Job Description: Summary
The Nurse LPN shall comply with Occupational Health Services policies and procedures and provide team member occupational health services including: injury and illness prevention, health promotion, and health maintenance within scope of practice/licensure. Observes and maintains record on patient care, condition, reactions and progress. Will assist with the development of preventive health care programs. Will help support all safety programs at the plant location, including participating with the Central Safety Committee. Will be responsible for Worker's Compensation administration, employee return to work programs, and the administration of accident investigations.
Maintain and adhere to the Occupational Health Services Policy and Medical Evaluation Guidelines
Participate in the Nursing Process
Perform occupational health services in the provision of supportive or restorative care under the supervision of physician standing orders
Assist in planning, implementing and evaluating health maintenance and health education programs; contribute to the design of health controls and surveillance relative to the work environment and essential functions of employee's jobs
Provide emergency care/stabilization for injured/ill team members and secure appropriate transportation as required with expectations that candidate is available to respond during off hours
Provide nursing care for occupational and non-occupational conditions based upon the Medical Evaluation Guidelines
Make referrals to outside health care agencies as needed for non-work related injuries/illnesses and make referrals as identified in the Medical Evaluation Guidelines as needed
Administer over-the-counter and prescription medications as ordered according to Standing Medication Orders and as ordered by a physician
Schedule and/or perform assessments and testing according to company policy, including but not limited to, health assessments for post-hire, injury/illness, respirator/HazMat surveillance, drug and alcohol testing, and audiometric testing
Collaborate with other health, safety, production and human resources team members in a comprehensive approach to team member health
Communicate information regarding work-related injuries and illnesses to the Medical Case Manager and Third Party Administrator (TPA) as necessary
Conduct plant walk-throughs to ensure team-member and team-leader compliance with prescribed modified/restricted duty job requirements
Maintain occupational health services records and reporting systems according to OSHA, State, company, and legal requirements. Records maintained include but are not limited to: post-hire assessments, team member health records, OSHA records, audiometric testing, individual health surveillance records, and confidential files.
Maintain confidentiality of team member health records according to company policy
Assist with team member health & wellness promotion, education and training programs
Participate in continued professional development and research activities for the improvement of occupational health services
Maintain legal requirements for practice in accordance with State Nurse Practice Act and submit license renewal to RN Supervisor as necessary
Assume self-responsibility and accountability for professional growth and development
Participate in/complete continuing education to update knowledge of occupational health and safety including legal regulations applicable to occupational health and safety and the delivery of related services as well as to maintain occupational health certification and nursing license
Perform other duties as assigned by the Safety Manager in compliance with company policies and procedures
Minimum academic preparation includes completion of licensed practical accredited school of nursing program and current license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in state of employment
Experience in the performance of nursing skills relative to Occupational Health Nursing preferred
Certification (or eligibility to become certified) in Occupational Health Nursing (COHN, COHN-S) is preferred.
Current CPR/First Aid certification
Current CPR/First Aid instructor certification preferred
Communication, problem-solving and organizational skills desired
Basic computer skills required
Bilingual English/Spanish fluency preferred
Experience preferred in Total Worker Health, physical trainer, health coach, or sports fitness.
Sit, stand, walk and climb stairs during time on duty
May be subject to blood borne pathogens and other infectious illnesses and occupational hazardous materials.
Basic computer skills (Word/ MS Office software) and ability to operate monitoring equipment required
Physically able to respond timely to emergency situations at facility
Must be able to work effectively in a team based environment, and set priorities to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects.
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc