Occupational Health Nurse

8200 Professional Place, MD
Oct 18, 2021
Oct 27, 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.COHN Certification, Case Management and proficiency with Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems, and Microsoft Suite is preferred.
Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Nursing
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an Associate's degree with 2 years of outpatient clinical experience as a nurse.

  • Three (3) years of outpatient clinical experience as a nurse required.

  • Registered Nurse or related license required.


  • 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

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary

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.

  • 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 duties 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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