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Occupational Health Nurse

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Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23510

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation's premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Requisition ID : 11443 

Job Description

NOTE: This position will be based out of Norfolk, VA until June 2021 and then will be permanently relocated to Atlanta, GA.

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 on a daily basis thatimpact the health and safety of new hire, 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:

  • 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 course of caseaction based on a careful consideration of viable alternatives.
  • Manage the return to work process.
  • Ensure timely entry of all information in the employee’s medical file.
  • On a case by case basis, evaluate the case situation(s) and make recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 5-10 years experience as 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 Virginia 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

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: No

Weekend Work: No,

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads

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