Occupational Health Nursing

The specialisation of Occupational Health Nursing lasts for two years. It is integrated into the Occupational Health Multiprofessional Teaching Unit, comprised of Basic Occupational Risk Prevention team professionals, which includes experts in Occupational Medicine (nurse specialists in Occupational Health Nursing and medical specialists in Occupational Health Medicine) and senior technicians specialising in Workplace Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics and Applied Psychology.

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Occupational Health Nursing training itinerary

The Occupational Health Nursing speciality includes:

  • Practical training carried out by the Occupational Risk Prevention Service and other specialities within the Hospital, health centres and educational facilities associated with the Teaching Unit.
  • Theoretical training in accordance with the training programme for Occupational Health Nursing.
  • Acquisition of basic knowledge in radiation protection as set out in the provisions of the European Radiation Protection Guide 116.
  • Carrying out monthly on-call duties.
  • Additionally, you will also have the chance to train in disciplines on which you have not yet had the opportunity to study in depth, such as: Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics and Applied Psychosociology.

During your two years at Vall d’Hebron:

  • You will visit professionals to conduct medical examinations and apply established protocols.
  • You will analyse the risks that professionals are exposed to and will indicate relevant vaccines
  • You will learn to manage contact studies following accidental exposure to biological agents.
  • You will assess the protection of workers in especially sensitive situations as well as for pregnant staff.
  • You will be involved in early detection, prevention, and diagnosis of occupational diseases and collaborate in their treatment.

Also, during your stay:

  • You will be engage in health surveillance and develop epidemiological judgement.
  • You will advise on occupational health matters and healthy habits.
  • You will collaborate closely with healthcare institutions.
  • You will participate in training activities for employees on occupational risk prevention.

Why specialise at Vall d’Hebron?

  • Because we are a world-leading healthcare complex where care, research, teaching and innovation come together.
  • Because you will specialise in a tertiary Hospital and also have the opportunity to train in:
    • An in-house Risk Prevention Service covering all areas of risk prevention.
    • External rotations in Medical Inspection and external prevention services.
    • Access to continuous training.
  • Because you will integrate as an Occupational Health Nursing resident within the Occupational Risk Prevention Unit.
  • Because you will learn to safeguard the health of your colleagues and promote healthy habits.
  • Because you will experience first-hand the Hospital, a highly complex environment presenting different risks: physical strain, data display screens, biological agents, chemical agents, ionising and non-ionising radiation, noise, psychosocial risks...

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