Occupational Health Nurse, Health Services

The Illinois Farm Bureau is seeking a full time Occupational Health Nurse, Health Services to provide medical services to the employees of the Family of Companies. This role will focus on providing first aid and medical treatment for minor illnesses and injuries as well as reasonable medical advice. Other duties include promoting and implementing health education, preventative care, and wellness programs to meet the needs of the employees, as well as emergency medical treatment when indicated. This position will be based in the GE Road Complex.

Responsibilities:

  • Responds appropriately and promptly to all health emergencies occurring at work. Assists in development

and communication of procedures for dealing with emergencies.

  • Responsible for providing first aid and medical treatment of minor illness. Provides reasonable care and

advice for non-work injuries and illnesses. Refers employees promptly to a physician for more severe

illnesses and injuries.

  • Remains aware of potential occupational injuries and has supplies and knowledge of appropriate treatments to

ensure quick response. Keep employers informed of occupational injuries and accidents and potential

problems. Recommends solutions to reducing or eliminating occupational injuries and accidents and serves

as internal consultant of occupational injury prevention for employees and management.

  • Assists in recommending, promoting, implementing, and evaluating health education, preventive, and wellness

type programs designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Helps analyze employee population to determine programs as needed.

  • Recommends documents and operating procedures for the Health Services Department.
  • Recommends and maintains adequate supplies and equipment necessary to provide health services.
  • Assists in planning and implementation of the health & wellness fair for employees.
  • Refers employees, when appropriate to Guidance Resources®.
  • Maintains treatment records. Secures information and forwards information on

Workers Compensation cases to Supervisor, Health Services.

  • Keeps current with medical advances, particularly those applying to occupational health settings. Also

remains abreast of legal aspects of health field, including federal, state and local health codes regarding

employee health, safety and welfare.

  • Remains knowledgeable of Workers Compensation guidelines, health related company programs, and

community services to assist employees with health needs.

  • Continually works to update the quality of nursing service through personal knowledge and growth obtained

through involvement with professional nursing organizations, community health activities, and cooperative

activities with local physicians and health agencies.

  • Assists in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program including maintenance of the two AEDs and training of approximately 25 employees in the use of the AED.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have current Registered Professional Nurse license in the State of Illinois.
  • Must be current in Healthcare Provider CPR.
  • Basic computer experience and skills required.
  • Working knowledge of standard office computer software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current certification as Basic Life Support CPR/AED Instructor.
  • Experience in an Occupational Healthcare setting.
  • Experience in employee wellness programs highly desired.

Physical Requirements:

  • Slight physical and/or environmental demands. Must be capable of performing CPR.

Illinois Farm Bureau does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

For more details about careers at Illinois Farm Bureau, please visit us online at www.ilfb.org/careers

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