The Occupational Health Nurse oversees the site Medical Department’s daily activities and manages the site’s medical surveillance programs to minimize injuries and illnesses and maintain compliance with corporate and regulatory health requirements. This position supports management regarding medical issues related to disability cases, return-to-work issues or work restrictions.
Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
Maintain a healthy and productive work force and ensure regulatory and corporate policy compliance as it pertains to the site Medical Department.
This position – and all positions – within INEOS requires that the incumbent commit to learning, following and practicing INEOS 20 Principles of Process and Behavioral Safety as applicable to the position. The incumbent must also commit to following INEOS’ Life-Saving rules on a daily basis.
Provides effective disability case management (with focus on STD cases) including approving return to work and writing restrictions when necessary.
Develops and carries out site wellness initiatives.
Provides effective advice and services to Human Resources by initiating referrals for physical examinations with approved panel of physicians, conducting pre-placement exams, recommending upon medical hire ability, assesses the health status of employees and relevant health history with health risk appraisals (in conjunction with wellness programs) for job placement, return to work, health surveillance and termination. Provides feedback to employees.
Ensures that occupational health record systems and required records are maintained according to policy and procedure; records include those on all injured or ill workers, clinical/medical reports, chemical exposure records, audiometric testing records
Provide medical assessment and treatment of minor to life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
Mange the implementation of new and support of established wellness programs.
Support the site Drug and Alcohol Testing Program as a drug training facilitator
Coordinate EMR continued education and maintain a matrix of required training modules.
Manages employee illnesses/injuries that occur onsite and ensures notification to appropriate INEOS and regulatory authorities occurs, as appropriate
Maintain all medical training or certifications in the following areas:
Spirometry Technician –trained by NIOSH
Audiometric Technician (CAOHC)
Licensed X-ray Technician (GXMO)
Certified Respiratory Fit Technician
Certified DOT Drug Screen Collector
Registered Nurse State of Ohio
Certified Occupational Health Nurse-S
Upon request, assist employees with identifying the appropriate forms and documents needed for filing workers compensation claims.
Conduct and evaluate physical exams, review medical histories and refer significant abnormalities to the physician for review.
Provide counseling to employees regarding emotional and physical concerns and make appropriate referral recommendations.
Maintain accurate documentation and make appropriate referrals to outside medical providers for serious conditions when indicated.
Calibrate and troubleshoot medical testing and fit testing equipment.
Participate in accident investigations and perform evaluations of working conditions as requested.
Provide medical perspective on minimizing the effects of potential injuries and illnesses.
Inventory and order all needed medical supplies.
Skills, Training & Knowledge Required Level of education & Experience in general
Nursing degree (Registered Nurse State of Ohio) and five years of experience in the occupational health field. COHN or COHN-S is preferred.
Significant clerical, organizational and communications skills are required to implement appropriate actions.
Apply a wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in nursing, and has a working knowledge of other related disciplines.
In-depth Knowledge of OSHA, Medical Surveillance requirements, and other regulatory requirements that impact the site’s medical surveillance program.
Demonstrated computer skills: Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, and Lotus Notes.
Displays a high degree of professionalism including discretion and confidentiality.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and displays self-initiative.
Adherence to the 20 Principles for Managing Behavioral Safety and Process Safety.
Physical Requirements, Visual Acuity and Environmental Conditions:
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading.
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Very Competitive.
About INEOS ABS
INEOS ABS is an affiliate of INEOS Styrolution, with both companies being wholly-owned by INEOS AG. The INEOS ABS manufacturing facility is a chemical plant (producing ABS plastic polymer beads) located in Addyston, OH, just outside of Cincinnati, OH. The Addyston site has 220 employees.