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Occupational Health RN/LPN

Bedford, MA

Details

Hiring Company

Millipore Sigma

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$65,000 - $75,000 / year


Position Description

Occupational Health RN/LPN

The Occupational Health nurse develops, interprets and administers the health activities at their local site under the direction of the Occupational Health manager.   The nurse is responsible for providing direct care in acute and emergency medical situations and assists with other occupational health staff as needed.  The nurse works collaboratively with EHS, HR and management to provide occupational health support based on the needs of the site(s).  Additional responsibilities and / or job duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Occupational Health manager. 

Essential duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provides initial assessment of on the job injuries and illnesses and refers for further evaluation as necessary.
  • Coordinates / provides for the appropriate care, treatment, and follow up of work related health events based on knowledge of the specific work environment.
  • Performs medical surveillance testing including pulmonary function testing, vision screening and other testing as appropriate for the work environment per regulatory guidance and OHS protocols.
  • Maintains and safeguards confidentiality of employee health information and employee health records.
  • Coordinates case management services for the individual worker to achieve optimal outcomes in a cost-effective manner.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional development and continuing education.
  • In partnership with EHS conducts ergonomic risk assessments in an office, laboratory and manufacturing environment, to reduce hazards and workplace injuries and illnesses.
  • Participates in the site(s) Emergency Medical Response Team.
  • Must be able to travel by car and air to remote sites.
  • Must be able to periodically work off shifts
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Current license as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse in the state(s) of employment and practice.
  • Strong Microsoft office skills: Excel, powerpoint and desire to work in multiple databases, run report analytics and additional education appropriate to the work setting i.e. PFT’s and phlebotomy.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Current knowledge of laws and regulations governing worker and worksite safety and health (i.e., OSHA, worker’s compensation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, etc.).

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job requires the ability to sit/stand for long periods: use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; move throughout the department / facility; stoop, kneel, climb stairs, crouch or crawl; regularly lift and / or move up to 10 lbs., and occasionally lift and / or move up to 25 lb. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Acuity of hearing is also required. 

Work environment

The nurse will be required to access all areas of the facility and so may work in areas with the following hazards including but not limited to: chemicals, biological agents, electrical shock, lasers, and noise. At times may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as glasses, respirator, protective clothing. 

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.



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