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Occupational Health Nurse

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Primary Purpose:

The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) provides occupational health clinician case review and case management in a non-clinical setting for Norfolk Southern and Conrail new hires and employees. Relies on extensive occupational health experience and judgment to make decisions that impact the health and safety of new hires, employees in safety-critical positions and potentially the general public. A high level of independence, and critical assessment and decision-making skills, similar to those of a senior-level clinician in an occupational health setting are required. The OHN must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge of the standards of occupational health clinician practice, applicable Federal regulations, evidence-based guidance, and Health Services policies, procedures and guidelines.


Principal Duties:

  • Facilitate the safe and expedient return of employees to work using sound clinical judgement and best practice guidelines to determine their fitness for service.
  • Using sound clinical reasoning and judgment analyze and evaluate case situations (new hires, current employees with off- duty injuries, occupational injury/illness) to determine the appropriate fitness for duty.
  • Ensure timely and accurate entry of all information in the employee’s medical file. Document verbal and written communications related to the employee’s case within Medical Case Management.
  • On a case by case basis, evaluate the case situation(s) and make recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer
  • Engage in continual process improvement as it relates to Norfolk Southern Health Services department.


Job-Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 5-10 years of experience as a Nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner with occupational medicine experience and/or a minimum of 3-5 years of Case Management (or comparable experience).



Preferred Level: Bachelor of Nursing, Master's degree or higher for Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner


Preferred Majors:

  • Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)/ Health Sciences (MHS)/ or Medical Sciences (MMSc),
  • Adult or acute care nurse practitioner (ANP, ACNP)


Licenses / Certifications:

Required: Licensed (or ability to be) in the state of Georgia Preferred: BSN with COHN-S and/or CRC/CDMS/CRRN; PA-C, APN or equivalent


Technical Skills:

  • MS Office
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with illness/injury disability assessment and medical rehabilitation management.  
  • Knowledgeable regarding applicable Federal regulations and evidence-based medical guidance.


Skills and Abilities:

Strong written, verbal, interpersonal, managerial and educational communications


Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: No

Weekend Work: No,


Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.


On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042.  This order and the associated federal safety protocols for federal contractors that were issued on September 24, 2021, require covered contractors who work with the federal government to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or approved for a health or religious accommodation by December 8, 2021.  As a covered federal contractor, Norfolk Southern must adhere to these legal requirements. If you are made a conditional job offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or apply and be approved for a health or religious accommodation prior to your start date

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta