Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has two openings for a Senior Occupational Health Nurse to join the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) team. Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Senior Health Nurse will apply occupational nursing principles, directed toward conserving the health of workers and maintaining a safe and healthful environment in the workplace. They will be responsible for performing various medical examinations and providing appropriate treatment and testing for acute injury and illness as allowed under protocol and standardized procedure and the Nurse Practice Act.
What You Will Do:
Injury and Illness Treatment: Evaluate and treat acute or serious injury (e.g., injections, sutures, fractures, concussions), or illness (e.g., chest pain, seizures, respiratory emergencies), or chemical exposures, as allowed under Standardized Procedure and the Nurse Practice Act. Utilize expert professional clinical judgment to determine and arrange proper disposition of employees to a hospital, appropriate physician(s), home or return to work. Collaborate with Health Services Clinical Manager and/or the Site Occupational Medical Director as needed to coordinate care, seek clinical help, and inform of worker injuries.
Contribute to the success of worksite health and safety programs and help optimize employees’ health, by performing various medical surveillance exams (e.g.,medical and work histories, physical assessment, blood tests, audiograms, pulmonary function tests.)
Occupational Hazards: Identify real and potential health problems and hazards at the workplace through methods including work-site surveys, toxicological literature research, and analysis of OSHA 200 logs and accident reports. Maintain familiarity with workplace hazards, including chemical, physical and radiological hazards. Consult with other safety and health team members to improve occupational health practices and eliminate safety hazards.
Case Management: Collaborate with the Clinical manager and/or the Site Occupational Medical Director, clinic and HR staff for the assessment, planning, coordination and monitoring of quality and cost-effective options and services necessary to optimize the occupationally injured workers’ recovery and successful return to work.
Protect the confidentiality of personal health information as required by law.
Assist with or lead the the formulation, administration, and documentation of health programs, including Standard Operating Procedures, of health programs, including AAAHC re-accreditation. Program types may include injury prevention, injury treatment, medical surveillance, health promotion, disease management and case management.
Participate in management and peer review of clinical care and program effectiveness to ensure quality, including documenting quality improvement studies and outcomes.
Apply knowledge of nursing principles and health program administration to provide advice, leadership, and recommendations toward the formulation and/or improvement of Health Services programs.
Being able to communicate with a variety of individuals or groups of employees, including managers, to explain and answer questions about occupational health and wellness programs.
Attend offsite meetings to receive medical education or represent LBNL in national professional association meetings or meetings of Department of Energy contractors.
Analyze, document and present data or information related to Health Services programs and services to a variety of individuals.
Provide accurate written reports to applicable standards and ensure that this information is entered into the CHESS database and or the clinic’s current EMRsystem, or other electronic medical records used in the future.
Provide essential support services during localized or site-wide emergencies, including those that relate directly to the health, safety, and welfare of the Lab, ensure continuity of key operations, and maintain and protect Lab properties.
What is Required:
M.S. in Nursing and minimum of 3 years of experience; or B.S. and minimum of 5 years of experience; and licensed in California as a Registered Nurse.
Strong clinical judgment,critical thinking, collaborative and administrative capabilities, substantial nursing expertise, and demonstrated knowledge of professional nursing principles with strong communication skills.
Proven verbal and written communications to effectively interact with and talk to small and large groups of employees, including managers, to explain and answer questions about occupational health and wellness programs.
Knowledge of applicable federal, State of California and local regulations, including worker’s compensation laws and case management experience. Able to develop a working knowledge of complex Laboratory policies and procedures.
Proficient with standard computer systems and applications in a professional business setting. Ability to utilize computer programs and software to analyze, document and present data and information. Ability to multitask and prioritize in a dynamic environment.
Certification or the ability/willingness to gain certification in spirometry, audiometry, and CPR, and other certification as determined by the Clinical Manager.
Ability to lift, carry and transport up to 50 lbsEvidence of immunity or declination of vaccination in accordance with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen rule.
Ability to travel as needed to attend meetings, receive medical education, and/or represent LBNL, in addition to providing occasional coverage in the evenings, weekends, or holidays.
M.S. in Nursing and a minimum of 5 years of experience as a licensed Registered Nurse in California; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Nurse practitioner with relevant occupational health experience.
Familiarity with additional occupational health fields such as industrial hygiene and occupational safety.
Certification as an occupational health nurse (COHN or COHN-S).
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing and Controlled Substances (DEA) registration certificates.
Urgent care or emergency room experience.
Statistical analysis skills.
Ability to interpret regulations. Knowledge of the regulatory process and experience in monitoring regulatory developments.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
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