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Posted on: July 29, 2019 • Category: Nurse, Occupational Health

Occupational Health Nurse

Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc

Apply By: August 14, 2019
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: DOE/DOQ
Education: Certification

Human Resources
Phone 1: 605-665-9311
605-665-9311
Careers at KPI-JCI
Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc
700 W 21st Street
Yankton, SD 57078
US
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Qualifications:
Education and Experience Requirements: 1. RN degree required (licensure required). 2. Certification in CPR/First-aid instruction required. 3. Occupational Health Nurse Certification and/or occupational nursing experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 1. Ability to assess health conditions in view of safe work practices, return-to-work, and fitness-for-work issues, as well as exposures to workplace agents, while complying with legal and regulatory laws. 2. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required. 3. Knowledge of occupational nursing best practices and procedures. 4. Knowledge of OSHA, Workers’ Compensation, HIPPA, FMLA, and ADAAA. 5. Critical thinking, skills, and ability to be resourceful and calm in medical emergencies. 6. Ability to write reports and basic business correspondence, and nursing procedures manual. 7. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, management, insurance companies, and health care professionals. 8. Ability to multi-task within a team environment at all levels of the organization and with outside health care providers. 9. Computer proficiency with Microsoft software: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. 10. Perform work sitting or standing up to 8 hours per day, and up to 5 days per week. 11. Flexibility to work additional hours beyond core work schedule and needed, and be available by cell phone whenever KPI production is occurring. 12. Must be dependable, dedicated to getting the job done correctly, and use time wisely. 13. Adept at problem-solving. Adaptable to new situations and challenges. Open to changes and new ideas. 14. Ability to satisfactorily work alone, and willingness to work with others in a team environment, with reasonable instructions, training, and supervision. Can handle the stress that accompanies deadlines. 15. Ability to communicate, express needs, and ask questions. 16. Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed and uninvolved written or oral instructions. 17. Ability to work in various physical positions including standing, sitting, and reaching (temporary variances may be accommodated based on employee’s primary assignment). 18. Perform work in office-type setting with regular exposure to heavy industrial setting. 19. Ability to use a telephone, fax machine, computer, and safety equipment including a dosimeter. 20. Ability to wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for this position, including hearing protection, safety glasses, safety boots with metatarsal guards, and gloves.

Responsibilities:
Provide nursing services and first-aid to any person who becomes injured or ill on the premises. Manage leaves of absence, disability and workers’ compensation claims, and employee health/wellness program. Participate in safety and emergency programs, and KPI’s Safety Committee and Emergency Medical Response Team. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Participate in planning and executing Company’s safety, health, and wellness programs designed to improve efficiency, and reduce medically-related absenteeism, work-related accident rates, and insurance costs. Participate in the KPI Safety Steering Committee and facility STOP/safety observations and inspections. 2. Provide assessment, treatment, follow-up, referrals, and emergency care for both occupational and non-occupational injuries, illnesses, and health issues. 3. Administer first-aid or medical treatment per training and physician-approved protocols. If appropriate, accompany injured or ill person to a medical facility. Dispense medications per protocol. 4. Direct employee case management issues in regards to return to work, short-term and long-term disability, Workers’ Compensation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws affecting the workplace. This includes administering a Return-To-Work Program. 5. Review pre-employment physicals/drug screen results to make sure new hires can meet the physical requirements of the positions. 6. Maintain confidentiality. Maintain medical records in a secure manner. 7. Complete reports and other forms required by workers’ compensation insurance carrier and State and Federal Agencies. Serve as primary liaison with the insurance carrier, managed care, employee, and medical facilities to ensure the best medical care and treatment is obtained to restore the injured/ill employee’s health and ability to return to work. Track claims through to close, and provide claim updates to Safety, Health & Environmental Manager and Human Resources Manager. 8. Review accident investigation reports and assist Safety, Health & Environmental Manager as needed with follow-up investigation and data gathering. Maintain the Company’s records of all work-related injuries/illnesses including the OSHA Form 300 log. Post the OSHA Form 300A summary report on a timely basis as required by OSHA. 9. Provide injury and illness trend reports to KPI’s management as needed. Provide Astec Corporation with a monthly summary of OSHA recordable injuries. 10. Teach skills and develop health education programs that encourage employees to take responsibility for their own health and safety. Regularly communicate health and wellness information to employees. 11. Maintain first-aid kits and an adequate medical supply inventory, and properly functioning medical equipment. 12. Respond to the scene of medical emergencies occurring on company property. Coordinate and monitors the KPI Emergency Medical Response Team and their training program. 13. Ensure the Company’s bloodborne pathogens program is current and in compliance. 14. Assist Safety, Health & Environmental Manager with initial and refresher training for employees on Company policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to employee safety, health, and protection from hazards. 15. Assist Safety, Health & Environmental Manager with design and development of facilities, work areas, and work procedures, and make safety, health, and environmental recommendations accordingly. 16. Coordinate annual hearing tests in compliance with Company Hearing Conservation Program. Maintain records of noise monitoring and sound mapping. Make this information available to management and to employees. 17. Prepare, maintain, and update the Company’s Respirator Protection Program. Routinely conduct training and respiratory fit tests on appropriate employees and coordinate their medical evaluations. 18. Serve on-call for off shifts and weekends. Must occasionally take calls and/or report to the facility or hospital, as needed. 19. Responsible for quality and safety of own work and compliance of all Company procedures and policies. 20. Coordinate appointments and records for work-related international travel immunizations of employees who travel outside the U.S. and Canada.
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