Occupational Health Nurse

Baxter Marion , NC 28752

Posted 4 weeks ago

Occupational Health Nurse

Req #: JR - 010758

Location: Marion, NC US

Job Category: EHS

Date Posted: 11/11/2019 11:05:43 AM

Baxter International

Around the world, our employees are united by our mission to save and sustain lives. Together, we create a culture that encourages colleagues to pursue rewarding careers -- where everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work as a part of a team they respect, in an environment that values each person's contributions. We're happy you're interested in continuing your career journey with Baxter.

Position Summary

Responsible for implementing an effective occupational health program at the facility level. The OHN acts as a business partner to maximize productivity and reduce health related costs. OH program elements include: immediate care for illness and injury, health surveillance, job placement, regulatory compliance, case management and health promotion. Provides healthcare services to employees or persons who become ill or injured at the facility. Practices within the parameters of professional licensure to ensure consistency with legal, labor, regulatory and corporate requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements a facility-level occupational health program to meet employee health risks.

  • Provides a system for the immediate care of employee and visitor injuries and illnesses, including coordinating a medical emergency response team.Actively participates in the root cause analysis process to understand those events.

  • Implements appropriate job placement and health surveillance of employees.Examples include:required hearing conservation program and audiometry, respiratory surveillance, and management of reproductive and chemical hazard exposures.

  • Maintains a documentation system for occupational health record keeping and confidentiality.Responsible for all required reporting (i.e., OSHA, Workers Compensation, etc.).

  • Implements an effective case management program including coordination with other health care professionals, human resources, department managers, and insurance carrier representatives or third party administrators to facilitate timely return to work and appropriate utilization of benefits.

  • Facilitates and coordinates a risk-based health promotion program to enhance employee and family wellbeing.

  • Provides health-related counseling for employees within the scope of nursing knowledge and practice.

  • Partners with other health and safety professionals to recognize health hazards and environmental risk factors in the workplace that may cause negative health impacts among employees.Actively participates in determining strategies to reduce those risks.

  • Participates in the periodic evaluation of the facility occupational health program and takes measures to achieve continuous improvement.Stays within the OH budget.

  • Establishes a relationship with an external physician to provide support as needed for the occupational health program.

  • Responsible for the on-site drug-testing program, including follow-up with outcomes as appropriate.

  • Uses basic ergonomic principles to perform simple office ergonomic assessments. Works with EHS to support risk reduction for employees experiencing potentially work-related musculoskeletal symptoms.

  • Maintains professional continuing education and secures task-based certification as appropriate to practice (ex. pulmonary function, hearing testing).

  • Facilitates compliance with applicable health and safety regulations.

  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles

  • Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Critical thinking and decision making skills

  • Proficient in computer program use

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

  • Certification in CPR/first aid

  • Physically able to respond in emergency situations

  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.

  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.

Required Education and Experience

  • Registered nurse with current North Carolina license to practice required

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a clinical nurse setting

  • BSN preferred

  • OH Certification preferred

Other Duties as Assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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