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Occupational Health Nurse

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Purpose of the job:

Responsible for administering necessary medical care to employees and others as required or assigned within the scope of nursing practice. Completes physical exams and reviews medical history. Assists with medical cost management by early intervention in care of employees with appropriate follow-up. Administers leaves of absence and case management.

Accountabilities of the job:

  • This position – and all positions - within the INEOS Acetyls organization requires that the incumbent commit to learning, following, and practicing INEOS 20 Principles of Process and Behavioral Safety as applicable to the position. These are posted within the INEOS Acetyls facility.  Each employee must also commit to following INEOS’ Life-Saving rules daily. 

  • Ensures that OH services are relevant to the Gulf Coast sites and regulatory regime by proactively modifying programs according to relevant legislation, site processes, demographics, occupational health hazards, and community resources.

  • Performs annual physicals and testing for identified groups including but not limited to hearing, vision, blood work, pulmonary function. 

  • Ensures that OH policies and procedures are maintained, including standing orders and directives from the appropriate physician through direct intervention and monitoring.

  • Ensures that OH record systems and required records are maintained according to policy and procedure; records include those on all injured or ill workers, clinical/medical reports, chemical exposure records, audiometric testing records.

  • Ensures that health education programs for employees and (indirectly) their families are developed and implemented.

  • Develops and conducts health education counselling, supports the off the job injury program.

  • Provides effective advice and services to Human Resources by initiating referrals for physical examinations with approved panel of physicians, conducting pre-placement exams, recommending upon medical hire ability, assesses the health status of employees and relevant health history with health risk appraisals (in conjunction with health fair/wellness programs) for job placement, return to work, health surveillance and termination. Provides feedback to employees.

  • Manages leave processes both FMLA and parental/family leave in conjunction with Human Resources.

  • Ensures that the Disability Management and related illness programs are implemented by managing each case (focusing effort on STD) including approving return to work and writing restrictions when necessary.

  • Evaluating fitness to work needs, taking into consideration the rights and obligations of both the company and the employee, in accordance with company objectives, applicable legislation and professional codes of practice.

  • Works with contracted physician/clinic and employee to develop a “return to work plan of action” and follow up on plan.

  • Manages employee illnesses/injuries that occur onsite and provides injury information to Safety department for regulatory reporting, as appropriate.

  • Provides direct nursing care under doctor’s standing orders/government guidelines for occupational and non-occupational injuries/illnesses, coordinating/conducting appropriate laboratory tests, determining the need for outside consultations for occupational injury or illness.

  • Draw lab work, collect urines and performs drug screening.

Required profile:

Level of Education & Knowledge:

  • Nursing Diploma and / or Degree in Nursing (RN or BSN)

  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) or experience in Occupational Health Nurse preferred; ability to obtain required.

  • Certification in Drug/Alcohol for DOT and non-DOT roles preferred ability to obtain required.

  • 5+ years general nursing experience, prior occupational health nurse experience preferred.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)certification required; First Aid/CPR/AED instructor certification preferred.

Experience & Technical Skills:

  • Leadership capabilities regarding part time/contract/casual OH Professionals and contracted Site Physician(s)

  • Working knowledge of industrial hygiene

  • Experience in design and implementation of wellness programs

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Competencies & Behavioral Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with patient, family, management and the medical community.

  • Ability to assess, identify and treat occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses and triage care. Perform and or assist with surveillance exams, i.e. respirator exams.

  • Develop plan of care, provide care and treatments per nursing protocol and guidelines.

  • Ability to complete complex problem solving.

  • Develop plan of care, provide care and treatments per nursing protocol and guidelines.

  • Ability to complete complex problem solving.

  • Independent judgement.

  • Good decision maker and ability to perform in stressful situations.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Must be able to multitask when performing job functions.

  • Must be able to work independently and/or alone.

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of people while maintaining strict confidentiality.

  • Ability to develop and communicate individual action plans based upon several competing and potentially conflicting boundaries.

  • Ability to create effective training material and present training to small and medium-sized audiences.

Performance indicators: 

  • Timely completion of scheduled medical examinations.

  • Effective implementation and support of Employee Health Programs.

  • Occupational Health Clinic and Ambulatory vehicles in compliance with all regulations and standards.

  • Effective case management and communication on employee status.

  • Productive relationships with Occupational Medicine external vendors.

  • Proper care and maintenance of medical equipment in onsite clinic.