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Registered Nurse - Occupational Health

Date: 13-Nov-2022

Location: US

Company: International SOS

The Project:

The project site is the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital, located on the atolls of Kwajalein and Roi-Namur in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a scenic chain of Islands equidistant from Hawaii, Australia, and the Philippines. It is one of the largest outsourced medical facilities in support of the Department of Defense. Since 2018 International SOS Government Medical Services, has been subcontracted to manage the 10-bed Critical Access Kwajalein Hospital, dental clinic, veterinary clinic, and a medical clinic on Roi-Namur. Kwajalein is a 6.5 square mile atoll where bikes are the primary mode of transportation. The more than 1,500 residents include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and their family members.  Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and lagoons. The year-round warm and sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and wind surfing.  The military base also boasts a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, golf course, ceramics studio, and small shopping areas.

Role Details:

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities: 
•    Collaborates with the Public Health Nurse and Infection Control Nurse and other internal and external experts and stakeholders concerning health and safety programs. 
•    Ensures medical records are maintained in compliance with applicable, policies, procedures, state and federal regulations and statues to include the Joint Commission, OSHA, CDC and HIPAA. 
•    Stays abreast of industry and professional developments. Anticipates changes in compliance, clinical and other occupational related standards and develops and implements responsive policies and work improvement initiatives. 
•    Manages the Health System’s Workers' Compensation Program and maintains System compliance with the provisions of the state Workers' Compensation Act: 
•    Develops and implements case management strategies for operating units, performs and/or leads case coordination for WC claims and ensures appropriate and timely physician referrals interventions and treatments; 
•    Collaborates with managers and/or HR in the coordination of return-to-work assignments consistent with the employee’s rehabilitation and related employee programs; 
•    Ensures timely communication and support to program participants; 
•    Ensures Employee Incident Reports, First Reports, OSHA and associated documentation are processed timely and accurately in accordance with insurance, legal and regulatory requirements; 
•    Collaborates with internal leadership and staff and external experts to develop and implement policies, practices and other improvement initiatives concerning work-related injury prevention and related cost-containment. 
•    Performs and supervises staff performing occupational and corporate health physicals and screenings, including but not limited to,  PFT, Audiograms, vision screening, new hire PE, medical surveillance programs, annual PE; 
•    Serves as clinical leader for the department and provides clinical expertise on facility related health/safety issues; 
•    Manages the pre-placement physical and fitness for duty assessment program for employment candidates; 
•    Participates in the investigation, follow up, and root-cause analysis of significant health/safety incidents within the System. 
•    Develops and maintains professional relationships with OSHA and/or other safety agencies and assists facilities with responses to agency inquiries and inspections. 
•    Other duties as assigned

Experience Required:
•    Minimum of 3 years of nursing experience
•    Occupational Health experience

Education Required:
•    Current & Unrestricted license or authorizing document from any US State, District of Columbia or US Territory to provide healthcare within scope of practice.
•    Associates degree in Nursing is required (Bachelor’s degree preferred) from an accredited nursing program.
•    Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) certification desired 
•    Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
•    Certification by the American Heart Association - Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) is preferred.
 

Other Requirments:

Physical Requirements:
•    Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
•    Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
•    May require bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs.

Other Special Qualifications:
•    Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
•    US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.
•    US DOD CNACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
•    Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.
•    A valid passport in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.

International SOS Government Medical Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

This job description outlines the types of responsibilities the incumbent is required to perform.
The incumbent may be required to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description. This job description is subject to regular review.
International SOS Government Medical Services, Inc. require all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19, where allowed by law.