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Sr. Occupational Health Nurse (RN) – Scientific Support, Administration – FTE 0.6

Department: Research Compliance

Sr. Occupational Health Nurse (RN) – Scientific Support, Administration – FTE 0.6

The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.

The mission of the Allen Institute administration team is to provide support and structure to the scientific divisions. Coinciding with the team science approach, administration helps facilitate team learning and the overall mission of the institute.

The Allen Institute is seeking a part-time Occupational Health Nurse to join their team in Seattle, WA.

The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) oversees and manages the administrative, clinical, compliance, and operational activities of occupational health services, as well as providing nursing services to occupational injury/illness care, responding to acute workplace injury or illness events and the Institute Vaccine Program.  The position works as a member of the Scientific Support Services team that manages a comprehensive program to provide guidance on environmental health and safety practices and ensure compliance with institutional responsibilities to support research. This position will report to the Senior Director of Scientific Support.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences, and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

Essential Functions

  • Develop programs (policies and procedures) related to occupational health and wellness services and support that complement existing programs developed by EHS and HR to ensure compliance with federal, state and local, regulations and guidance
  • Develop plans and strategies to control, monitor and test employees for emerging and ongoing pathogens
  • Assist with the development and delivery of communication and training materials to all levels of the organization related to workplace safety, including lab safety, and preventing the spread of communicable diseases
  • Provide guidance for the development and maintenance of Pandemic and Endemic Plans
  • Collaborate with outside service providers for program development such as occupational health clinic and RETRO group provider
  • Respond, evaluate, and treat onsite injuries and illnesses in a professional manner and consistent with clinical nursing guidelines
  • Administer vaccinations as needed for the work environment or disease prevention (influenza)
  • Manage vaccine requirements for laboratory staff in partnership with EHS
  • Provide referrals to outside occupational medicine providers upon request
  • Oversight and management of workers’ compensation claims through our RETRO provider
  • Review and evaluation of medical screening forms for animal allergies and respiratory health
  • Oversee Bloodborne Pathogens Program
  • Evaluate and treat exposure incidents involving etiologic agents, chemicals and bloodborne pathogens
  • Partner with EHS on review of incident reports, ergonomic evaluations, and equipment recommendations
  • Oversee first aid program including training, first aid kit supplies, and AED maintenance
  • Collaborate and coordinate with HR and EHS to provide physical and mental health resources to employees and guiding them toward community resources and/or employee assistance programs
  • Collaborate with HR on reasonable accommodations
  • Participate as committee member and/or provide reporting to our safety and institutional committees as needed
  • Provide other services as need is determined
  • A team player able to work as part of a team to find solutions to address challenges and develop appropriate guidance

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of degree and experience
  • 5 years of equivalent experience 
  • Current Washington State RN license in good standing

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related field
  • 5 - 10 years of equivalent experience
  • Certificated Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) or Specialist (COHN-S) certification from the American Board or Occupational Health Nursing (ABOHN)
  • Experience working in a laboratory research environment
  • Experience with MS office suite of software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in management skills and related processes
  • 4 + years of experience in case management

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment
  • May enter laboratory environment, including potential exposure to lasers, hazardous chemicals, radioisotopes, biosafety level 2, and where research animals are present

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a part-time position, 24 hours/week. Days and hours of work are flexible between Monday through Friday
  • In rare cases, occasional evening, weekend, and on-call hours may be required to help respond to exposure incidents
  • This is an “essential” position and expected to report for work regardless of weather conditions

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting to 30 pounds
  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment; lab equipment
  • Push/pull up to 50lbs
  • Occasional to frequent stooping, bending, crouching

It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

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