REHS has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-time Research, Occupational Health Nurse (OHN). The OHN will develop and implement preventive occupational health services for personnel who work in a wide array of research employment settings. They will collaborate with colleagues within REHS and from other departments to investigate and document incidents, develop of medical management plans, establish clinical guidelines for personnel, and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and mandates. The nurse’s work will be supervised and directed by the REHS Director and Occupational Health and Wellbeing Director; additionally, the OHN will work in collaboration with the occupational health nurse lead.
The Research Environmental Health and Safety Department (REHS) works in partnership with the Institute’s organizational units to meet occupational and environmental safety standards to provide a healthy and safe place of employment and to protect our environment. This position will directly contribute to and be accountable for creating and sustaining a culture of service, accountability, and excellence within the department. Additionally, this position will help to adopt strategic planning initiatives and support data gathering for metrics and performance monitoring to ensure organizational efficiencies and desired outcomes are met. This position will adopt and align work processes and practices to support the values of the REHS department including: compassion, excellence, integrity, collaboration, equity, and innovation.
Seattle Children's Employer Highlights
• Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children's is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.
• Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.
• Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.
• Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage
- Graduate of accredited nursing program.
- Current Registered Nurse license in the State of Washington.
- At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
- As a condition of employment: Current BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses. Note: current PALS and/or PEARS will be accepted in lieu of BLS, and must be maintained as current at all times. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.).
- Master’s Degree in Occupational Health Nursing, MPH or related field.
- Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist.
- Three (3) years nursing experience, with one (1) year in occupational health nursing and/or Worker’s Compensation.
- Experience in injury prevention and/or hazard control, infection control and vaccine preventable diseases.
- Experience using software applications, including data management.