Occupational Health Nurse
1900 Highway 201 North Salesville, AR 72653 US
- Designs and manages the occupational health program to meet employee health risks, develops related policies, programs, and procedures, establishes goals for health management programs and measures outcomes. Establishes priorities and organizes department workflow. Champions initiatives.
- Establishes programs through work area assessment, surveys identify workplace hazards to ensure prevention of injury in the workplace. Work with management to ensure programs, training, reportability is documented, proceduralized and appropriate training is in place.
- Contributes to goal setting and the completion of organizational projects and goals through the effective use of project management skills.
- Provides a system for the immediate care of employee injury and illnesses. Collaborates with other EHS professionals and management to provide oversight and quality assurance to the root cause analysis process and to ensure corrective and preventive actions are appropriate and effective.
- Establishes systems for appropriate job placement and health surveillance of employees, including management and trend analysis.
- Establishes and maintains a documentation system for occupational health record keeping and confidentiality. Responsible for all required OH reporting. Compiles and analyzes statistical information related to OH. Responsible for all required reporting (i.e., OSHA, Workers Compensation, EPA, DOT, etc.) and other reports for outside agencies as necessary.
- Designs an effective case management program including coordination with other health care professionals, human resources, department managers, and insurance carrier representatives or TPA to facilitate timely return to work and appropriate utilization of benefits. Incorporates knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations (i.e., FMLA, ADA and state-specific workers compensation laws).
- Partners with other environmental health and safety professionals to recognize environmental factors, and health and safety hazards (e.g., ergonomic stressors) in the workplace that may cause elevated risk to employees. Actively participates in identifying appropriate control methods and determining strategies to reduce those risks. Contributes to Fleet and corporate-wide team efforts to address OH issues. Participates in the EHS audit program.
- Periodically evaluates the effectiveness of the occupational health program and takes measures to achieve continuous improvement.
- Supervises or mentors other occupational health professionals. Actively supports EHS team initiatives by providing OH perspective. Contributes to new hire orientation, required EHS training and health promotion programming.
- Establishes working relationships with appropriate community agencies and health consultants to achieve program support and optimum health care for employees.
- Actively participates in continuing professional education and presents on occupational health topics both internally and externally. Responsible for maintaining professional certification through participation in continuing education for professional growth and keeping a high level of expertise. Mentors other OHNs to achieve the same.
- Responsible for all aspects of the random drug and alcohol testing program, including follow-up with outcomes.
- Applies ergonomic principles effectively: Aligns medical activities (e.g., first-aid) with ergonomic risk assessments and reduction control measures for employees experiencing potentially work-related musculoskeletal symptoms.
- Assures compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and DOT Compliance.
- May be required to travel to attend seminars and conferences to keep up to date on issues, trends and required compliance to laws.
- May be required to serve on various employee committees.
- Will be required to participate in lean initiatives to ensure safety is a key component to all processes.
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