Senior Occupational Health Nurse



The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023
, Netherlands

Job Family Group:

Health Safety Environment and Security

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

March 29, 2023

Business unit:

HR Corporate Functions

Experience Level:

Early Careers

Job Description:

Shell Health’s purpose is to empower employees and our business to thrive through care. The world is changing fast, and Shell Health also has to change to keep up with the external environment, and the needs of the new Shell organisation in delivering the Powering Progress strategy. We enable business outcomes by providing science-based Health expertise and services, developing in Shell, a sustainable culture of care, focused on helping people to be the best that they can be.

Where you fit in

You are part of the health team responsible for delivering the health strategy to your key stakeholders at the Shell Campus Den Haag in The Netherlands. You work in collaboration with different businesses to ensure compliance with local legislation as well as being customer centric. You provide substantial occupational health nursing input and professional leadership. This will be through leveraging the Shell Health core competencies of health expertise, science, collaboration, and business intimacy.

What’s the role?

We’ll entrust you to:

  • Work through Shell Health protocols and processes (e.g. Fitness to Work and Medical Surveillance) to deliver agreed KPIs without the need for supervision and can adapt the protocols to local or individual need.

  • Advise key internal stakeholders (employees and lines of business) on occupational health topics and may be the NL focal point for specific areas e.g. ergonomics, travel health, etc.

  • Maintain and manage all records relating to occupational health nursing issues.

  • Provide medical absence management to eligible employees complying to Dutch law and regulations in “Taakdelegatie” by certified occupational health physician.

  • Collate and escalate issues from the frontline horizontally to asset specialists, and collaborates with central, global teams to deliver standardized optimised solutions.

  • Coach, supervise and support less experienced colleagues across The Netherlands.

  • Promote and implement Shell Health activities and programmes to population in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Luxembourg (working with key internal stakeholder departments, social/network groups and committees), to improve their physical, mental and social health through care so that they can be at their best.

  • Lead, coordinate and collaborate with other Shell Health teams within The Netherlands, implementing the physical, mental and social health plans, activities and programmes to the relevant sites and populations.

  • When faced with business issues and requests, first leverages existing expertise from the asset class specialists.

What we need from you

Professional Skills:

  • Nurse with an occupational health qualification recognised by the relevant professional body

  • Current license to practice in the country

  • Substantial experience of working in occupational health departments with a track record of delivering health outcomes and positive customer experience

  • Demonstration of ongoing learning and continuous professional development

  • Post graduate qualification in Travel Health by LCR would be an advantage

Leadership skills

  • Demonstrate a learner mindset, fostering inclusivity and psychological safety to identify improvement opportunities and innovation and efficient ways of working

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate (business partnering) and integrate across boundaries to maximize value for Shell as a whole

  • Demonstrated ability to coach less experienced colleagues

  • Ability to prioritize and show courage to identify improvement opportunities and challenge lower value work

  • Good communication skills in English and Dutch - written and spoken

  • Recording, reporting and analysis of data to determine effectiveness of the service

  • Continuously looks for opportunities to learn from and leverage best practices

Shell Health leadership is committed to enable people to reach their full potential and maintain a good work-life balance. We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered (e.g. part-time, job share)

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply.

Company Description

Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



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