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Nurse (Occupational Health)

Posted: 06/21/2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for a Nurse (Occupational Health) to join our team. This individual will perform pre-employment physicals, periodic examinations to ensure employees are fit for duty, and manage the drug testing program.

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Salary negotiation may be available for those candidates who are new to Federal service.

Please apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/656567400

Duties:

  • Coordinate medical evaluations and follows up on clearance letters by notifying managers/supervisors and employees of the medical clearance status and any additional medical evaluations needed until cleared.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and administer the Occupational Health Program (OHP) to establish goals and objectives for evaluating difficult program challenges.
  • Adapt appropriate guidelines and modifies and creates solutions to complex occupational health problems.
  • Advise on the identification and establishment of Similar Exposure Groups (SEG) by working closely with the Industrial Hygienist (IH) and Safety and Occupational Health community.

Basic Requirements for Nurse (Occupational Health):

Degree: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required.

This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.).

Licensure: A current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States; and you must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination.

Foreign Degree: A degree from a Foreign Nursing School. Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

Exemption: You are exempt from the basic requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0610 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Applicants claiming this exemption must meet the requirement below.

Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.

License/Registration: Active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Education/Experience: A diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program and possession of at least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level or above) which includes providing occupational health nursing services, educating individuals or groups on workplace health topics, and assisting management with occupational health programs.

OR

Education: A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field.

EXEMPTION: You are exempt from the qualification requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0610 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Applicants claiming this exemption must meet one of the requirement below. Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status.

Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) from a professional nursing program.

OR

Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education from a professional nursing program.

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