Occupational Health Nurse Consultant.

Occupational Health Nurse Consultant.
Job Description
Occupational Health Nurse Consultant
Sector/Department: Health Services
Reports to: North American Regional Health Services Director
LOCATIONS: Beech Island, SC. Mobile, AL. Neenah, WI
Position Purpose:
To provide technical guidance, oversight, and leadership for K-C Occupational Health Nurses (OHN) in the U.S. network in support of the Global Health Services Mission. Technical knowledge should include both occupational health requirements (regulatory and legal compliance) and voluntary employee health and well-being strategies. This position directs and supports development, implementation and delivery of policies, programs and services that support all employee health programs.
Customer and Customer Requirements:
Key customers include employees, nursing staff, mill/site management, Human Resources, Safety, and other functional and business leaders. External customers include various K-C medical benefit/disability vendors, community health care providers, and regulatory agencies.
This position is primarily responsible to the North American Regional Health Services Director and site leadership for the accomplishment of occupational health services. Major nursing duties include implementation of programs and services that support employee health strategies, both state and federal legal and regulatory compliance requirements, and K-C standard operating procedures and global health standards. The consultant role is a Team Leader position responsible for providing input and oversight on the professional, technical, and operational aspects of OHN performance. OHNs in manufacturing facilities work in a matrix organization, requiring significant collaboration and ongoing communication with other mill leaders. Excellent time management, oral and written communication skills are required. The performance of clinical duties and the ability to transition into an OHN clinical role when necessary, or as required by the structure of principal accountabilities for this role is a requirement.
The key challenges for this position include managing across geographical locations, maintaining continuous communication with site leadership/management for specific needs and priorities balanced with Kimberly-Clark occupational health nursing and professional best practices. The OHN Consultant must have credibility within the OHN network, and with the mill/site leadership in order to facilitate change and validate operational effectiveness.
Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:
Legally licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of employment and practice.
Three to five year's occupational health experience, a minimum of a bachelor's degree, and current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support are required.
Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse Specialist (COHN-S) and CCM preferred.
Previous Spirometry and audiometry experience is highly desirable.
Successful completion of audiometry (CAOHC approved), and a NIOSH approved Spirometry course is required prior to or within 6 months of hire date.
This position can help mitigate significant risk to the corporation, including people, property, costs, and reputation, by ensuring compliance with government and industry occupational health and safety requirements and by improving the health, performance, and productivity of K-C employees.
Principal Accountabilities:
In this leadership role the OHNC will model professional behaviors, nursing excellence, integrity, organizational commitment, and strive to problem solve through innovation and creative solutions. The OHNC will inspire team members to excel and support the development of new and emerging leaders.
Provide direct management to occupational health nurses in the assigned network including orientation, coaching and feedback, problem solving and objective guidance, clinical issues, performance reviews, calibration, salary handling, career development, and continuing education. Periodic travel by the OHNC may be required for onsite visits, auditing, educational sessions/presentations, or conferences.
Direct the development, implementation, delivery, and periodic review of appropriate policies, occupational health standards and procedures, employee health programs and strategies to ensure best in class performance, program effectiveness, standardization, quality assurance, and customer satisfaction.
Ensure the provision of periodic and regular audits and/or best practice reviews of all sites delivering occupational health services. This requires regular communication with mill management teams to ensure alignment on occupational health requirements, risk assessments, priorities, gaps, and compliance issues. Best practices in OH will require continuous improvement and benchmarking initiatives.
Assist in the strategic planning, development, implementation, and assessment of cost-effective and value-added health and well-being strategies. This includes a variety of health promotion and screening programs, preventive health interventions, and direct clinical services.
Provide subject matter expertise for mental health, drug and alcohol/substance abuse, and critical incident/threat assessment initiatives and response. Support the promotion and utilization of services available through the Employee Assistance Program.
Support the development, implementation, periodic assessment and review of occupational health programs and supporting educational programs to meet applicable corporate, state, federal, and OSHA requirements. Programs include ergonomics, medical surveillance, medical clearance, health monitoring, pre-placement/post-offer evaluations, fitness for duty, return to work, ADA/FMLA, case management, and health related absence management.
Provide clinical assessments, direct care, treatment, and follow-up of work related and non-work related health events utilizing corporate Standard Operating Procedures and nursing standards of care. Necessary clinical skills include basic life support/CPR/AED, emergency response, health screening and coaching, minor injury and illness assessment and care, venipuncture, and ECG.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.
K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.
Primary LocationUSA-AL-Mobile
Additional LocationsUSA-SC-Beech Island, USA-WI-Neenah
Worker TypeEmployee
Worker Sub-TypeRegular
Time TypeFull time

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