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Shift: 12p to 9p with flexibility to be able to shift up or down as needed for coverage. Ability to be “on-call” rotation as scheduled. Ability to work unusual shifts (holidays, weekends and extended ) as needed

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Occupational Health Nurse-RN or LPN, that provides focused nursing care through the assessment and treatment of occupational related illnesses and injuries within a... poultry complex. This role maintains Federal, State, and company recordkeeping for OSHA and Workers’ Compensation, completes post-offer drug screening and reviews medical histories and other required forms.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
• Review post offer medical history with the employee, assess any concerns and make recommendations for referral according to established protocol
• Administer drug and alcohol testing per company policies including post offer drug screens
• Administer first aid, nursing or emergency care for injuries and illnesses occurring in the workplace that is consistent with the RN and/or LPN’s scope of practice, occupational health nursing guidelines, medical directives and protocols. Consults with Corporate/Regional Occupational Health Managers or and refers cases to a higher level of care when indicated.
• Assist with medical cost management through early identification, treatment and follow up nursing care for all injuries and illnesses
• Partner with workers compensation adjuster, case managers and providers involved in the provision of care to injured employees for all worker compensation related injuries/ illnesses to resolve claims in a timely manner
• Utilize an electronic medical record to maintain accurate injury, OSHA and workers compensation recordkeeping through timely documentation of all interactions, clinical care and case management activities.
• Serve as a member of the Safety and Ergonomics committee, supporting safety and ergonomic functions at the location, and provide leadership in recognizing and preventing workplace hazards
• Develop wellness initiatives and programs that align with company goals and direction
• Lead ergonomics initiatives, analyze injury data, identify trends and implement improvement efforts. Manage the Ergonomics Job Measurement System.
• Manage respiratory protection, first responder and blood borne pathogen programs for employees
• Conduct new hire orientation related to safety/medical
• Advise, coach and educate employees on preventative health and wellness
• Maintain adequate medical supplies for the facility, order supplies as needed
• Assist with accident investigations
• Communicate with medical, legal and insurance personnel. Represent site in litigation proceedings for workers compensation
• Consult with the Corporate/Regional Occupational Health Manager or Plant Nurse-RN, LPN(s), Complex Health and Safety Manager as required
• Perform additional relevant duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• None. This is an individual contributor role with required competencies: Functional/Technical Skills, Action Oriented, Problem Solving, Learning on the Fly, and Interpersonal Savvy

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS:
• Registered Nurse or LPN with current, active and unrestricted state license

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
• Minimum three (3) years’ nursing experience; occupational health experience preferred
• Knowledge and understanding of OSHA standards and recordkeeping requirements
• Highly effective written/verbal and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external customers; multi-lingual preferred
• Experienced in Microsoft Office applications such as; Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
• Experienced in Workers Compensation administration and case management within a manufacturing plant preferred
• Ability to keep sensitive information confidential and to appropriately handle critical situations with tact and diplomacy
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment using excellent organizational skills and precise attention to detail
• Must possess a strong customer-centric attitude, high energy level and a strong sense of urgency

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
• Follow departmental and company safety policies and programs
• Wear required protective equipment in all areas where mandatory

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Ability to move about the facilities in hot/ dusty or cold/ humid and noisy environments as needed
• Occasionally lift up to 40 lbs

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Mississippi USA

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