Abbott Senior Occupational Health Nurse in Fairfield, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

This position is responsible for managing the Employee Health department and to provide treatment and follow up care for injured employees. The position is responsible for implementing Corporate, Divisional and Plant health policies and procedures within the guidelines set forth by the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Develop and implement wellness programs. Coordinate Worker's Compensation and Disability Case Management.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Provide nursing treatment to ill and/or injured employees. Schedule medical appointments and follow up visits with external medical providers. Coordinate return-to work efforts.

Conduct initial and periodic physical exams and testing of employees. Prepare and maintain medical and safety records, accident investigations and statistical data.

Initiate reports as related to insurance, worker's compensation, and OSHA.

Instruct, educate and train employees on disease prevention, health, wellness and fitness topics.

Collaborate with safety and training in the development of specialized or mandated training programs.

Review and negotiate outside medical services and pricing.

Accountability / Scope/Budget:

This position is accountable for the appropriate medical treatment of employees reporting to Employee Health seeking treatment. Accountable for accurate and timely completion of worker's compensation claims and all aspects of Disability Case Management. Accountable for maintaining the accuracy and confidentiality of all employee medical records.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Registered Nurse, licensed by the state.

Background:

Minimum 5 years’ experience in Occupational Health or Community Health (Hospital, Emergency Room, etc.). Excellent verbal and written communication skills, solid knowledge of Occupational Health, and excellent computer skills required. The ability to perform independently, interact well with all levels of employees and make well-informed decisions is required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com