Occupational Health Nurse

Industrial Nurse

Minimum B.Sc. (Nursing)

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a

Nurse, Industrial is expected to perform include:

Rendering first-aid and providing general nursing care to workers in industrial establishments

Helping to foster hygienic habits among workers

Undertaking duties of preventive character, such as anti-malaria precautions, quarantine, etc.

Developing health education and disease management programs

Encouraging workers to take responsibility for their own health

Skilled in providing first-aid to workers

Skilled in conducting healthcare programs

Knowledge of all the general nursing techniques

Knowledge of precautions against epidemics and other communicable diseases

Skilled in encouraging workers to take good care of their health

In-depth knowledge of the hazards of the industry where he/she is employed

Not applicable



Good communication skills





It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 20,000 per monthFor candidates with 4 5 years of experience INR 30,000 to INR 40,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian Healthcare sector grew from$45 billionin 2008 to$81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around $ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

With increasing healthcare awareness among the masses and general development of the medical services the scope for nursing professionals in this field is widening at a fast rate. This career is growing in India as well as abroad. The employment opportunities for Nurse, Industrial are on a rise as industries have started employing nurses on a permanent basis. These professionals can work at construction sites, manufacturing sites, etc. as the workers there are prone to health hazards and also injuries are common to them.

Construction companies

Manufacturing industry

Cities and towns across India