Occupational Health Nurse
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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The Occupational & Environmental Health nurse assists the agency's O&EH physician and the director of safety in the planning, development, coordination, implementation, delivery & evaluation of occupational & environmental health programs & services for all agency employees & inmate workers, &; provides clinical & administrative assistance to the O&EH physician. At the direction of the physician, the nurse consults with staff & contractual physicians on pre-employment physical examination results, fitness for duty reviews and other issues of occupational health. Assignments may include DPS site inspections & investigations to identify occupational health hazards & violations, develop & recommend corrective actions; review occupational illness & health related injury info to identify trends & act to reduce the incidence of cases; serve as a member of the contaminated sharps injury prevention committee & be responsible to help coordinate the annual review, field trials & evaluations of safety sharps. Investigates serious health related injuries & illness to determine cause & prevent recurrences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

This position requires knowledge of the nurse practice act, NC Public Health Law, OSHA standards, worker comp act, NIOSH & CDC guidelines, health education, preventative health care, physical assessment, toxicology, epidemiology, infection control & counseling skills. Certifications or proficiency in audiometry, spirometry, fit testing, first aid, venipuncture, EKG, physical assessment, BLS, ACLS are preferred. Develops & delivers training & policy on occupational & environmental health issues. Requires some travel & overnight stays.

Management Prefererence
Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina and two years of experience in the area of specialization.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

Online applications are only accepted through http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or
Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards/Officer-Certification-Programs.aspx for specific certification requirements.

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If there are any questions specific to this posting, please contact DPS Human Resources 919-716-3800 .