As a key member of the Mayodan Human Resource and Safety teams, the Occupational Health Nurse(OHN) works collaboratively with the leadership and operational teams to promote a healthy and safe work environment. The OHN works to help workers remain healthy and productive with a focus on employee protection from work-related and environmental hazards and prevention of illness and injury in the workplace.
Essential Job Duties:
• Coordinate and provide all health services for all associates. Duties include periodic health screenings, education and training, nursing assessments of issues within the scope of practice.
• Maintains all records associated with the responsibilities of the position in a confidential manner.
• Acts as an advocate for all levels of staff by observing and teaching employees good work and health practices. Assist with workplace assessments and evaluations as needed. Organize and Administer the Annual Health & Wellness Fair. Provides Crisis Intervention, counseling and referrals to appropriate services.
• Evaluate and treat certain illnesses/injuries with emphasis on early recognition and intervention, follow-up and monitor workers as they safely return to work. Provide Case Management for all work related injury/illnesses and Medical Leaves. Maintain records of all services rendered, provide or assist with physician referral when appropriate.
• Administers all aspects of the Workers compensation program for the Prescott facility, including, but not limited to initial evaluations and treatment of Workers Compensation injuries, electronically filing the Workers Compensation claim and completing of any associated paperwork. Administers Corporate Substance Abuse Policy, including, but not limited to; refer non-negative specimens for further testing and follow up as indicated. Communicate results of testing in a confidential manner.
• Coordinate the Emergency Responder program as required by OSHA standards.
• Maintain associates' administrative/medical records according to standards of confidentiality as required by OSHA, professional ethic codes, ADA, HIPAA, etc. Retains these records in accordance the Company Retention Policy.
• Maintains current awareness of applicable federal, state and local health, industrial hygiene and safety regulations. Be prepared to assist with any OSHA audits.
• Maintain the OSHA 300 log, and OSHA 300A at year end. Compile OSHA DART report monthly. Post the OSHA 300A in the plant as required by OSHA annually. Communicate OSHA and Workers' Compensation statistics with appropriate individuals including plant management.
• Provide annual training in hearing conservation, blood borne pathogens, health effects of lead and lead monitoring, drug and alcohol effects and
may assist EHS Manager with other plant health and safety education training programs to employees and first responders
• Administers and directs all in house immunization programs such as Influenza and Hepatitis B.
• Maintain adequate amounts of Health Clinic supplies such as routine OTC meds and bandaging, for emergency use and ensure that all medical supplies & equipment are current, in good working order and calibrated, if indicated.
• Provides health education and promotion programs to address population health needs such as smoking cessation, exercise and fitness, proper lifting techniques, nutrition, weight control, hypertension and stress management.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be of high integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current unencumbered Registered Nurse Licensure within North Carolina.
• A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an RN is required. Experience in Occupational Health nursing in a manufacturing environment is desirable, but not required. COHN preferred.
• Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification required within six months of hire.
• Basic computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Power-point is required.
• Ability to give presentations in groups.
Lifting: Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Push/pull: Typically less than one pound. Job is performed sitting or standing. Frequent walking is required as visiting employees and work areas on the plant floor are regular aspects of the job duties. Twisting, rotating fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, biceps, knees, legs, ankles, hips, shoulders, neck, upper & lower back are required. Must be able to bend, stoop, and pivot. Functions of the job vary daily as do the range of nursing duties
May be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and OPIM bodily fluids including blood. Will be exposed to loud noises, as loud as 85 dcB or higher while on the plant floor. Those areas are in a mandatory hearing conservation program as required by OSHA standards. Personal protective equipment that is required includes hearing protection (ear buds or ear muffs), safety glasses, and gloves (as needed). Shoes must be hard soles, with closed toes and heel.
Please email all resumes to Jeanie Groves at jgroves@Ruger.com