Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Principal Occupational Health Nurse responsible for performing medical examinations and various tests and procedures as allowed under protocol and the Nurse Practice Act in the Lab'sHealth Services area. Reporting to the Health Services Clinical Manager and under the medical direction of the Site Occupational Medical Director, we seek an experienced Occupational Health Nurse to apply occupational nursing principles directed toward conserving the health of workers and maintaining a safe and healthful environment in the workplace. This position may act as the lead nurse and provide leadership direction and technical advice to less experienced members of the clinic staff. In addition, you will also act as the technical lead on various Laboratory-wide programs.
What You Will Do:
Perform proper treatment for acute or serious injury (e.g., injections, suture removal, dressing changes) or illness (e.g., heart attacks, seizures, fractures, concussions), as allowed under protocol and the Nurse Practice Act.
Utilize professional nursing judgment to determine and arrange proper disposition of employees to a hospital, a physician, home or return to work. Collaborate with Health Services management and the Medical Director as needed to coordinate care, seek clinical help, and inform of worker injuries.
Identify real and potential occupational 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.
Collaborate with the Medical Director, clinic, and Human Resources 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 formulation, administration, and documentation of health programs, including injury prevention, injury treatment, medical surveillance, health promotion, disease management and case management.
Apply knowledge of occupational nursing principles and health program administration to provide advice, leadership, and recommendations toward the formulation and/or improvement of Health Services programs.
Serve as a spokesperson on specialized projects or programs.
Ensure effective liaison of the group with Human Resources staff and EH&S Division specialists in fields such as industrial hygiene, occupational safety, radiation assessment, analytical services, risk management and fire protection, and with external agencies, including local public health agencies, University of California, and Summit Medical Center.
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:
B.S. and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience; or A.A. and 7 to 9 years relevant experience.
Licensed in California as a Registered Nurse.
A minimum of 5 years recent experience in Occupational Health.
Knowledge of applicable federal, State of California and local regulations, including workers' compensation laws.
Certification or the ability to gain certification in spirometry, audiometry, and CPR.
Demonstrated strong leadership, collaborative, and administrative capabilities, substantial nursing expertise, and demonstrated knowledge of professional nursing principles with the ability to provide technical leadership and direction to less experienced clinical staff members.
Proven excellent verbal and written, interpersonal, and customer service communications skills.
Must be able to effectively interact with and talk to small and large groups of employees, including managers, to explain and answer questions about occupational health and occupational health programs.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
M.S. in Nursing and 3 to 5 years of experience.
Familiarity with additional occupational health fields such as industrial hygiene and occupational safety.
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant with required occupational health experience.
Urgent Care or Emergency Room experience.
Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse (COHN or COHN-S).
Statistical analysis skills.
Ability to interpret regulations and knowledge of the regulatory process and experience in monitoring regulatory developments.
This posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.