Occupational Health Nurse

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Location:

  • Posted on May 14 2024
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

AREA:

Safety, Health & Environmental

Competitive salary $65k – 85k plus annual bonus and best of all a Monday through Friday, 8 hour day schedule. Your benefits start on your first day!

 

We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with steel mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 

 

We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 

 

You Have:

  • A degree from an accredited nursing school, preferably a Bachelor of Nursing and current registered nursing license in the state of North Carolina.
  • 3-5 years of Clinical Nursing experience
  • Occupational health and safety experience and OSHA training preferred but not necessary. 
  • Prior experience with North Carolina Workers Compensation case management and federal laws related to Worker’s Compensation, and legislation regarding confidentiality.
  • Ability to analyze and make sound judgements to accurately document and maintain appropriate confidentiality of medical records. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees, physicians/medical professionals, and other outside parties. 
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws related to Worker's Compensation and legislation regarding confidentiality. 
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office suite
  • Possess excellent written communication skills and the ability to document decision, agreements, and orders made.

 

Your Purpose:

Reporting directly to the Health & Safety Manager, you are in daily contact with managers, supervisors, administrative staff, hourly employees, contractors, & safety representatives regarding injuries, first aid treatment, annual hearing tests, wellness initiatives (including EAP), first aid kit supplies and disability management issues.

 

Your Work:

  • Provide immediate emergency care for traumatic and non-traumatic injured workers and contractors including assessing, directing, and transporting or coordinating transport offsite for injured workers for medical treatment as required.
  • Coordinate and assist the Safety Manager in case management for all Workers’ Compensation claims.
  • Work with the Safety Manager to develop preventative measures to reduce work place injuries.
  • Conduct respirator fit tests, hearing tests, heavy metal blood draws, PFT tests, crane physicals, and vision tests.
  • Maintain, sustain, and ensure compliance with select Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),  Charlotte Mill, and Gerdau Corporate Safety guidelines and standards.
  • Standardize/develop Charlotte nursing, injury response, and North Carolina Workers Compensation practices and policies.
  • Develop First Responder knowledge through continued safety trainings including, but not limited to, First Aid / CPR / Ergonomics / BLS.
  • Assist HR in conducting post accident and random drug/alcohol testing as directed by the HR Manager.
  • Assist Safety Manager in performing contractor and new hire safety trainings.
  • Champion employee wellness programs.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status. 

 

If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866)-788-2798 or recruiting@gerdau.com

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