Nurse, Occupational Health
NURSE, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PNS-01 Occupation Code: 0610-4001
Provides professional nursing services to employees under the general
direction of a medical officer. Implements and participates in programs
to provide preventative medical care and health maintenance services in
support of Postal Service safety and health goals and objectives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Implements, monitors, and participates in occupational health
programs and services within a postal facility.
- Provides professional nursing care to employees; administers
medications at the direction of a physician; and makes arrangements
for physicians’ care.
- Provides continuous health or injury care, under physicians’
instructions, to employees with prolonged illnesses or injuries.
- Assists medical officer in conducting re-employment or
fitness-for-duty physical examinations; performs routine
examinations for items such as vision, hearing, and blood pressure;
and makes recommendations regarding suitability for employment
and/or referral for additional testing and evaluation.
- Advises or counsels employees regarding general and/or mental
health care; assists employees with doctor and/or community service
referrals, when necessary.
- Prepares, updates, and maintains confidential health records for
employees using the health and medical unit; compiles and analyzes
various medical data and reports; and prepares regular summary
- Requisitions appropriate quantities and types of medical
supplies and maintains security of supplies and equipment.
- Regularly checks first aid boxes to ensure an adequate supply of
- Maintains the health/medical unit in a sanitary and orderly
- Provides continuous medical monitoring of workers exposed to
potentially harmful substances.
- Reports on-the-job injuries and other safety and health matters
to appropriate postal officials.
- Maintains familiarity with Workers Compensation and safety and
personnel practices and procedures relative to occupational health
- Serves as liaison with employees, supervisors, physicians, PAR
and safety employees; refers employees for participation in the PAR
and other health related programs.
- Performs related clerical duties.
- Makes frequent contact with private physicians and
representatives of hospitals and health clinics. Has occasional
contact with customers, contractors’ employees, and representatives
of emergency services and social agencies.
- Provides professional advice and guidance to supervisors
regarding administrative procedures; provides health care advice and
counseling to employees.
- Exercises a normal regard for the safety of self and others.
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