Occupational Health Nursing is the specialty of nursing practice that focuses on the work environment, the worker, and the business context to promote health, prevent illness and injury, protect workers from risks associated with occupational health hazards, recommend placement of workers in jobs suited to their psychological and physical health status, and restore workers health in a safe and healthy work environment. This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be required to provide support for your area job requirements.
- Provide, monitor and evaluate a wide range of occupational health services. Provide health expertise to functional groups (HR, Legal, Procurement), HSSE, Emergency Response and Leadership as required.
- Develop a health promotion strategy and initiatives in support of; the public health agenda, specific occupational health risks and disease prevalence.
- Formulate, review and update Health Center procedures and policies.
- Provide management with information on the health status of the workforce and utilization of services.
- Develop and maintain an effective scheduling program for regulatory evaluations and other occupational services for employees.
- Conduct health assessments (job specific, pre-employment etc.) and health surveillance.
- Coordinate and/or perform OSHA required audiometric tests, pulmonary function exams; respirator fit testing and medical management of BP Hearing Conservation Program and BP Respirator Program.
- Develop and provide health training such as office ergonomics, blood borne pathogens, fatigue management, and health promotion initiatives.
- Assist when necessary with treatments and advice including the rehabilitation of employees following sickness/injury.
- Working knowledge of case management for Short Term Disability, Family Medical Leave, Workers Compensation, and ADA.
- Advise personnel, HR and managers on aspects of sickness absence and rehabilitation.
- Be familiar and current with state and federal regulations effecting occupational health (i.e. OSHA) or laws that affect the work place such as FMLA, HIPAA, and ADA. Monitor and advise management on Group Health updates
- Provide consultancy for potential occupational illnesses and injuries, which are monitored and reported upon as appropriate.
- Compile correspondence and reports to managers and external agencies.
- Compile and securely maintain accurate individual medical records, calibration records and all log books to comply with company and statutory requirements.
- Counseling of employees with referral to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or other resources when appropriate.
- Develop links and working arrangements with external EAP providers for specialist psycho-social support and psychological emergencies.
- Make recommendations on resource, capability and capacity of health teams/function.
- Oversee Health Center budget/s and a range of external contracts and consultancy.
- Input and recall personnel data on a health database and compile statistical data.
- Manage and maintain all required Health Center pharmacy and testing license, maintain all medical testing equipment, including EMR interfaces.
- Provide travel health and immunization advice to employees.Conduct pre-employment, random and follow-up drug and alcohol tests.
- Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN)
- Registered Nurse (RN) - licensed in the state of Ohio or able to secure Ohio licensure
- Qualified Occupational Health Professional (i.e., Nurse) and holds or working towards recognized qualification in occupational health, (i.e., COHN, COHN-S)
- Registered nurse with at least four years post basic training experience in medical/surgical nursing and at least two years of professional experience working in occupational health