Occupational Health Nurse

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

The Occupational Health Nurse will provide services to the Department of Force health Protection (FHP) and Preventive Medicine, US Army Medical Department Activity- Korea, US Army Garrison (USAG)-Humphreys, Pyongtaek, Korea.  Functions as the professional Occupational Health Nurse within the Occupational Health Program (OHP) for the Medical Department Activity-Korea (MEDDAC-K). This individual will participate as a nursing authority in conducting activities and program elements towards the goal of health promotion and safety of US workers, including Military, Department of the Army Civilians and Local National Employees of the host nation.

DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATION REQUIRED

The candidate shall have their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

DESCRIPTION OF LICENSING REQUIRED

The candidate shall have and maintain...

  • Valid unrestricted nursing license in one of the 50 states of the United States, and /or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Certification to provide Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Certification from the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) to provide Audiograms

DESCRIPTION OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The candidate shall have...

  • The ability to FLUENTLY speak, read, and write in both English and Korean.
  • At least 5-years of work experience as an Occupational Health Nurse prior to the commencement of services under this contract/task order.
  • At least 1-year of work experience in vision screening.
  • Any experience for EKG Testing.

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS

The candidate shall...

  • Assist in the development of approaches to and policies for the standards and systems that assure coordinated delivery of comprehensive employee health services. 
  • Assist in interpretation of pertinent legal and regulatory requirements. 
  • Participate in special epidemiological studies and works towards the improvement of nursing services, health education and coordinates delivery of employee health services provided by US medical facilities and Local National Contracting Physicians. 
  • Develop mass screening programs in conjunction with both Safety and Industrial Hygiene input data. 
  • Communicate, establish and maintain sound working relationships with other managers, supervisors, occupational health staff, safety and union officials to assure delivery of quality occupational health services, and interpret and/or explain such requirements to local Commanders and supervisors.
  • Relate to persons of varying educational and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Coordinate of patient pre-placement, and periodic and termination evaluations for a variety of at risk employees to assess the impact of health hazards from the work site.
  • Interpret medical examinations; laboratory reports; safety and/or industrial hygiene data development of nursing plans and evaluating needs for new or improved health care procedures. 
  • Make decisions concerning the interpretations and use of data as well as planning and refining methods to be used. 
  • Implement and evaluate a program designed to minimize occupational injuries and illnesses among employees on a specific installation. 
  • Perform a comprehensive review and analysis of available technical material and may contribute to research studies from a broad range of scientific fields related to occupational health, to include industrial hygiene, epidemiology, medicine, physiology, toxicology, safety and public health.
  • Assist in developing and conducting epidemiological investigations of work related illnesses, injuries/accidents indicated by trend review or input of other Safety and Occupational Health team members. 
  • Visit work sites to conduct walk-through evaluations to garner information and for worker education purposes. 
  • Assure the need for personal protective equipment and/or potential hazards associated with the work environment. 
  • Review industrial hygiene data, safety or Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) information to coordinate targeted medical surveillance.
  • Implement medical surveillance to include identification of employees with chronic disabilities that may affect or be affected in the work place. 
  • Assist local medical treatment personnel in the identification of potential reproductive hazards in the work place. 
  • Work with CPAC in review of Federal Employee's Compensation Act/Office of Workers Compensation (FECA/OWC) claims. 
  • Counsel individual workers or groups of workers concerning potential work related hazards. 
  • Assist in CPAC orientation programs for new workers. 
  • Assure pre-placement physical examinations are conducted as required for wage grade, medical/dental and public service employees. 
  • Assist CPAC or supervisors with position descriptions that are in accordance with Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM) and Safety Regulations.
  • Coordinate with safety officials, environmental officials, and other members of the safety and occupational health team to assure work areas are being monitored periodically. 
  • Participate in Installation Safety and Environmental meetings. 
  • Assure understanding and compliance by supervisors with the need for any required medical surveillance in accordance with US Labor Laws, Army Regulations, Host nation laws, and the Status of Forces Agreement. 
  • Apply knowledge base and experience to participate in developing local OHP regulations and operating procedures that serve as the administrative basis for the OHP.
  • Audit five (5) medical charting records as a peer review monthly, the workload and OSHA-Mandated Medical Surveillance Exam Compliance data must be reported to OHN supervisor and the Regional Health Command Preventive Medicine (pacific Region) monthly.
  • Prepare statistical reports and briefs local Commanders on potential hazards or worker's concerns. 

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