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Occupational Nurse

Company: International Paper
Location: Orange
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Promote the health and safety of all employees. Provide medical assistance to injured and/or ill employees. Assist the Health and Safety Department administer the company's safety and health programs. AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Provide direct medical assistance to employees Work w/Paramedics to maintain Occupational Health Department -dispense over the counter medication and safety items. Maintain medical records of all employees. Administer Worker's Compensation Duties Coordinate Care with Attending Physician (s), W/C Adjusters and Case Managers Enhance wellness of all employees while reducing on-job illness and injuries Manage Health related Safety Programs CLINICAL CARE

  • Assesses the health needs of workers
  • Assesses, develop treatment plans, and treats employees within appropriate standards and laws
  • Provide biometric screening opportunities for all employees
  • Counsels employees on reduction of risk associated with health and safety hazards
  • Uses and maintains accurate and complete records system, while maintaining confidentiality
  • Organize screening events to promote employee health and wellness FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
    • Collaborate with Occ-Med Physician, Corporate resources, Care Providers and Worker's Compensation to manage costs while restoring employees to optimal functional capacity
    • Process medical billing for payment
    • Order Employee Safety items and process for payment
    • Monitor the quality and effectiveness of vendor services
    • Use and evaluate available heath care resources to achieve optimal outcome KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • Ability to interface with Employees, Department Managers, Paramedics, Occ-Med Physician and Medical Community.
      • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing (RN) and licensed to practice as a registered nurse in State of Texas.
      • Minimum of five years of experience as a nurse including ER, Trauma, Critical Care, etc---
      • Prefer Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN/COHN-S) otherwise train and certify after meeting experience requirement
      • Maintain certification in Hearing Conservation (COHC - Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist).
      • Maintain certification in Case Management (CM)
      • Maintain certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
      • Maintain American Heart Association instructor certification in CPR/First Aid/AED training.
      • Knowledge and understanding of OSHA regulations and responsibilities.-- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
        • Manage all systems of the Occupational Health Program.--
        • Assist Paramedics with medical emergencies occurring at this facility. Provide emergency care for contract workers if need arises.
        • Support Emergency Response Team with training and skill development and post incident debriefings; ad hoc member of the ERT
        • Administer first aid and/or medical assistance as needed.
        • Assess all worker's compensation injuries occurring while on duty and review if occurring while off duty.
        • Attend off site appointments for work related injuries and coordinate all injury follow-up.
        • Provide medical services as appropriate for Mill Team Employees (IP, B&R, TLS).
        • Advise injured personnel concerning additional medical treatment.
        • Maintain adequate inventory of appropriate safety and medical supplies.--
        • Coordinate with Health and Safety Dept. in scheduling the company CPR, First-Aid, and Safety and Health programs. Provide instruction for classes regarding Bloodborne Pathogens, AED, Heat Stress, Respiratory Protection and coordination of Hearing Conservation Program.
        • Assist in preparation of accident analysis reports and provide recommendations for actions to correct injurious methods of activity.
        • Serve as case manager of all injured employees until such time that the insurance administrator makes assignment of field nurse case manager.
        • Handle all correspondence regarding worker's compensation claim numbers, billing and medical appointments with routing to appropriate representative.
        • Coordinate necessary physicals, including eye exams and prepare laminated cards as appropriate for employees.
        • Provide health services to our employees such as lifestyle coaching, health and wellness education and behavior health assistance/referral.
        • Maintain over-the-counter medication dispensing machine with widely used medications.
        • Process all administrative requirements for prescriptive safety eyewear program.
        • Coordinate and schedule approved medical waste disposal program and process for payment.
        • Assist in conducting company safety and health orientations, operation inspections with recommendations on potential hazards to health and safety.
        • Assist, as requested, in the administration of the company's Accident and Sickness Programs.
        • Prepare health and safety materials for bulletin boards, new letters and health fairs, as requested.
        • Coordinate administration of Hepatitis B, Flu and Tetanus vaccinations and maintain applicable records.
        • Coordinate safety shoe vendors, shoe mobile schedules, and post dates of visits.
        • Administer random, return-to-work, post-accident, suspicion/cause, job transfer and pre-employment/post job offering drug screens, as needed.
        • Document treatments, maintain call log, medical records, complete all filing, ordering of supplies, approve and process all billing to appropriate party for payment.
        • Coordinate Return to Work and Pre-Employment Health programs with HR.
        • Attend Educational conferences to stay current with trends, technologies, and treatments.
        • Coordinate annual health fair for all employees.

Keywords: International Paper, Orange , Occupational Nurse, Healthcare , Orange, California

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