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Occupational Health Nurse

Date: 
Location: 

Lindsay, NE, US, 68644

Travel:  No Travel Required
Company:  LMfg-Irrigation-Domestic
Description: 

As a key member of the Management and Safety teams, the Occupational Health Nurse will provide injury evaluation and management with also healthcare advice and direction to all employees and work collaboratively with the leadership and operational teams to promote a healthy and safe work environment. The occupational health nurse 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 FUNCTIONS

  • 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.
  • Acts as an advocate for all levels of staff by observing and teaching employee’s good work and health practices, housekeeping, hygiene, the use of personnel protective equipment and respirators. Assist with workplace assessments and evaluations as needed. 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. Make independent decisions based on professional knowledge, judgment and scope of practice in emergency cases and provide emergency treatment of occupational injuries and illness as required.
  • File Workers Compensation claims and facilitate claims administration. Perform an initial evaluation and treatment of Workers Compensation injuries, filing the Workers Compensation claim and completing of any associated paperwork. In conjunction with the Workers Compensation insurer, make referrals to local treating clinics or specialists as needed. Maintaining individual files. Works with operations management with identifying, evaluating and implementing work accommodations and return to work options for associates with work restrictions. Communicate as needed with the Workers Compensation insurer and treating provider regularly.
  • Schedule and or conduct pre-placement and random drug testing in accordance with the Corporate Drug and Alcohol Policy. 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, providing initial and ongoing training and support to the responders and janitorial personnel on Blood-borne Pathogens, as required by the OSHA standards. Maintain written records of training.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assure compliance with regulatory requirements related to clinical operations
  • Train and lead ergonomic team to assess jobs and provide input regarding ergonomic improvements.
  • Administer the company’s Drug-Free Workplace Program.
  • Assist with the accident investigation program to identify root cause analysis of all incidents and near misses.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Active state nursing license as registered nurse.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an RN is preferred and experience in Occupational Health nursing in a manufacturing environment is highly desirable. COHN preferred
  • Basic understanding of federal and state regulations applicable to occupational and environmental Health and Safety.
  • Current BLS certification. ACLS and Basic Life Support 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 talk in front of large groups of people
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Intermediate computer skills are essential.
  • Must be detail oriented, have ability to multitask and possess great interpersonal skills.  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Lindsay Corporation does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. Lindsay Corporation will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed vendor agreement with Lindsay Corporation. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of Lindsay Corporation without having a vendor agreement in place will be considered property of Lindsay Corporation. Lindsay Corporation will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.


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