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Occupational Health Nurse

Company: Imagine Staffing Technology
Location: Irvine
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

Imagine Staffing is recruiting for an Occupational Health Nurse on behalf of our client, a global manufacturer of medical devices. Position is based in Irvine, CA. California Nursing License is required for this role. -The OHN acts as a business partner to maximize productivity and reduce health-related costs. The 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. Primary Functions & Responsibilities:Responsible for implementing an effective occupational health program at the facility levelImplements a facility-level occupational health program to meet employee health risks, establishes goals for health management programs, and measures outcomesProvides a system for the immediate care of employee and visitor injuries and illnesses, including coordinating a medical emergency response teamActively participates in the root cause analysis process to understand those eventsImplements 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 exposuresMaintains electronic and hard copy documentation systems for occupational health record keeping and confidentialityResponsible for all required reporting (i.e., OSHA, Workers Compensation, etc.). Submits reports to support case management, cost control, budgeting, and occupational health metrics, among othersImplements an effective case management program including coordination with other healthcare professionals, human resources, department managers, attorneys, and insurance carrier representatives or third-party administrators to facilitate timely return to work and appropriate utilization of benefitsFacilitates and coordinates a risk-based health promotion program to enhance employee and family wellbeingProvides health-related counseling for employees within the scope of nursing knowledge and practicePartners with other health and safety professionals to recognize health hazards and environmental risk factors in the workplace that may cause negative health impacts among employeesActively participates in determining strategies to reduce those risksParticipates in the periodic evaluation of the facility occupational health program and takes measures to achieve continuous improvementStays within the OH budget and manages the worker's compensation loss run reviewEstablishes a relationship with an external physician to provide support as needed for the occupational health programMonitor and coordinate the relationship with an external occupational health clinic to achieve company occupational health and case management objectivesResponsible for the on-site drug-testing program, including follow-up with outcomes as appropriateLeads the ergonomic program using ergonomic principles to perform ergonomic assessments, suggest solution, and track programs to completionWorks with EHS to support risk reduction for employees experiencing potentially work-related musculo-skeletal symptomsMaintains professional continuing education and secures task-based certification as appropriate to practice (ex. pulmonary function, hearing testing)Facilitates compliance with applicable health and safety regulationsMaintains an Irvine Plant incident reporting program for injuries, illnesses, near misses, and first aid casesAssists in monitoring of industrial hygiene hazards and corrective actions to mitigate the sameAssists with safety related issues within the facilityRequirements & Knowledge:Registered Nurse with current license to practice in California requiredMinimum of 3 years' experience in a clinical nurse settingBSN preferredExperience in occupational health program deliveryCertification in CPR/First Aid/AED, occupational hearing conservation and pulmonary function testing preferredOH Certification preferredProficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and file managementBilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese desirable -Industry Knowledge required:Worker's compensation and case management experience requiredKnowledge of regulations regarding worker health and safety work injuries, and company disability plansAbility to develop, manage and communicate occupational health programsKnowledge of ergonomic principles, tools, and corrective actions desirableKnowledge of principles, tools, and use of industrial hygiene desirableKnowledge of OSHA and/or Cal OSHA safety programs desirable -Ideal Experience:Read and interpret documents such as occupational health and safety rules and regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manualsWrite routine reports and correspondenceSpeak effectively and provide training before groups of customers or employees of organizationCalculate figures and amounts such as sums and averages and should be able to use spreadsheet software to display bar charts, pie charts, trend line charts and the like for occupational health-related data analysisApply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formDeal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situationsApply critical thinking and problem solving to health and safety issues

Keywords: Imagine Staffing Technology, Irvine , Occupational Health Nurse, Healthcare , Irvine, California

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