Occupational Health Nurse
Healthcare & Social Services
Springfield VA Contract Nov 14, 2022

Employment Enterprise Inc. is supporting one of the primary utility organizations in the Washington, DC area that supports over a million customers. We are seeking an Occupational Health Nurse. You will be responsible for delivering professional nursing care for job-related illnesses and injuries and overseeing worker’s compensation cases.

Occupational Health Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Pre-employment Physicals, including audiometric testing, and coordinates off-site drug testing.
  • Keeps abreast of changes associated with protocol and regulations governing occupational health services.
  • Administers first aid for on-the-job injuries and responds to SOC medical emergencies
  • Counsels employees on illness prevention and educates regarding healthy living practice
  • Prepares appropriate reports and oversees the maintenance and updating of employee medical records.
  • Initiates worker’s compensation cases and stays current regarding employee’s clinical progress and evaluates physical readiness for return to work.
  • Investigate opportunities for light duty work and secure placement for restricted return-to-work employees.
  • Evaluate employee interests in Health-Wellness topics.
  • Interacts with internal/external audiences to interpret guidelines and procedures to assist/support in resolving daily problems.
  • Analyzes problems and evaluates alternative solutions to help ensure the successful implementation of the business plans for the assigned unit.
  • Keep current with PHMSA & FMCSA regulations to ensure compliance in annual statistical reports and on-site audits.
  • Provides regular random drug testing of all corporate, new hires, and DOT (PHMSA/FMCSA) employees.
  • Maintains close communicative and proactive relationships with safety department employees to affect lower the incidence of work injuries and positively influence health and safety awareness and practices throughout the work force.
  • Provides oversight tracking & documenting employee illness and STD/LTD status including timely communication with supervisors to ensure accurate coding for correct payroll.
  • Provides oversight and scheduling of OSHA surveillance physicals.
  • Provides biannual review/revision of all Safety Sensitive (PHMSA) jobs to ensure compliance in DOT drug testing requirements.
  • External Interactions Local commissions Business and support units Medical Providers

Occupational Health Nurse Qualifications:

  • Bachelor/Associate degree and R.N. licensure plus five years experience in a corporate medical facility or occupational health program.
  • Extensive knowledge of occupational health and current medical practices.
  • Worker’s Compensation and Case management experience in an occupational health environment.
  • Certification in Audiometry preferred. Ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and work independently when working under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and the ability to adapt to changing priorities are essential.
  • Ability to enter, retrieve and manipulate data using MS Word, absence tracking system or other database software.
  • Ability to logically analyze and solve business problems.
  • Ability to listen and orally communicate ideas and information effectively.

What we offer:

  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Medical and dental benefits for qualifying professionals
  • Flex spending account
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Voluntary Supplemental Insurance

“Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Employment Enterprises, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, assign, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, U.S. Veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.”