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Abbott Occupational Health RN in Plymouth, Minnesota

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure (EPHF), allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

For years, Abbott’s MEDICAL DEVICES businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine finger sticks.

Provides for and delivers health care services to workers and worker populations within an occupational setting to assist ill and injured employees to reach maximum health and productivity. Functions as a clinical case manager and coordinates an individual client’s health care services across multiple systems from the onset of injury or illness to a safe return to work or an optimal alternative. Care is coordinated with a focus on achieving quality care delivered in a cost-effective manner. Using a unique knowledge of employees, their social or family system, and the work environment, the occupational health nurse assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the care for clients. Practices within the parameters of professional licensure to ensure consistency with legal, labor, regulatory and corporate requirements.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Collaborates with management and the broad Environmental, Health and Safety staff to carry out mutual corporate objectives.

  • Acts as a professional health resource for the organization’s management in planning and maintaining initiatives and programs that meet defined goals and objectives.

  • Provides initial assessment of occupational injuries, illnesses and exposures and may treat or refer for further evaluation as necessary in accordance with clinical guidelines and protocols.

  • Assesses the broad spectrum of client needs, including physical and psychosocial factors, using data from various sources including, but not limited to aggregate case/claims experience, employer representatives, other health care providers, health records, and third-party representatives.

  • Assesses non-occupational sudden illnesses occurring at work, determines the immediacy of treatment, and gives guidance to seek care from emergency/personal health care providers.

  • Develops a plan of nursing care based on identified needs and problems and assists with the development of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and health promotion strategies to optimize health and prevent injuries and illnesses.

  • Develops processes for identifying situations that require early intervention to maximize desired outcomes.

  • Identifies client goals, objectives, and actions in a comprehensive case management plan and implements interventions to achieve desired outcomes within designated time frames.

  • Coordinates nursing process to generate consistent documentation of treatment, interactive process and administrative aspects.

  • Establishes generic and specific communication plans involving internal and external parties, as appropriate.

  • Identifies qualifications and expectations for, and monitors and evaluates outcomes and quality of services delivered by health care providers and vendors in the treatment and rehabilitation network.

  • Collaborates with treatment, rehabilitation providers, third party representatives to coordinate/provide for the appropriate care, treatment and follow-up of work related health events based on knowledge of the specific work environment for optimal outcomes.

  • Assists supervisors and employees with return to work issues including work restrictions, modified scheduling and job accommodations.

  • Provides health-related counseling for supervisors and employees within the scope of nursing knowledge and practice.

  • Conducts workplace walkthroughs/assessments and exposure follow-up.

  • Maintains and safeguards privacy and confidentiality of business and protected health information.

  • Participates in the development of related policies, procedures and work instructions.

  • Identifies re-searchable problems and participates in studies and projects according to research skills.

  • Assumes responsibility for professional development and continuing education to ensure competency and performance consistent with professional Occupational Health Nursing standards.

  • May demonstrate basic project management skills by acting as a project lead on small, well defined projects.

  • Independently resolves issues, elevating only the most complex situations to the Occupational Health Manager ,Clinical Services as indicated.

  • Broad operating latitude. Serves as an occupational and environmental health and safety expert to the corporation, community, and other outside groups.

  • Encourages, supports and actively contributes to the team.

  • Willingly shares expertise and experience with others; is considered a subject matter expert.

  • Creates role-appropriate plans, actions steps, and timetables to support the strategy, goals and assignments.

  • Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.

  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

  • Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.

  • Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

Qualification:

  • Registered Professional Nurse with current State license to practice.

  • Bachelor's degree plus minimum 3-5 years’ experience in Occupational Health or Community Health (Hospital, Emergency Room, etc.)

  • Excelled 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.

  • Detailed knowledge of OSHA and other federal regulations that govern the workplace.

  • Detailed knowledge of Worker’s Compensation regulations.

  • Working knowledge and application of business concepts, procedures and practices.

  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment.

  • Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • Has a general knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.

  • Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.

  • Occupational Health nursing experience preferred.

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

· A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

· Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

· Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

· Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

· Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

· Paid time off

· 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

· The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

*Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: * www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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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

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