duty, in compliance with local regulatory requirements.
Hazard Recognition, Evaluation, and Health Surveillance
- Identify workplace hazards and their associated health and safety risks;
- Characterise existing and potential occupational risks within a defined population or workplace through observing tasks, processes or activities and by accessing and reviewing appropriate literature, standards and other resources;
- Evaluate and interpret the results of occupational hygiene surveys;
- Evaluate the health effects of exposures to chemicals (including mixtures), noise, biological agents, radiation and ergonomic and other workplace hazards;
- Communicate technical and clinical information to professional and lay audiences;
- Monitor the work environment through inspections and walkthroughs to identify risks and determine whether controls are properly implemented;
- Develop, implement, and evaluate health surveillance programmes to identify work-related risks, injuries and illnesses;
- Identify and assess work-related and non-work-related sources of stress and organisational resilience;
- Assist employees and management with minimising risks from shift work, occupational travel and other chrono-biological stressors;
- Co-ordinate and deliver health surveillance programmes as appropriate;
- Manage health data effectively;
- Counsel employees on work-related and non work-related risk reduction
GSK and Local Regulatory Requirements :
- Demonstrate general knowledge of occupational health and safety principles.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of local regulatory requirements related to occupational health and safety and employment;
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of GSK's Global EHS Standards;
- Demonstrate compliance with GSK's Global EHS Standards and relevant local regulatory requirements;
- Understand and protect employees- legal rights to confidentiality, e.g. for medical records;
- Report cases of occupational injury, illness, and other adverse events, as per GSK and local regulatory requirements.
Impact & Risk - Health Surveillance (Pre placement, Periodic and Exit Medical Examination) will be affected
- Lack of identification of work related health risks at site
- Deterioration of health of employees due to occupational hazards
- Increase in sickness absence
- Lack of adequate awareness on health - occupational & non occupational
- No scientific mitigation plans for health hazards
- Rehabilitation process will not be in use, fitness to work cannot be assessed.
- Compromise on Quality of product due lack of monitoring of communicable diseases and personal hygiene among employees
- Non availability of emergency medical care
- Maintenance of Occupational Health centre
- Increase in Occupational illnesses
Management of Occupational Health centre
- Maintenance & utilization of equipment in OHC
- Supervisory management four pharmacists.
- Checking of usage and storage of medicines and vaccines in OHC
- Preparation and implementation of Pandemic Business Continuity Plans
Budget Responsibility - Preparation of OHC budget.
- Monitoring & adherence to monthly budget plan for OHC expenses.
Key Behavioral Competencies Required
- Demonstrate GSK general leadership competencies;
- Use appropriate management principles in conflict resolution, negotiation, consensus building, problem solving, team building and change management;
- Work effectively as a team member with managers, employee health and EHS professionals, demonstrating an understanding of their roles;
- Reliably collect key health information;
- Evaluate the effectiveness of occupational health services and risk-management methods;
- Maintain current medical licensure and appropriate specialist training in occupational medicine;
- Maintain current medical and scientific knowledge, recognising his or her limits and seeking additional resources as needed;
Experience/Knowledge/Technical Skills Required :
Qualification & Experience :
- Have a recognised degree in occupational medicine;
- Have a minimum of 5 years- occupational medicine and industrial experience;
- Basic knowledge on Industrial hazards
- Have a working knowledge of the English language;
- Demonstrate computer-literacy
- Knowledge in basic Lean Sigma concepts
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