Occupational Health Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direction of the Safety Manager, the Occupational Health Specialist will serve as first responder for workplace injuries, coordinate medical care for work related injuries, evaluate personal medical complaints and coordinate the FMLA, ADA, as well as Short and Long-term disability programs for the Camp Hill Service Center.
This position reports into the Service Center Safety Manager and will work closely with the Human Resources Department and other management personnel and production associates to provide medical advice, treatment, and training. This position will advise and partner with Service Center Management in establishing occupational health service protocols, services and standard operating procedures. This position will advise and partner with business leaders to design, develop and deploy medical management processes for all employees at the Camp Hill Service Center (800 people).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 Treat employee’s work-related injuries and illnesses in a way that provides the best outcome and in the most effective manner.
 Evaluate employee’s non-work-related injuries and illnesses in a way that provides the best outcome and in the most effective manner.
 Under direction of the Safety Manager, coordinate worker’s compensation claims in an effort to provide the best outcome in the most effective manner, which includes but is not limited to educating and assisting employees, claim filing and closure, working closely with 3rd party insurance providers, health care providers, and legal counsel, and possibly attending claim related hearings.
 Coordinate and assess the pre-placement-post offer employment physical process.
 Responsible for record retention, medical information security and ensuring the confidentiality of day to day operations within Health Services as well as proper handling of employee’s medical records, and release and disclosure of medical information.
 Identification and analysis of key safety measures for comparisons, benchmarking and identification of patterns and trends, in order to build and implement processes to reduce injuries and illnesses.
 Additional duties as assigned.
 Regular engagement and interaction with employees on the production floor.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

 Must possess knowledge of federal, state, and local environment, health and safety laws and regulations.
 Working knowledge of behavioral based safety including general principles, audit processes, root cause analysis, incentives and accountabilities.
 Demonstrate ability to identify and reduce ergonomic risk factors.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to speak Spanish desired but not required.
 Must be on-call for advice and able to work nights and weekends on occasion to address incidents and conduct treatment and training.
 Ability to operate in a manufacturing environment with a diverse workforce
 Proficiency of MS Office, Excel and Power Point Skills
 Advance a culture of safety and continuous improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION
 Minimum of 2 years direct occupational health experience in a manufacturing environment.
 Possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and influencing skills, as well as excellent communication, facilitation, and organizational skills.
 Sound judgement and decision-making.
 Ability to translate theoretical knowledge base to practical business solutions.

Environment

This position is exposed to both office and industrial meat processing environments. Temperatures on the product floor are very cold with wet / slippery floors, industrial equipment and machinery.

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