08/06 Tulika Ghosh
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Occupational Health Physician - FMCG (5-10 yrs)

Andhra Pradesh/Rajahmundry Job Code: 3593

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.

Accountability : 

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

Managerial : 

Responsibility : 

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;

Technical Skills

- Demonstrate computer-literacy

- Knowledge in basic Lean Sigma concepts


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