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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
52,000 
Location:
Jack, Alabama
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
Occupational Health Nurse
Onsite Medical Rep/EMT
Industry Segments:
Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Certification
Reference Number:
2018-04221

Plant Nurse

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

THIS IS A 2ND SHIFT POSITION WITH TYPICAL WORKDAY HOURS OF 3:00 PM TO 11:00 PM.

Assess the medical need of and provide medical care to employees as required within scope of practice.  Maintain Federal, State, and company recordkeeping for OSHA and Workers’ Compensation.  Review medical histories and complete post-offer physicals and other required forms.  Assist with cost management.  Complete other tasks in compliance with company policies and need.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:                        

  • Review post offer medical history information with employee, assess any concerns and make recommendations for referral or restrictions as deemed appropriate. 
  • Perform drug screening per hiring policy.
  • Administer nursing care for work-related and non-work related injuries and illnesses following appropriate occupational health nursing guidelines, algorithms, and medical directives; refer cases to physicians as appropriate and indicated.
  • Assist with medical cost management of plant through early intervention in care of employees and providing on-going and follow up nursing care. 
  • Frequent communication required with workers compensation adjuster, case managers and providers involved with provision of care to injured employees.
  • Complete electronic recordkeeping for employees, documenting care and interactions. Maintain OSHA recordkeeping.
  • Support safety function at locations.
  • Develop wellness initiatives and programs that align with company goals and direction.
  • Administer first aid and emergency care per medical directives or protocols.
  • Support ergonomic and safety initiatives including Ergonomic Job Measurement System and Behavioral Based Safety Program. 
  • Manage respiratory protection, first responder and blood borne pathogen programs for employees.
  • Conduct new hire orientation related to safety/medical.
  • Administer drug and alcohol screens per company policies.
  • Advise, coach and educate employees on preventative health and wellness.
  • Provide leadership in recognizing and preventing workplace hazards.
  • Promote a safe work environment and serve as a member of Safety Steering Committee.
  • Maintain adequate medical supplies for the facility.
  • Enter medical supply purchase requests into purchasing management software or other approved method
  • Assist with accident investigations.
  • Communicate with medical, legal and insurance personnel. Represent site in litigation proceedings for workers compensation.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management and site leadership.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None. This is an individual contributor position. Competencies required: Functional/Technical Skills, Action Oriented, Problem Solving, Learning on the Fly and Interpersonal Savvy.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse with current, active, and unrestricted state license.
  • 3+ year’s relevant experience in nursing.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Registered Nurse with current/active state license.
  • Occupational Health experience and/or COHN certification.
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish proficiency.
  • Familiarity with OSHA standards and record keeping requirements.
  • Workers’ Compensation administration and case management within a plant environment.

REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  •  Ability to handle and resolve most issues independently.
  • Appropriately operate with frequent access to confidential information.
  • High work capacity, dependable, results oriented and strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff within the organization.
  • Direct and empathetic communication style.
  • Highly effective written/verbal and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with precise attention to detail.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to speak comfortably in front of management or employee groups.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Demonstrated sound work ethic, honesty and moral character.

REQUIRED PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS:

  •  Understand and interpret data while drawing logical conclusions based on available inputs.
  • Critical thinking skills in standardized situations as well as non-routine problems.
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and prioritize work accordingly.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures and adheres to safety requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Frequent walking within plant environment (cold, damp, noisy).
  • Frequently stoops, kneels, and crawls.
  • Occasionally lifts up to 40 lbs.