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Lead Occupational Health Nurse - Lynn, MA

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Lead Occupational Health Nurse; ATI Worksite Solutions

What’s the role?

As an integral part of the AWS team, the Lead Occupational Health Nurse will evaluate and treat all injuries and illnesses in an efficient and professional manner within the scope of practice and consistent with clinical nursing guidelines. This person will guide and direct all internal and external referrals.  The Lead Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for overseeing and managing the administrative and operational activities of occupational health services. This includes ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements related to clinical operations, oversite of the development and security of all records, equipment, and programs related to occupational health services, and collaborating with outside resources for program development.

The Lead Occupational Health Nurse will also provide appropriate case management. This includes managing all cases to facilitate productivity and assure appropriate care as it relates to best outcomes, return-to-work, stay-at-work, FMLA/ADA program application and assisting with OSHA recordkeeping.  This person will work directly with the Early Intervention and Safety Team to ensure root cause analysis and corrective actions, as every encounter ends in the field.  In addition, this person will assist departments and early intervention providers with identifying, evaluating, and implementing accommodations and return to work options for workers with restricted duty. 

The Lead Occupational Health Nurse may oversee staff and be responsible for staff development, compliance and productivity. 

The secret to success at AWS is to exceed client expectations by providing the highest quality of service in a friendly and encouraging environment, and as a leader you are at the cornerstone of that delivery.   

Your purpose at AWS:

To drive the ATI way throughout the occupational medicine clinic through a culture of engagement, empowerment, and striving towards eliminating the need for reactive medicine.

What’s cool about this job?

You will get to spend time with a truly integrated team of onsite health care providers who are dedicated to proactive engagement based strategies for total worker health.  You will be key in empowering and motivating your staff to engage employees before injury and assist in identifying and mitigating risks for injury.  You will have the resources to empower your staff and employees to own their health and optimize their resiliency.   You will be a part of a team who empowers and challenges each other to exceed client expectations.

You will interact and collaborate not only with your team, but also with other health care providers, third-party administrators, AWS directors, medical director, and client representatives.

Unique to AWS, all providers collaborate with the nursing and early intervention team to ensure that all encounters are followed up in the work environment to ensure proper corrective actions and employee support.  Our goal is to assist employees in maintaining maximal function while empowering the employees in their own total health and healing.  At AWS, all medical providers are encouraged to be educators and resources to the clients.

What you need to be successful:

  • The ability to think critically and use your experience to conduct a range of risk and health assessments

  • The ability to foster a clinic culture of teamwork, humility, respect and compassion

  • The ability to proactively communicate to all stakeholders to instill confidence and trust in the AWS Occupational Health Clinic

  • The ability to encourage and praise staff, as well as, engage staff in self-development and continuous improvement

  • The ability to collaborate with your staff, AWS directors, the AWS medical director, environmental health and safety, operations, and human resources to efficiently execute workflows and programs

  • A working knowledge of the AWS Clinical Guidelines

  • The ability to provide emergency care to injured employees within the production environment; this may involve operating emergency cart

  • The ability to document efficiently and completely, with a strong ability to integrate feedback for continuous improvement 

  • The ability to effectively ensure proper execution of program workflows, protocols and procedures to include: emergency response, internal and external care referrals, return-to-work, stay-at-work, restriction management, and FMLA

  • The ability to provide episodic care for non-occupational injuries/illnesses

  • The ability to prepare reports in reference to key clinic ad safety performance indicators and engagement volumes

  • The ability to monitor employee exposure to hazardous substances through the administering of statutory and non-statutory health surveillance

  • The ability to educate on routine preventative stretches and mobility for reducing and preventing injuries

  • The ability to provide on-going evaluations of work environments, provide recommendations, and follow up to evaluate the effectiveness of change

  • The ability to render first aid to injured employees and request the assistance of on-site employee health services or a physician, if necessary 

  • The ability to communicate about and provide general health guidance on disease management issues such as HTN and DM

  • The ability to provide education and training to employees in health, safety, and wellness topics; such as: BBP, universal precautions, proper lifting techniques and body mechanics, OSHA surveillance, and other health and wellness topics

  • The ability to assess and educate on contributions to chronic minor reports of discomfort and related functional limitations to maintain employee performance

  • The ability to ensure all onsite medical equipment is functioning properly, calibrated, and maintained  

  • Consistently demonstrate enthusiasm, compassion, and the friendly factor to make the day of our internal and external clients

  • The ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and records

  • Excellent computer skills, as well as strong organizational skills.

  • The ability to stand, walk, sit throughout entire assigned shift.

  • All staff must be age 18 or over to be eligible for employment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Education: Associates’ degree in Nursing minimum

  • Must hold a Licensed Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse, a current license in the in state(s) in which they will be practicing, and a current CPR certification

  • Greater than 5 years of experience in Occupational Health Nursing preferred 

  • COHN or COHN-S certification preferred, but not required

  • Will be required to pass CEIS Certification and either hold or complete certification in audiometry and/or spirometry upon hire

  • A basic knowledge of occupational medicine certifications and regulations

  • A basic knowledge of workers’ compensation and OSHA regulations

  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word / Excel)

  • Experience working on collaborative teams


Recommended skills

Emergency Handling
Professional Development
Family And Medical Leave Act Of 1993
Occupational Health And Safety Administration (Osha)
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