Occupational Health Nurse

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Would you like to be a member of a Medical Services Office that is responsible for the safety and wellness of a diverse workforce that addresses the nation's most critical challenges?  If so we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


We are seeking an Occupational Health Nurse to join the Environmental Health and Safety group.  You will work alongside highly skilled dedicated occupational nurses and a Medical Director.  This position includes exciting opportunities for a nurse across a range of occupational health services related to assessing, treating, and preventing occupational illness and injuries.


As an Occupational Health Nurse you will:


  - Conduct occupational physical exams including prescreening tests (e.g., pulmonary function testing, EKG, vision screening, blood pressure, audiometric testing).  

  - Perform initial medical assessments, treatments, and follow-up for occupational injuries and illnesses and guide staff to seek proper attention for non-work related medical issues. 

  -  Actively manage Workers Compensation cases. 

   - Collaborate with your coworkers to organize and administrate an internal influenza vaccination program, an allergy/immunization program, and other wellness activities and initiatives.  

   - Coordinate occupational surveillance programs for staff working with specific chemical, biological, or radiological materials.  

   - Recommend, develop, and update standard operating procedures to ensure alignment with Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Maryland Board of nursing, and AAOHA.

    - Provide back-up support for other EHS programmatic needs.

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you... 

 - Completed a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

 - Served as a registered nurse in an Occupational Medicine, Critical Care, or Emergency Department for 5+ years.

 - Hold an active Maryland or Compact RN license.

 - Possess phlebotomy skills.

- Hold current CPR certification.

 - Demonstrate strong computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint & Word).

 - Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, including experience with group presentation and training.

 - Have extraordinary customer services skills with the demonstrated abilities to work well in a team or independently.

 - Provide input to improve existing procedures/process and problem solving when necessary.    

- Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.


You go above and beyond if you....

 - Demonstrate Workers Compensation and case management oversite skills.

 - Can conduct and ergonomic evaluations.


Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. 


At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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