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Regional Occ Health Nurse

Company: AmeriCold Logistics
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.Responsibilities Primary Responsibility:Provide support and guidance for the facilities and fully meet regulatory compliance such as OSHA, CDC and/or DOH. Responsible for all required audits for all facilities within the assigned region. Provide Safety and Health related policy training; assist facility management in working with insurers, and support the Safety culture throughout the assigned region.Essential Functions:· Execute effective Case Management for the sites and assist management staff in their case management.· Ensure associates receive appropriate levels of quality healthcare while maintaining effective cost controls.· Assist Associates with Workers Compensation processes and file/documentation management.· Contact treating doctor to clarify diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan and next appointment.· Negotiate appropriate work restrictions and facilitate transitional duty assignments.· Participate in emergency response efforts.· Organize first aid training to include AHA CPR/AED/First aid response.· Daily interaction with adjusters for workers' compensation management required.· Refer cases to Nurse Case Managers where appropriate.· Attain full duty release when appropriate.· Participate in claims reviews with site management team, representatives from Risk Management Department, Third Party Administrator Claims Adjustors and Broker to reduce the costs and frequency of Workers Compensation claims.· Identify opportunities for case reductions.· Serve as Corporate Representative for litigated cases upon request of Risk Management or outside counsel in cases related to emergency response procedures, worker's compensation, and non-subscriber claims.· Report monthly and quarterly regional statistics to include WC case numbers, cost per claim and TRIR.· Train and support the site management team on preparing budget.· Identify and evaluate fee schedule negotiations for local medical services to ensure effective pricing and continuity of medical care for employees. (HAZMAT, PCT, Testing)· Review OSHA and medical records to ensure continuity and compliance across the company.· Track and trend causation to minimize loss and improve the BBS program.· Adhere to the Nurse Practice Act.· Maintain HIPPA compliance and educate on privacy rights.· Educate associates on common health concerns, medication effects per PDA, and provide resources.· Screen associates with health concerns and refer personal medical issues identified to human resources.· Assist the sites in managing OSHA inspections related to occupational health areas to include recordkeeping.· Identify leading indicators to assist Safety in implementing preventative measures through ergonomic projects or administrative controls to reduce loss.· Coordinate with Site and Corporate QA and Production personnel on medical issues related to USDA food safety requirements and customer audits.· Serve as the Drug and Alcohol program resource for respective regional site locations.· Perform the medical element of the Safety and Health Management Systems audit.· Supervise Occupational Health staff at the respective sites within licensed states.· Direct company efforts in response to State Department of Health investigations to include pandemic response CA-MRSA, tuberculosis outbreaks, and general public health awareness.· Provide support to site and corporate safety staff by conducting trend analysis of work related incidents at the individual locations.· Maintain Software for AED/First Aid Registry/Corporate SharePoint.· Partner with the Benefits Leave Specialist on FMLA/ADA leaves.· Other projects and duties as requested.Qualifications Qualifications & Experience:· Current RN licensure/certification in application location· 5+ years experience as RN· 3+ years minimum in occupational health· Minimum 2 year's direct management· Experience with worker's compensation· BLS certification required· COAHC certification is a plus· Strong overall computer skills required, (Microsoft Word, Excel, Project are required)· Solid practical and demonstrated understanding of OSHA program and DOH/CDC programsKnowledge & Employment Standards:· Experience with development, management and administration of regulatory compliance and safety systems across numerous locations.· Strong organizational skills are mandatory with the ability to deploy programs company wide· Project management skills required to keep projects on target· Excellent written and verbal communication skills· Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization· Solid decision making skills utilizing sound judgment· Quality Assurance experience is a plus· Must be self-motivated with high degree of initiative· Uphold Nursing Code of Ethics· Ability to be available telephonically 24/7 for triage calls· 20 to 30% travel, mostly within assigned regionPhysical Requirements & Abilities:The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.· Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions· Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending· Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work· Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks· Requires frequent travel by automobile and airplane up to 50% of the time· Requires visiting facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing· Frequently carries loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds· Requires the use of various electronic tools· Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes· Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive managementtAmericold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerEOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW

Keywords: AmeriCold Logistics, Anaheim , Regional Occ Health Nurse, Other , Anaheim, California

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