Occupational Health Nurse

Washington D.C
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 26, 2021
Full Time
Marketing Statement

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) Occupational Health (OHAW) and Wellness Department is seeking a Licensed Registered Nurse for who will administer and maintain departmental deliverables, to include hearing conservation, sleep disorder program, absence management, and the respiratory protection program. This role is a critical part of daily operations, to include, assisting with medical examinations, overall patient care and services, and adherence to OHAW compliances. Successful candidates will have exceptional nursing and management skills, and the ability to administer and maintain multiple medical projects simultaneously, and exercise independent judgment and action. Candidates will also have the flexibility to work a day/evening schedule to include a Saturday shift as needed.

COHN Certification, Masters' Degree in Health Care Administration, and proficiency with Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related field required.

  • Minimum 3 years of outpatient clinical experience as nurse required.

  • Registered Nurse or related license required.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing or related field preferred.

  • Experience supervising.
  • Experience in occupational clinical setting.
  • Experience/knowledge of FTA/FMCSA Regulations.

  • Certified Breath Alcohol Technician and Urine Collector or willingness to obtain certification.

Medical Group

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Mission Essential Designation

In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.


The Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for assisting with medical examinations, administering authorized medications and treatments, providing referrals, maintaining accurate reports and records, coordinating blood donation drives, and counseling employees on health subjects such as nutrition and communicable diseases. Performs triage of applicants/employees to support staff according to their need.

Essential Functions
  • Triage of employees/applicants for both Medical and EAP.
  • Assists with physical examination (hearing, vision, phlebotomy, vital signs).
  • Coordinates immunizations, blood drive and wellness activities and preventive programs.

Other Functions
  • Administers and maintains WMATA Wellness Programs.
  • Instructs topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develops health improvement programs.
  • Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Performs research and statistical analyses and prepares periodic or other reports in support of the health unit as required.
  • Prepares patients for, and assists with, examinations or treatments.
  • Tests vision and hearing and gives injections/draws blood.
  • Administers medications and treatments authorized by physicians with the Medical Director's approval.
  • Assists in the conduct of medical examinations including taking partial or complete medical histories, checking vital signs such as pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height, weight, etc.
  • Conducts face-to-face discussions with individuals and/or teams.
  • Consults and coordinates with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Counsels employees and develops educational programs on health subjects including nutrition, dental and safety regimen, care of minor injuries and illnesses, family and health problems, and care of communicable diseases.
  • Ensures medical case documentation is appropriate and compatible among user offices; maintains confidentiality on records/information specific to sensitive medical/health work performance issues for management and contract employees.
  • Assists MRO and reviews negative drug tests.

The essential and other functions listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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