Occupational Health - RN
Department of Navy - Bureau of Medicine - Portsmouth, VA

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The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) position is found at large activities headed by a senior OHN at a Medical Treatment Facility with an Occupational Health (OH) Unit. The responsibilities are to provide health care, counseling, education and training within the scope of the OH Program. The OHN works to provide quality care in collaboration with physicians, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, and managers.

This position is located in the OH Department of the Branch Health Clinic (BHC), Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, Virginia. The mission of the organization is to provide a comprehensive occupational health program to approximately 7700 civilian (mostly government service) employees and 900 military personnel of NNSY and tenant commands. The BHC is a small Navy medical treatment facility. It is situated in close proximity to the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, a full service medical facility will all major specialties represented. The OH Department consists of approximately eight staff members. The NNSY is a heavy industrial work area devoted to the repair and maintenance of U.S. Navy ships including nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines. The diverse work force and heavy industrial nature of the work place require a wide range and flexible program of occupational health services.


•Perform health care, counseling, education and training within the scope of the Occupational Health Program.

•Recognize and provide direct health care services for employees with potential health effects of occupational injuries or illnesses produced by exposures to toxic chemicals, harmful physical or environmental agents or work.

•Provide emergency, routine and follow-up care for occupational injuries and illnesses.

•Perform work site visits in collaboration with industrial hygiene and safety specialists to evaluate health hazards, work practices and the utilization of appropriate safety, and protective equipment and early return to work interventions.

•Function as an Infection Control Nurse.

• Manage Immunization program.


•Federal health benefit coverage for you, spouse, and family (Navy pays portion of your premium, you pay with pre-taxed dollars).

•Dental and vision plans, plus dependent/healthcare flexible spending accounts.

•401K-type investment plan

•Life insurance (Navy pays portion of your premium).

•Long term care insurance.

•13-26 paid vacation days and 13 paid sick days that carry over year to year.

•10 paid Federal holidays.

•Employee-friendly flexibilities.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient education and experience to perform the duties of this position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and/or part-time work if your resume indicates the total number of hours per week.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must must meet ALL the following:

1. EDUCATION: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.

2. REGISTRATION: Active, current registration as a professional nurse in any State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Your resume must show the required current registration (include expiration date) or you must upload or fax a copy of the registration. Failure to provide this information may result in an ineligible rating.

IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, you must meet any ONE of the following AND the selective placement factor below:

1. You must have one or more years of progressive specialized experience performing occupational health nurse work. Examples of this experience includes providing occupational health care and nursing care in collaboration with a physician based on the needs of the patients; providing treatment and/or administering care for illness of occupational and nonoccupational origin and injuries that occur at the workplace, and recognizing or identifying potential harmful physical agents/potential health hazards/toxic chemicals.

2. You completed all requirements of 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's or equivalent degree. Graduate level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., occupational health, public health, teaching, a clinical specialty, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.

3. You have a combination of the specialized experience and graduate course work described above. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor. The Selective Placement Factor is Possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Failure to document or attach a copy of current certification in your resume will result in an ineligible rating.