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National Grid Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant in Malden, Massachusetts

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant for our Health and Wellbeing department in Malden, MA. This position will be 3 days in Malden and 2 days in Northboro.

Job Purpose

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will be responsible for providing comprehensive medical care, treatment, consultation, and case management for injured and ill employees in order to ensure the on-going safety and well-being of National Grid's work-force and to reduce the frequency of lost time incidents due to injury and illness.

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitor and/or assess working practices by performing physical examinations and conducting Respiratory Fit testing (RFT) to ensure compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) legislation.

  • Works with both the business and external medical providers to return employees back to work promptly following an occupational illness or injury.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal stakeholders and external medical providers in order to share best practice and understand business decisions.

  • Collate information and perform regular analyses in order to ensure more senior team members have accurate and up to date information to inform external regulators (e.g. DOT, Hearing Conservation etc) as required.

  • Evaluate employee compliance with OSHA safety standards and regulations and ensure team comply with safety standards, policies and processes in order to ensure a safe working environment and minimize risk for all staff.

  • Manage the on-site health office - provide walk-in treatment and care as needed - in order to understand employee requirements and deliver appropriate treatments, in line with National Grid policies and processes.

  • Perform pre-employment physical exams on all new employees and be responsible for the evaluation, treatment, and case management of occupational injuries (acute and chronic care) in order to ensure the on-going well-being of employees and to reduce absence frequency.

  • Conduct drug & alcohol testing i.e. pre-employment, random, reasonable cause to adhere to organizational policy and to protect National Grid's brand and reputation.

  • Conduct monthly Health & Wellness field visits and educational seminars in order to challenge existing ways of working and educate employees on how to do improve health and lifestyle.

  • Position is for Malden (3 days) and Northboro (2 days) and required to provide coverage at other National Grid Health Offices (Worcester, North Andover, Brockton) in the event of an employee illness or vacancy.

  • Role includes performing the following

  • DOT exams

  • Audiograms

  • Respirator fit testing

  • Pre-employment exams

  • Drug testing

  • Worker’s comp injuries

Qualifications

  • B.S. Nursing or other discipline that qualifies for PA Master's Program and a fully qualified MSN Nurse Practitioner or Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Health Science, or Medical Science.

  • Board Certification - American Nurse Credentialing Center or NCCPA-Certified and completion of PANRE every 6 yrs.

  • Certified in Hearing Conservation CAOHC and Spirometry

  • Experience in Occupational medicine, Worker's Compensation and OSHA regulations, acute medical care and evaluation and Occupational Medicine

Capability Requirements

  • Analytical Thinking (3): Sees multiple relationships between presenting employee health issues, identifying several likely causes or consequences.

  • Impact and Influence (1): Uses direct persuasion to influence others, using field visits, educational material, historic medical data, and a solid business case.

  • Conceptual Thinking (2): Sees patterns or trends when performing examinations, treatments and screenings and notices when something is similar to a past situation.

  • Customer Orientation (2): Takes personal responsibility for medical treatments(s) and screening(s), responding to issues promptly and monitoring the outcome for the business and employee.

More Information

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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