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Occupational Health Nursing

Occupational health nurses are leaders of public health and care in the workplace. They specialise in the care and well-being of people at work.Occupational health nurses are qualified and registered nurses or midwives, many of whom have chosen to gain additional training and qualifications as specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN - OHN). Their additional training in public health enables them to assess the health needs of individuals, families and the wider community to promote good health and prevent illness.


Modern roles of OHNs are as diverse as clinicians to educators, case managers to corporate directors and consultants. The OHN’s responsibilities have expanded immensely to encompass not only the responsibilities previously stated but also a wide range of job duties, including but not limited to:
Case management: OHNs routinely coordinate and manage the care of ill and injured workers. Their roles as case managers have grown more sophisticated with the coordination an…