The Occupational Health Nurse works closely with employees and management to provide safe and quality care. The occupational health nurse uses a systematic process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation to develop a plan of care for our employee population. The role of an occupational health nurse is multi-faceted and diverse. The occupational health nurse works to ensure a safe workforce and workplace. The job duties of an occupational health nurse include: conducting health screenings for new/transfer employee candidates, monitoring the work environment and data to assure the safety of workers, coordinating surveillance programs for occupations at increased risk for exposure, evaluating education and training programs, providing case management to employees off of work or with restrictions so they can safely return to work. The occupational health nurse strives to ensure that all health and safety standards are met in an effort to safeguard the health and wellbeing of employees by coordinating with organizational workgroups to foster institutional compliance with laws, regulations and standards governing health and safety.
The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) role centers on the prevention of adverse health effects from occupational and environmental hazards within the work environment. The OHN fosters a holistic, multidisciplinary approach in the delivery of safe, quality, and comprehensive occupational and environmental health programs aimed at preventive health care, health promotion, and health restoration. The OHN has the responsibility to coordinate designated components of OHS program as assigned and is expected to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to identify health and safety needs, prioritize interventions, develop and implement programs, and evaluate care and delivery services for Mayo Clinic employees. Computer hardware, appropriate software utilization and critical thinking must be incorporated into daily job functions. A successful OHN will be able to: work autonomously and as a team member; demonstrate basic knowledge and advance his/her knowledge and skills in occupational health; keep current on best practices through evidence-based research, consensus, and guidelines; set priorities, manage workload, and meet deadlines; communicate effectively and build partnerships with a wide variety of healthcare team members and employees; effectively lead teams/committees/workgroups; provide case management of occupational and non-occupational illness and injuries; perform health hazard assessment and surveillance of worker populations.
- Graduate of a baccalaureate Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program.
- If graduated from a nursing program that was not accredited by ACEN or CCNE, at least one year of RN experience (within the last 5 years) in an applicable care setting is required.
- If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of RN experience in an applicable care setting or one year of current LPN experience at Mayo Clinic is required.
- Successful experience as a RN within the previous three years required.
The following qualifications are preferred:
Demonstrated leadership, effective communicator, and excellent critical thinking skills. Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Attention to detail in decision making and documentation. Computer skills required. Experience working in a team environment.
- Masters in nursing, public health, or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Experience working in occupational health within an acute care setting and/or public health experience
- Current certification in Occupational Health Nursing
- Occupational health experience and current knowledge of laws and regulations that govern occupational health
Internal applicants should attach their three most recent performance appraisals.
License or certification
Current RN license by applicable state requirements.
Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers (BCLS) certificate of course completion required and must not expire within 3 months after start date. A scanned copy of the certificate of completion or transcripts, including your full name, must be attached to your profile to be considered.
We will only accept certificates of course completion from the following providers:
Additional specialty certification/training as required by the work area.
- American Heart Association (Title: BLS for Healthcare Providers or BLS Provider)
- Red Cross (Title: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers or BLS for Healthcare Providers)
- Military Training Network
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $33.71 per hour.
Monday – Friday; Days, Evenings, Nights, weekends; 8-hour shifts; on call required – NOT NEGOTIABLE
Weekends possible based on workload demand.
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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