The Occupational Nurse collaborates with management and the environmental / safety staff to carry out the objectives of the occupational health / medical service as this supports the Environmental, Health and Safety functions and the plant as a whole.
In addition, as the Occupational Nurse, you will:
Provide initial assessment of on the job injuries & illnesses and refers for further evaluation as necessary
Initial assessment documentation and medical case record initiation / Powersuite data entry
Coordinate and provide direct care, including treatment of non-occupational & occupational injuries & illnesses using established medical protocols
Provide counseling of employee mental health issues and appropriately refer and utilize EAP services
Perform health screenings / health assessments and completes all follow-up procedures, trending and program evaluation
Provide health-related counseling for employees within the scope of nursing knowledge and practice
Maintain & safeguard confidentiality of employee health information and health records
Conducts workplace assessments with regard to health issues and exposure follow-up
Provides occupational health surveillance testing including pulmonary function testing, audiometric testing, vision screening, and other testing as appropriate on employees identified by EHS and industrial hygiene monitoring
Assists with implementation of health promotion strategies including group & individual health education activities
Provides case management of all STD / SC, LTD and WC cases and follow-up through return to work, restricted duty, transitional work to regular duty
Utilize web-based systems to report and manage all cases
Participates in safety, HR and other plant meetings with regard to medical, health and wellness, plant healthcare costs, emergency response and other objectives
Coordinates training for site responders: First Aid, CPR / AED and Bloodborne pathogens
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina
Basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) required
Desired Characteristics :
Degree in nursing and certification in occupational health nursing preferred (COHN, COHN-S)
Minimum 5 years nursing experience preferred
Experience in occupational health, community health, ambulatory care, critical care or emergency nursing preferred
Knowledge of case management, workers' compensation, and government (OSHA) regulations and additional education appropriate to the work setting (e.g., pulmonary function testing, hearing conservation (CAOHC), AED / CPR Healthcare provider preferred)
Ability to make independent nursing judgments, solves problems, and prioritizes workload
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Maintain a professional and friendly attitude with all levels of the workforce
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits, matching 401k,
Internal Number: 3186986
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