The Occupational Health and Wellness Nurse will be responsible for the management, administration, and direction of the company's occupational health and wellness program. This includes administering the workers' compensation program, First Aid Department, and coordination of safety and injury awareness, prevention training and investigations. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Evaluate and treat occupational injuries/illnesses in an efficient and professional manner within the scope of practice and consistent with occupational first aid guidelines
Communicate with team members and health care providers as needed regarding work status, work limitations, disability status, etc.
Assist departments with identifying, evaluations, and implementing reasonable accommodations and return to work options for team members with restricted duty
Act as a Wellness /health coach and/or advisor educating team members on various health topics and enabling team members to make healthy lifestyle choices
Support ergonomic evaluation efforts and provide input regarding ergonomic improvements and conduct or arrange ergonomic assessments and solutions, as needed
Manage OSHA and other regulatory required medical surveillance and fitness to work programs: hearing conservation, hazmat, respiratory protection, blood borne pathogens, etc.
Administer the company's Drug-Free Workplace Program (DOT, Random Safety Sensitive, For Cause, Post Accident, Return to Work)
Keep abreast of current medical and occupational health issues
Prepare OSHA log, injury reports and investigates incidents involving environmental health and safety.
Develop and implement appropriate corrective actions, based on investigative outcome.
Ensure compliance with Federal, State and other regulatory agencies, mandated regulations (OSHA, HIPAA, etc.) as well as Corporate Standards and Guidelines
Support regulatory compliance regarding FMLA, ADA, STD, LTD, and HIPPA as required
Participate in accident investigation program as needed to identify root cause analysis of incidents and near misses
Administer workers compensation claims
Performs other duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Educations and/or Experience
At least 5 years' experience as a RN, PA or NP and preferably at least 3 years' experience in a corporate or industrial setting
Experience and ability to manage emergency care situations
Ability to administer occupational first aid independent of daily physician oversight, and able to recognize when need for consultation with a physician is necessary
Understanding of federal and state legal requirements regarding medical confidentiality as well as occupational and environmental health regulations
Certificates, License, Registrations or Professional Designations
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
Proven ability to work both independently and as a team member with strong effective interpersonal skills
Demonstrated advanced interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact effectively with a diverse workforce
Exhibit professionalism at all times, understands appropriate corporate/workplace behavior and can handle confidential and sensitive situations appropriately
Ability to be a self-motivated learner, to take the initiative in learning
Ability to travel to field locations on a regular basis (day trips)
Available for call and work during off-hours with minimal notices, as needed
Ability to legally work without sponsorship for employment visa status
Ability to drive between multiple locations, as needed
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (only provide if needed)
Certified as occupational health nurse (COHN) or case manager
Certifications in hearing conservation, spirometry, and Basic Life Support (BLS)
Full or Part Time
Brasstech (the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company's policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.
Brasstech is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.
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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.