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Occupational Health Nurse IV

Mobile, AL 36610

Posted: 09/28/23 Employment Type: 12 Months Industry: Other Job Number: 1864-1

Job Description

The OHN will lead the implementation and delivery of all appropriate occupational health programs and services that support the K-C health and wellness strategy. Primary responsibilities for this position include injury/illness assessment, triage treatment and continuity of care. In addition, conducting health surveillance programs, providing health education, ergonomic assessments, case management and facilitating return to work are all essential components of this position. The OHN collaborates with human resources, legal and safety to ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory programs such as OSHA, ADA, HIPAA and FMLA.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Workers compensation injury and illness evaluation, treatment and case management
• Leave of absence management STD & FMLA
• Management Occupational Health Clinic to include staffing and supplies
• Manage and deliver all medical surveillance and medical clearance programs for site
• Maintain all medical information per OH, legal, HIPAA and ethical guidelines
• Work collaboratively with Safety, and Industrial Hygiene in regard to medical recommendations in risk assessments, surveillance, medical clearance, work related injuries/prevention, accommodations/return to work
• Work with HR and site management in regard to work accommodations, return to work, EAP, Fit for Duty, ADA, Drug and Alcohol, etc…
• Assist Safety in regard to the medical aspect of the Emergency Response Team
• Support K-C Wellness and Healthy Being initiatives
• Offer evaluation and treatment (within scope of practice) work related or non-work related injuries and illnesses and refer as appropriate
• Assist in accident investigation from medical perspective
• Vaccinations as appropriate for site

Knowledge and Skills:

• BSN or BS with 3-5 years occupational health experience preferred
• Occupational Health Certification preferred
• Strong clinical assessment skills and comfortable working autonomously
• CPR/AED certified
• NIOSH approved Spirometry course completion preferred
• CAOHC certification preferred (can be obtained)
• Case Management experience required
• Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills required
• Knowledge of EAP, OSHA, FMLA, ADA, HIPAA
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Presentation and consultation skills
• Proficient computer skills
• Registered Nurse with unrestricted license
• Occupational knowledge to include epidemiology, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety, industrial hygiene

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