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Occupational Health Nurse

Job Requisition ID:  48465

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 




JOB SUMMARY: Assess and Identify Occupational and Non-Occupational Illness and injuries and triage care. To assist with the rehabilitation of injured and ill employees with medical impairment and enable them to return to work in a healthy and safe manner.
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, electronically and in writing with patient, family, management, and medical community
•    Ability to assess and identify Occupational and Non- Occupational Injuries and illnesses and triage care
•    Develop plan of care, provide care and treatments per Nursing Protocol and Guidelines
The following essential elements are more specific to this specific job assignment:
•      Must work independently within the scope of Occupational Health Nursing
•      Perform physical assessment and screening test (Example: strep screens, urine dip stick, glucose testing, tympanogram, EKG, vision and hearing screening, drug /alcohol testing ,etc.) to obtain nursing diagnosis
•      Refer to Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician and if indicated an outside specialist when assessment reveals need for care beyond scope of OHN
•      Facilitate Care, testing or medical care (x-ray, prescription medication, physical therapy etc.)
•      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 (Example:  Benefit Partners, Benefits, health plan case managers, etc.)
•      Communication with external providers, employee, and management to provide safe early return to work
•      Possess general knowledge base that includes acute illness and injury; chronic disease and preventative care.  
•      Must be self-motivated, make good judgment decisions while working independently.  Must have the ability to prioritize work.   Follow company policies and procedures. 



MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Graduate of Diploma Nursing Program, Associates in Nursing
PREREQUISITE SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/TRAINING FOR JOB:  Employees assigned to this classification must:


•    General Knowledge base that includes acute illness and injury; chronic diseases and preventive care. 
•    Must have good communication skills both verbal and written and electronic as well as good listening skills
•    Self-motivated, makes good judgment decisions while working independently and or alone 
•    Be able to perform all the essential elements of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations
•    Have successfully completed appropriate training for the job
•    Possess and practice good organizational skills, prioritize work and follow company policies and procedures
•    Be a team player
•    Have, or possess, the ability to learn, a general knowledge of the facility, safety and regulatory requirements for the facility, basic computer skills, and become knowledgeable of a variety of software packages including corporate systems (i.e., SAP, Intranet, Microsoft Office products)
•    Demonstrate commitment to safety
•    Be able to accept and provide constructive feedback


LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Registered Nurse, prefer Certified Occupation Health 
Mandatory Job Qualifications:
The requirements that an individual must possess to perform the essential elements of the job:
•    Job skills, educational background, training requirements or training required:
•    Advanced Nursing skills
•    Capable of obtaining Certification in Occupational Health Nursing
•    Capable of obtaining Certification in Drug / Alcohol testing
•    Basic Life Support as well as Advance Life Support(optional)
Physical requirements:

•    Be able to move effectively around the clinic and WREMP area
•    Be able to communicate verbally, electronically and in writing
•    Must be able to walk, sit and stand
•    Must be able to travel domestically via airlines and or automobile
Mental Requirements:

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

•      Should always work safely including universal precautions.  Understand and follow all applicable safety requirements and expectations.   

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, 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: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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