Transit Systems 2020-08-11 2020-09-15

Occupational Health Nurse

Company: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority View more listings
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 122597

Location: Jackson Graham Headquarters Building

WMATA Reference: 200368

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Occupational Health (OHAW) and Wellness Department is seeking a Licensed Registered Nurse for who will administer and maintain departmental deliverables, to include hearing conservation, sleep disorder program, absence management, and the respiratory protection program. This role is a critical part of daily operations, to include, assisting with medical examinations, overall patient care and services, and adherence to OHAW compliances. Successful candidates will have exceptional nursing and management skills, and the ability to administer and maintain multiple medical projects simultaneously, and exercise independent judgment and action. Candidates will also have the flexibility to work a day/evening schedule to include a Saturday shift as needed.

COHN Certification, Masters’ Degree in Health Care Administration, and proficiency with Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems is preferred.

The Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for assisting with medical examinations, administering authorized medications and treatments, providing referrals, maintaining accurate reports and records, coordinating blood donation drives, and counseling employees on health subjects such as nutrition and communicable diseases. Performs triage of applicants/employees to support staff according to their need.

Essential Functions

  • Triage of employees/applicants for both Medical and EAP.

  • Assists with physical examination (hearing, vision, phlebotomy, vital signs).

  • Coordinates immunizations, blood drive and wellness activities and preventive programs.
Other Functions
  • Administers and maintains WMATA Wellness Programs.

  • Instructs topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develops health improvement programs.

  • Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records.

  • Performs related duties as required.

  • Performs research and statistical analyses and prepares periodic or other reports in support of the health unit as required.

  • Prepares patients for, and assists with, examinations or treatments.

  • Tests vision and hearing and gives injections/draws blood.

  • Administers medications and treatments authorized by physicians with the Medical Director's approval.

  • Assists in the conduct of medical examinations including taking partial or complete medical histories, checking vital signs such as pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height, weight, etc.

  • Conducts face-to-face discussions with individuals and/or teams.

  • Consults and coordinates with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.

  • Counsels employees and develops educational programs on health subjects including nutrition, dental and safety regimen, care of minor injuries and illnesses, family and health problems, and care of communicable diseases.

  • Ensures medical case documentation is appropriate and compatible among user offices; maintains confidentiality on records/information specific to sensitive medical/health work performance issues for management and contract employees.

  • Assists MRO and reviews negative drug tests.
The essential and other functions listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related field required.

Minimum 3 years of outpatient clinical experience as nurse required.

Registered Nurse or related license required.

Preferred Education
Master's Degree in Nursing or related field preferred.

Preferred Experience
  • Experience supervising.

  • Experience in occupational clinical setting.

  • Experience/knowledge of FTA/FMCSA Regulations.

Certified Breath Alcohol Technician and Urine Collector or willingness to obtain certification.

Medical Group
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Evaluation Criteria:
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

To apply for this position, visit WMATA's Career Center

Transit Job Listing - Occupational Health Nurse