Occupational Health Nurse

at Sappi
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Date Posted Jun 23, 2020
Category Healthcare Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Sappi Southern Africa Limited - Sappi Forests is seeking a suitably qualified candidate to ensure the maintenance of a healthy workforce, to establish support functions that aim to improve employee health, safety and productivity, and to implement systems that ensure compliance with relevant legislation in an Agricultural / Rural environment.



  • Targeted employee health monitoring and effective remedial actions to correct deviations.
  • Compliance with legal requirements regarding occupational health and safety.
  • Elimination or control of occupational and environmental hazards by continuous identification, assessment and the implementation of preventative/corrective actions.
  • Identification and management of adverse health effects arising from workplace conditions (including management of work-related injuries and illness, rehabilitation, reintegration and compensation where applicable).
  • Ensuring appropriate staff deployment, in accordance with the risks to which employees may be exposed, and the inherent requirements of the positions to which they are assigned.
  • Education and training of employees in accordance with the risks to which they may be exposed, and the inherent requirements of the positions to which they are assigned.
  • Providing a Primary Health Care program to employees of the company.
  • Providing professional advice to line management with regard to health and wellbeing.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of health policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with all relevant legal requirements.
  • Building and maintaining conducive relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Ensuring accurate and timeous reporting of occupational health issues.
  • Interacts and develops relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure quality data and benchmarking, analysis and reporting on findings.
  • Manage costs within the allocation of the central budget.
  • Continued process of monitoring, evaluation and review through a formalised and data-driven process.



  • Planning & Organising
  • Attention to Detail
  • Professionalism
  • Self-motivated & Energetic
  • Communication
  • Management of Occupational Health conditions
  • Health risk assessment



  • National Diploma/Degree in nursing (3/4 years)
  • Diploma in Occupational Health (1 year)
  • Occupational health certificates in Pharmacology, Audiometry, Spirometry and Emergency Care
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council
  • Registration wit the South African Society for Occupational Health Nurses
  • Driver's License and ability to drive a manual vehicle
  • Three years’ experience in the Occupational Health field
  • HCT training
  • HIV management course
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