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Staff Nurse - LPN

Overview

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


Assists in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health maintenance and health education programs in the plant.?Provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of employees. Prepares and maintains?patient clinical records. Assists in evaluating occupational health and safety efforts and recommends changes.? Participates in continuing education to update knowledge of occupational health and safety, including legal regulations applicable to health and safety. Maintains OSHA reporting requirements, tracking of all on the job injuries and maintains a working relationship with the insurance carrier for Worker's Compensation.



Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:


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Worker?s Compensation



  • Assists in the administration of Worker?s Compensation.?

  • Initiates and follows up on workers compensation claims, documents treatment plan.

  • Serves as liaison with insurance carrier, health provider, and company.?

  • Understands workers compensation law to be prepared to participate in workers compensation hearings and mediations.


Employee Illness and Injury Treatment



  • Assesses employee illness and injuries and administers appropriate initial and follow up treatment.?

  • Makes medical referrals, as needed.?

  • Provides and participates in employee health promotion activities.


Treatment Follow Up and Employee Health Records



  • Documents treatment, initiates accident investigation reports, establishes and maintains employee health records.


Employee Health Assessment



  • Completes the pre-placement screening process to include review of health history.?

  • Completes physical assessments and hearing tests.?

  • Administers Return to Work physicals.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.



Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.



  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure from the accrediting State government agency in the State of practice, or licensure from an accrediting State government agency in a State that reciprocates licensure through a multi-state compact.

  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR and AED.?Instructor certification desirable.

  • Occupational Health Nurse Certification, preferred.

  • Working knowledge of state workers compensation law.

  • Background in trauma nursing, Emergency Room, or critical care area, preferred.

  • Bilingual, preferred.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Good decision maker and ability to perform in stressful situations.



Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to sit, stand, kneel, squat, bend, twist, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant.? The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.



EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.? All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


 

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