Occupational Health Nurse in Ozark, AR at Butterball

Date Posted: 5/24/2018

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Job Description


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.  

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.  

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

 

Position purpose

The Occupational Health Nurse provides a professional health resource to protect, maintain, and improve the overall health status of associates.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Perform pre-employment drug screens and physical examinations

  • Review symptom surveys for new associates

  • Evaluates, assesses, and treats job-related associate health issues

  • Maintains all associate medical records and workers compensation records

  • Conducts annual hearing examinations on each associate

  • Coordinates annual health fair

  • Schedules other recurring activities such as blood drives, Hazmat physicals, mammograms, flu clinic, etc

  • Maintains OSHA and Worker’s Compensation data

  • Participate in safety and health related committees and meetings

  • Perform special tasks as designated by Complex Safety Manager

  • Review all related policies and procedures and keep them current as they relate to occupational health

  • Plant inspections and observations

  • Communication and visits with company physicians

  • Flexible to travel and attend training requirements

Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge and practical use of computer and related software programs such as Microsoft Office

  • LPN certification (minimum) required

  • At least 6 months experience in a relevant area required

Preferences

  • RN certification

  • Background in OSHA regulations, Worker’s Compensation laws, occupational health, and WC claims programs

  • Prior work experience in a food processing or manufacturing environment

Work Requirements

  • Working conditions include usual office environment with some exposure to plant manufacturing area.

  • Physical demands include frequent seeing (read reports/use computer), hearing (communicate with coworkers), and grasping/feeling (writing, typing, using phone system).Additional physical demands include standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, lifting, pushing, and pulling.

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