Battelle Memorial Institute Occupational Health Nurse in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking an Occupational Health Nurse to work full time. This position is located at both the West Jefferson and Columbus, OH locations.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The nurse provides clinical and administrative support for the operation of a comprehensive, on-site occupational health service for research and development operations. This includes both clinical nursing and administrative support of occupational surety programs. The nurse is part of the emergency response team for both biological and chemical laboratories. The nurse will also be involved in employee wellness programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains equipment, supplies, medical records, and logs in an accurate, organized and functional manner.

  • Assists in scheduling and tracking required occupational medical evaluations, return-to-work examinations, and follow-up visits.

  • Obtains specimens (blood, urine), conduct tests (hearing, vision, lung function) and administer immunizations (hepatitis A/B, tetanus, etc.) as required, in compliance with current standard practices.

  • Effectively assesses occupational injuries and illnesses, providing prompt and clinically accurate medical treatment for Battelle staff members.

  • Provides counseling for staff members on health concerns and refers them to the appropriate resources as necessary.

  • Contributes to the review of existing guidelines and the formulation of new medical procedures and physician's standing orders.

  • Engages in self-development activities for ongoing nursing education units as required by the State Nurse Licensing Bureau and certification by the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses. Engages in educational activities to acquire new skills and update current knowledge of nursing to provide a high quality of occupational health nursing.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in employee health, occupational health, emergency medicine, case management or infection control.

  • Associate's degree in Nursing.

  • Registered Nurse to maintain a license to practice nursing with the State of Ohio.

  • Certification or ability to be certified in CPR, first aid and advanced airway support.

  • Capable of using respiratory protection and protective clothing in an emergency response capacity.

  • Ability to work in a complex research setting with personnel from diverse disciplines.

  • Demonstrated superior organization and clinical management skills.

  • Basic skills in clinical nursing, immunizations and routine occupational medical testing (hearing conversation, health surveillance, respiratory clearance, and vision testing)

  • Ability to learn potential hazards of biological and chemical agents and provide medical support.

  • Ability to travel to attend required training up to two weeks per year.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and build relationships.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN).

  • Completion of CAOHC certification course, respirator fit test course and NIOSH spirometry course.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

  • Experience working in a large corporate or academic setting.

  • CPR Instructor.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.

  • Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support certification.

  • Experience in writing medical procedures.

  • Interest or experience in biosafety and/or emergency preparedness.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers.