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Port of Seattle Occupational Health Nurse- Certified in Seattle, Washington

Some of what you'll be doing:

The Port of Seattle is seeking dynamic and experienced Certified Occupational Health Nurse to be part of the Port’s Health and Safety team. In coordination with the overall efforts of the Health and Safety team, you will ensure that all health and safety standards are met to safeguard the health and well-being of employees through collaborative relationships established across Port of Seattle work sites. The Certified Occupational Health Nurse will assess, plan, and provision for preventative measures that ensure the health and safety of workers through hazard identification at the workplace.

The Occupational Health Nurse follows Port’s departmental policies and procedures in the development and implementation of programs. This position reports to and works in collaboration with the Director of Health and Safety.

  • You will develop and implement health and safety programs to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the workforce.

  • You will observe, assess, investigate and report potential dangers and hazards within the work environment.

  • You will design and implement preventative measures that reduce potential dangers and hazards in the work environment.

  • You will conduct surveillance and research on the effects of hazardous work conditions or workplace exposures.

  • You will develop and conduct worker health surveillances to assess, prevent, and monitor for occupational health exposures.

  • You will document employee injuries, illnesses, and exposures within the workplace and report to leadership and regulatory agencies as warranted.

  • You will strive to ensure that all health and safety standards are met to safeguard the health and well-being of the workforce, including training to Port staff.

Who you are:

Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have at least Five (5) years of health and safety surveillance program development and implementation to identify, reduce and prevent harm in the workforce.

  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Current Washington State RN License, and be Certified Occupational Health Nurse or Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist, that will help you succeed.

  • Desired – We hope you have Seven (7) years of advanced health and safety surveillance program development and implementation to identify, reduce and prevent harm in the workforce, but it’s okay if you’re not.

  • Expertise – You must have a sound understanding of occupational and environmental hazards and diseases, hazard recognition and risk reduction methodology, and principles of toxicology. Stay current on emerging issues in occupational health, health promotion, injury, and disease prevention. Apply Adult Learning methodologies, Workforce Health Surveillance programs and Regulatory Compliance with regulatory or guidance agencies including but not limited to Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Washington Administrative Code, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, National Fire Protection Association and local public health entities

  • Data Analysis- You are experienced in researching, writing, and oral communication, project/program management, detailed documentation, record keeping, report writing, data analysis, trending and forecasting, computer and database skills, technical skills for industrial hygiene monitoring, and health surveillance including troubleshooting, calibrating, and using specialized equipment. Keen observation skills to determine hazardous conditions in the work environment.

  • Interpersonal and Political Savvy – Your ability to engage diverse audiences, listens to different perspectives, build rapport, and defuses high tension situations comfortably. Anticipate obstacles and plan accordingly. Work with composure and deal effectively and diplomatically with internal and external stakeholders.

What else you need to know:

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role. You may be required to work any and all assigned shifts, including weekends and holidays. You may be required to work during emergencies.

  • Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment and at times may be asked to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to areas of high noise, various hazardous materials, work at heights and/or in confined spaces.

  • Safety Requirements – You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.

  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, will be required to pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment may be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.

Why you'll love it here:

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental, and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.

  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.

  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.

  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.

  • Getting to Work – From subsided parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements, giving you an opportunity to work from home. Many roles are given the flexibility with when and where they conduct their work.

  • Parental Leave – Six weeks paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.

  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaging work environment.

  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.

  • Mission-Driven – We are focused together on promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.

Why the Port of Seattle:

Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here .

Location: Seattle Tacoma International Airport

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Expires: Mar 8, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

Minimum Salary: 86,308.00

Midpoint Salary: 107,885.00

Req ID: 000175

The Port of Seattle is an equal opportunity employer that values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, knowing decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, regulations and ordinances. To help comply with all state and federal requirements, we appreciate you voluntarily answering the questions below. The information on this form will be kept confidential. Click for definitions and descriptions of the categories referenced below regarding Ethnicity and Race. Click for information and definitions of the categories referenced below regarding Protected Veterans status.