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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Modesto, California
United States
Job Categories:
Occupational Health Nurse
Industry Segments:
Distribution / Warehousing, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous, Transportation/Logistics Services
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Regional Occupational Health Nurse, RN

Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sitdown together to eat. 

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 155+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, NewZealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.

Primary Responsibility:  
The purpose of this position is to provide support and guidance for the facilities within the assigned west region in order to bring and maintain the facilities’ Occupational Health programs, manage the workers’ compensation processes within California, Washington, Nevada, Utah, and Oregon to fully meet regulatory compliance such as OSHA, CDC and/or DOH. Additionally, this position is responsible for all required audits for all facilities within the assigned region. This position will also provide Safety and Health related policies training; will assist facility management with work with the insurers and will support the Safety culture throughout the west region.

This position can be located in either Modesto, CA or Ontario, CA.

Essential Functions:

  • Execute effective Case Management for the sites and assist management staff in their case management.
  • Ensure associates receive appropriate levels of quality healthcare while maintaining effective cost controls.
  • Assist Associates with Workers Compensation processes and file/documentation management.
  • Contact treating doctor to clarify diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan and next appointment.
  • Negotiate appropriate work restrictions.
  • Participate in emergency response efforts.
  • Organize first aid training to include AHA CPR/AED/First aid response.
  • Refer cases to Nurse Case Managers where appropriate.
  • Attain full duty release when appropriate.
  • Participate in claims reviews with site management team, representatives from Risk Management Department, Third Party Administrator Claims Adjusters and Broker to reduce the costs and frequency of Workers Compensation claims.
  • Identify opportunities for case reductions. 
  • Serve as Corporate Representative for litigated cases upon request of Risk Management or outside counsel in cases related to emergency response procedures, worker’s compensation, and non-subscriber claims.
  • Document and retain a log of cost savings per site.
  • Track year over year case management impact to support value of processes.
  • Train and support the site management team on preparing budget.
  • Identify and evaluate fee schedule negotiations for local medical services to ensure effective pricing and continuity of medical care for employees. (HAZMAT, PCT, Testing)
  • Review OSHA and medical records to ensure continuity and compliance across the company. 
  • Conduct drug and alcohol testing (must maintain certifications).
  • Track and trend causation to minimize loss and improve the BBS program.
  • Adhere to the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Maintain HIPPA compliance and educate on privacy rights.
  • Educate associates on common health concerns, medication effects per PDA, and provide resources.
  • Screen associates with health concerns and refer personal medical issues identified to outside providers.
  • Assist the sites in managing OSHA inspections related to occupational health areas to include record-keeping.
  • Identify leading indicators to assist Safety in implementing preventative measures through ergonomic projects or administrative controls to reduce loss.
  • Coordinate with Site and Corporate QA and Production personnel on medical issues related to USDA food safety requirements and customer audits. 
  • Serve as the Drug and Alcohol program resource for respective regional site locations.
  • Perform the medical element of the Safety and Health Management Systems audit.
  • Supervise Occupational Health staff at the respective sites within licensed states. 
  • Direct company efforts in response to State Department of Health investigations to include pandemic response CA-MRSA, tuberculosis outbreaks, and general public health awareness.
  • Provide support to site and corporate safety staff by conducting trend analysis of work related incidents at the individual locations. 
  • Maintain Software for AED/First Aid Registry/Corporate SharePoint.
  • Collaborate with Human Resource Compliance, Benefits/HR and the site management team on medical issues related to new hire practices, annual surveillance, emergency response efforts, FMLA/ADA, or worker’s compensation management.
  • Partner with the Benefits Leave Specialist on FMLA/ADA leaves.
  • Other projects and duties as requested.

Qualifications - Education, Training & Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivocal experience in nursing (current RN with certification in CA)
  • 10+ year’s experience as RN
  • 4+ years minimum occupational health
  • Minimum 2 year’s direct management
  • Experience with worker’s compensation
  • BLS certification required
  • COAHC certification is a plus
  • Strong overall computer skills required, (Microsoft Word, Excel, Project are required)
  • Solid practical and demonstrated understanding of OSHA program and DOH/CDC programs
  • Ability to be available telephonically 24/7 for triage calls
  • Position is based in Modesto, CA—relocation required; 30 to 50% travel (mostly CA)

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -  EOE/AA  M/F/D/V  DFW