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SIDRA4618 - Occupational Health Manager

Department: Occupational Health Div
Division: Occupational Health Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 03-May-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department: Sidra Occupational health encompasses those activities that ensure the health and wellbeing of all Sidra Staff. This includes four essential components: Work Injury treatment, Employer specific services, surveillance/ regulatory monitoring and wellbeing.
JOB SUMMARY: The occupational health manager will be expected to manage and provide an efficient, high quality Occupational Health service. Ensure compliance with responsibilities imposed by health and safety governing bodies in healthcare, whilst maximizing and promoting the health of all employees as well as reducing the risk of cases of ill health developing through well-being programs.
  • Plan, develop, coordinate and monitor the delivery of Occupational health services for the organization

  • Ensures Governance arrangements are implemented and reviwed in occupational health.

  • Liaise with other relavant departments within Sidra, including Health and Safety and infection control to ensure developments in all areas are effectiuvely linked.

  • Support the department to develop SEQOHS (Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Services) accreditation or other relavvant quality standards as required to ensure high quality and efficient service based on best practices in Occupational Health

  • Work with OH staff and users in developing appropriate literature and intranet site for employees

  • Formulate, implement and evaluate policies and strategies for health protection and surveillance of staff to meet national guidelines and organizational requirements

  • Promote employee’s health and well being in line with organizational health strategies

  • Collaborates with ancillary suppor services in adherence to international standards to plan a safe, environment for staff including the provision of health education.

  • Manage and lead the occupational health team to develop their capability, motivating and mentoring them to meet the current and future requirements of the organization

  • Work with relevant external authorities such as MOPH to provide guidance, develop, implement and evaluate policies and startegies where require.

  • Plan and develop data collection and analysis methodologies for presentation and continuous improvements

  • Communicate trends and advise on action plans to meet statutory and voluntary requirements for health protection and mandatory reporting to relavant authorities.

  • Contribute to the provision of training, advice, vaccinations, sickness / absence management, investigations of cases in occupational ill health and othe general OH issues

  • Keep professionally updated and abreast of new and emerging huidance legislation that givern legal and ethical aspects of Occupational Health practice and use evidence based practice to guide interpretation of legal requirements and advisory guidance to staff

  • Manage the Occupational Health budget to ensure adequate resources are available for optimum functioning of the service

  • Plan and organize operational activities in response to referrals from HR and other department managers

  • Plan, provide and evaluate staff assistance service such as Employee Assistance Programme, Medical Health Insurance, Influenza Programmes and Well- Being programme based on organization’s requirement

  • Provide a collaborative approach to managing sickness and absence and other Occupational Health related issues

  • Manage and communicate the effective ergonomic systems program, and pregnancy risk assessments

  • Manage a team of OH professionals to ensure all relavant annual targets / goals are met

  • Supports the development of Sidra as a world class regional center

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.





  • Master’s degree in Nursing or health related fields OR


  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Health or Health Administration
  • Masters degree in Nursing or Health Administration


  • At least 5 years of experience in an Occupational Health setting, two of which should be at Senior / Professional Managerial Level


Certification and Licensure

  • Valid professional Nursing license for country of origin


Professional Membership



Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills


  • Excellent team player


  • Motivated and enthusiastic


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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