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Occupational Health Registered Nurse (2nd Shift)

Decatur, AL, United States  |  Human Resources  |  ID: REQ-8884

Description

Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Job Posting Title

Occupational Health Registered Nurse (2nd Shift)

The Challenge

GE Appliances is currently hiring for a 2nd Shift Occupational Health RN in Decatur, AL.

What you will Do

  • Collaborates with management and the environmental/safety staff to carry out the objectives of the occupational health/medical service as this supports the EH&S and HR functions, Plant Manager and plant as a whole.
  • Provides initial assessment of on the job injuries & illnesses and refers for further evaluation as necessary.
  • Provides direct care, including treatment of occupational injuries & illnesses using established medical protocols.
  • Coordinates & provides for the appropriate care, treatment, and follow-up work-related health events based on knowledge of the specific work environment.
  • Assesses non-occupational illnesses occurring at work, determines the need for immediacy of treatment and the need to seek care from personal health care providers.
  • Provides assistance on employee mental health issues and appropriately refers to employees to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services.
  • Performs health screenings / health assessments and completes all follow-up procedures, trending and program evaluation.
  • Maintains & safeguards confidentiality of employee health information and health records.
  • Conducts workplace assessments regarding employee health issues and exposure follow-up.
  • Provides occupational health surveillance testing including pulmonary function testing, audiometric testing, vision screening, and other testing as appropriate on employees identified by EHS and industrial hygiene monitoring.
  • Assists with implementation of health promotion strategies including group & individual health education activities.
  • Coordinates and provides case management of all STD/SC, LTD and WC cases and follow-up through return to work, restricted duty, transitional work to regular duty.  Utilizes web-based systems to report and manage all cases.
  • Participates in safety, HR and other plant meetings relating to medical, health and wellness, plant healthcare costs, emergency response and other objectives.
  • Provides site-specific programs (i.e. Health and Wellness Programs) as directed by leadership. 
  • Site-specific reporting/auditing (i.e.: GEA Scorecard, etc.).
  • Collaborates with EHS to perform Health & Safety Framework element(s), Power audits as they relate to medical activities, and participate in corporate and business level conference calls and e-Learning sessions.
  • Coordinates training and medical response drills for First Aid Responders: First Aid, CPR/AED and Bloodborne pathogens.
  • Support business goals, programs and processes through effective occupational health and medical service activities and efforts that align with GE Appliances values.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently licensed Registered Nurse in state of Alabama.
  • Associates Degree in nursing with equivalent experience.  
  • Knowledge of case management, workers’ compensation, and government (OSHA) regulations.
  • Current certification in AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel & Outlook).
  • Must have demonstrated problem-solving skills and be detail oriented.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing. 
  • Three (3) or more years nursing experience.
  • Certification in occupational health nursing (COHN, COHN-S).
  • Knowledge or additional education on medical services appropriate for the work setting, e.g., pulmonary function testing, hearing conservation (CAOHC).
  • Experience in an industrial setting and/or multi-shift operation.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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