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Occupational Health Nurse

Job Requisition ID:  37675

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company's innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Role Description


The following essential elements are general duties that represent the broad spectrum of job assignments.  The level of responsibility and job duties within the job assignment are commensurate with established company-wide requirements.
•    Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with patient, family, management and the medical community.  
•    Ability to assess and identify, treat, Occupational and --- Non-Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and triage care.  Perform and or assist with surveillance exams, ie respirator exams
•    Develop plan of care, provide care and treatments per Nursing Protocol and Guidelines




The following essential elements are more specific to this job assignment but is not all inclusive:
•    Must work independently within the scope of Occupational Health Nursing
•    Perform physical assessment and screening test (Ex. Urine dip stick, glucose testing, EKG, vision and hearing tympanogram screening, urine drug screening and breath alcohol testing, etc.)
•    Refer to Physician and if indicated an outside specialist when assessment reveals need for care beyond scope of OHN
•    Perform evaluation, treatment for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses
•    Facilitate care, testing or medical care (x-ray, prescription medication, physical therapy etc.)
•    Perform venous blood sampling and handling for laboratory testing
•    Document care, referral and follow up in electronic systems and medical chart
•    Discuss findings, referrals, treatments, follow up for any illness or injury with employee consistent with his /her education level of understanding and culture
•    Educate employee in health and wellness issues by using present complaint and teachable moment
•    Obtain diagnosis and functional activity restrictions from outside provider and evaluate appropriateness of restrictions to employee’s level of recovery and functional ability.
•    Coordinate and monitor care from external providers and refer to other providers when indicated (Ex. EAP, Benefits, Health plan case manager, etc.)
•    Communication with external providers, employee and management to provide safe early return to work
•    Provide and or assist with Short Term Disability Case ---Management and Return to work clearances
•    Rotation through short term disability case management
•    Development and or participation in staff development programs in addition to employee wellness programs

Education and/or Experience

RN in good standing with either an Associate/Diploma or bachelor’s in nursing
Job skills, educational background, training requirements or training required:

Advanced Nursing Skills- 3 years nursing experience
Capable of obtaining Certification in Occupational Health Nursing
Drug/Alcohol Testing as well as Certification for DOT Drug/Alcohol testing
Basic Life Support as well as Advanced Life Support


2. Physical Requirements

Be able to move effectively around the clinic and WREMP area
Be able to communicate verbally and in writing
Must be able to travel domestically via airlines and or automobile
Minimal travel may be required


3. Mental Requirements

Ability to complete complex problem solving
Independent judgment
Must be able to multi-task when performing job functions
Effective social relationships
Capable of continual learning


4.  Safety Requirements

Should work Safely at all times including Universal precautions


5. Work schedule flexibility

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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