Medical And Health Management Consultant & Designated Employee Representative

The Southern Company Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 months ago

Medical and Health Management Consultant & Designated Employee Representative

Description

Medical and Health Management Consultant & Designated Employee Representative

This position will coordinate Georgia Power Company Drug and Alcohol program. Position may also provide case management for occupational and non-occupational medical and disability issues of employees to resolution in a manner which provides appropriate medical care and is expedient, efficient, cost effective and consistent with Safety & Health goals and "Our Values". This is accomplished by working closely with Medical and Health Management Team members, health care professionals, corporate legal counsel, company HR representatives and company management in Southern Company.

This position will be located in Atlanta, GA.

Job Requirements

  • A current State of Georgia Registered Nurse multistate license

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing strongly preferred. Master's degree in Health Science, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Drug and Alcohol testing requirements for FMCSA DOT preferred,

  • Working knowledge of medical and health management practices, and professional code of conduct, Georgia Workers Compensation laws, Family Medical Leave Act regulations, American's with Disability Act, 1973 Rehabilitation Act-Section 503, medical privacy regulations and Human Resources Management practices preferred.

  • Ability to interpret and apply drug and alcohol policies and procedures.

  • Ability to interpret and apply disability related benefit policies and plans.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work direction. Ability to effectively and efficiently manage time, priorities and professional relationships.

  • Strong clinical assessment and medical treatment skills.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and customer service skills.

  • Ability to work away from home for extended periods (up to 2 weeks) during emergency storm restoration duty.

  • Available for daily travel within the service territory.

  • Occasional afterhours call for drug and alcohol issues.

  • Must have valid driver's license

Job Responsibilities

  • Administering the Drug and Alcohol Program.

  • Communicates with MRO on donor, collection and reporting issues.

  • Ensures compliance with federal (DOT) and state Drug-Free Workplace Regulations.

  • Serves as liaison with drug and alcohol testing service agent.

  • Receives test results and perform the functions necessary according to the results of the test.

  • Removes employees from safety sensitive duties.

  • Make necessary decisions in the testing and evaluation process.

  • Oversight of DOT drug test collection site.

  • Oversight of random selections.

  • Resolve problem testing situations.

  • Referral to Substance Abuse Provider.

  • Record keeping and record retention requirements.

  • State reporting requirements.

  • Handle appeals associated with the program including interface with Employee Relations and Company attorneys when the testing program or results associated with the program are challenged.

  • Coordinate activities related to medical management of injury/illness cases under the guidance of corporate medical directors.

  • Coordinate the accommodation process for client departments according to the ADA Regulations. Includes job analysis and return to work activities.

  • Assist management in determining employee Fitness for Duty and coordination of related processes.

  • Establish and maintain documentation of all drug and alcohol decisions and communications. All information shall be kept in strict confidence according to privacy laws and ADA regulations.

  • Communicate clearly and timely with management, employees, medical director, and fellow Medical and Health Management team members. Consult with employees and management on applicability of other available resources (LTD, Workers Compensation, Medical Benefits, EAP/Mental Health Benefits, Fitness for Duty Exams, Etc.)

  • Support employee Health and Wellbeing initiatives, including health fairs, immunizations, health education and SouthernLifeStyle programs.

  • Occasional afterhours call for drug and alcohol issues.

  • Provide medical support for employees working on storm restoration.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Models all aspects of company culture: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

Reporting Relationships

  • Direct report to Medical and Health Management Manager.

  • Accountable to Medical and Health Management Team and Labor Relations General Manager for support and team work in accomplishing team goals and performing team services.

  • Accountable to Medical Director, Company Management, and Employees for services provided.

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Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

With 4.5 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at http://www.southerncompany.com/

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace

Job Field: Human Resources

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)
241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2006970


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