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Occupational Health Nurse

Freeport, TX 77541

Posted: 10/13/2019 Industry: Misc Job Number: 24251

Must have a TX RN license. 

Reports to the Occupational Health Nurse Supervisor and provides support to the health surveillance program and meeting regulatory requirements, rendering nursing care to the ill and injured.

Principal Responsibilities:
o Nursing diagnoses, specialized testing and evaluation of results, assessments of patients presenting symptoms of injury/illness in the Medical Department as well as in plant emergency situations. Informs appropriate persons of patient's condition and progress and maintains appropriate documentation.
o Participates in medical triage, judging severity, disposition and referral.
o Communicates with the occupational health nurse supervisor regarding perceived health problems related to workplace exposure and promotes the observance of good hygiene and safety practice in the performance of employees' job duties.
o With the assistance of the site physician, evaluates employees returning to work after absences, injuries, illnesses and surgeries. Reduces medical absenteeism by facilitating early return to work from STD and LTD.
o Participates in compliance with medical aspects of OSHA, MSHA and Company Corporate standards. Administers medical surveillance programs according to Company Corporate Medical Policies & Procedures.
o Schedules exams and participates in pre-placement and other periodic examinations. Performs precision testing (e.G., spirometry, audiometry, breath alcohol etc.). Obtains urine specimens, including urine drug screens.
o Dispenses medications and immunizations and administers treatments and applies dressings for minor injuries and illnesses.
o Maintains medical confidentiality. Records, processes, and maintains current and accurate medical records for each employee.

KNOWLEDGE Required:
o Registered Nurse, graduated from an accredited school of nursing
o Current  Texas nursing license
o Working knowledge of current treatment, therapy and medications, knowledge of occupational health emergency first aid practices and initial occupational injury treatment.
o Possess good human relations skills
o Ability to use PC word processor
o3-5 years experience in non-occupational nurse setting (hospital emergency room).
o Current BLS CPR certification

Desirable:
o Certification in audiometry and spirometry testing
o Working knowledge of applicable OSHA and MSHA regulations
o Certification as a breath alcohol technician and drug test collector.

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