Pay Range 20 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$22.8950$34.3425
Hourly (42 hrs.)$21.8048$32.7072
Hourly (56 hrs.)$16.3536$24.5304

Occupational Health Nurse

Range: $47,621.66 - $71,432.48 (20)
Position Number: 11176

  Performs responsible professional work in administering the City’s employee health services program; and performs a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
Provides first aid treatment/medical care to employees under the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act and Medical Directives as approved by a physician; 
Prepares and maintains medical records and files for all employees;
Maintains confidential files on all employees receiving services;
Schedule and administer pre-employment physicals including, drug screens, vaccinations, BP, labs, hearing and respiratory testing PRN;
Schedule and administer training/testing, as required by OSHA, for the hearing conservation, respiratory protection, blood borne pathogens, CPR and first-aid programs;
Administers and ensures that the drug and alcohol screening program is in accordance with the established policy and procedure;
Ensures that all communications pertaining to the drug and alcohol policy are kept among those authorized personnel;
Assist with Accident/Injury and Worker’s Compensation case management;
Assist with safety programs and training;
Develops and maintains Wellness Program;
Promotes wellness concepts and applications through education and communication;
Participates in support activities such as disaster planning and other emergency situations which require stand-by and re-call at times;
Performs administrative duties;
Operates a personal computer and related software;
Performs related tasks as required.
Considerable knowledge of nursing, and industrial and/or occupational health services;
Knowledge of occupational health illnesses and hazards;
Knowledge of Worker’s Compensation laws;
Knowledge of Alcohol and Drug programs;
Knowledge of OSHA, DOT, and other mandated health education training and safety standards;
Ability to apply clinical nursing skills;
Ability to organize, coordinate, and carry out health and wellness education programs;
Ability to assist with Employee Assistance Program referrals;
Ability to stock and secure medical supplies;
Ability to prepare and maintain detailed and confidential medical files and records;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees at all levels;
Skill in administering examinations, tests, and treatments;
Skill in the operation and use of computers.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: This position reports directly to the Human Resources & Risk Services Director.  The Director assigns work in terms of very general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, physicians, and other medical personnel.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is sedentary requiring limited physical effort.  Work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, grasping, or feeling.  The employee frequently lifts light objects, and must distinguish between shades of color. The employee must hear sufficiently to able to carry on a in person or telephone conversation and be able to communicate with employees and medical personnel.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  This work is performed in an office and is subject to inside environmental conditions.
Associates degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university. 
Considerable experience in industrial, occupational health, or public health nursing.
Possession of a valid License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.