Job ID R-484824 Date posted February 11, 2024

Occupational Health Nurse

Job Description Summary

The Occupational Health Nurse is a licensed health care professional responsible for developing, interpreting, and administering employee health and wellness services and organizational safety programs. Develops policies and procedures for employee health services that are compatible with corporate goals and objectives. Coordinates the worker’s compensation and health/wellness programs. Strategic role in site safety programs. Leads ADA/Job Accommodation process. Promotes health maintenance, prevention of illness and injury, and provides consultative guidance on occupational health issues. Ensures compliance with BD quality systems, policies, procedures and best practices, and all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures. Regular, punctual attendance is an essential job function. Ability to read and write and converse in English. Willing and able to uphold BD Values.

Job Description

We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide organizational leadership for associate, health and wellness. Coordinate day-to-day implementation of industrial health, ergonomic and wellness programs, such as Blood Borne Pathogen, Safety Committee Meetings, and Safety Audits.

  • Coordinate BBP program and Hepatitis B immunization tracking. Ensure site compliance with federal state, local, and company policies (OSHA, DOT, etc.).

  • Ensure compliance with FMLA and ADA regulations.

  • Ensure an effective occupational safety and health programs are maintained with external support from health care providers, insurers, community health and regulatory agencies. Maintains OSHA 300 Log, Incident Rate reporting, Safety Index and incident tracking databases.  Gather and compute necessary related metrics for various time periods and as needed for plant, region and corporate worldwide metrics weekly/monthly reporting information

  • Manage the Respiratory clearance program and oversee respiratory FIT tests.

  • Administer site’s Workers Compensation program.

  • Administer site Physical Capacity Profile program.

  • Provide case management for occupational injuries, and integrated disability management as the liaison between associates, department managers, health care providers, and insurers to minimize worker’s compensation/disability costs and lost-work time.

  • Minimize absenteeism and health care costs by on-site provision of professional care for minor illnesses and injuries. 

  • Determine appropriateness of any restricted duty requests. Provides guidance on ergonomic issues related to workplace and workstations.

  • Ensure employment-related medical screenings and procedures are effective and compliant.

  • Provide elevated care per standing orders and medical surveillance protocols.

  • Handle Personally-identifiable Health Information (PHI) in communicating with medical providers.

  • Lead site-wide pandemic response

  • Other duties as required to support the needs of the business.

  • Safety culture, policies and practices that ensure an increasingly safe work environment for all associates.

  • Measurable improvement in safety performance on both incident rates and other measures.

  • Site compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate regulations.

  • Financially effective management of Workers Compensation cases.


  • This position does not supervise any associates at any level

Minimum Education. Licensing, Certification Requirements:  

  • Required : Associates degree – Nursing, Registered Nurse, licensed in Nebraska

  • Preferred : BA/BS Degree – Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)

Minimum Experience:

  • Registered Nurse required

  • 1-3 years’ experience providing nursing treatment, prefer in an occupational setting

Knowledge and Skills:

Basic :

  • Statistical skills

  • Continuous improvement skills

  • Able to administer worker’s compensation, disability law, FMLA law, OSHA compliance and regulatory health surveillance

Proficient :

  • Quality Management Systems knowledge (QSR and ISO)

  • Computer skills

  • Handling conflict/medication skills

  • Communication skills

  • Able to perform compliance assessments and action plans

  • Microsoft Office

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

At BD, we strive to make healthcare a priority for our associates and their families. We have a variety of plans including a new HSA Basic plan option with Cigna.

  • $0 payroll contributions if your salary is below $50,000

  • Plan covers 100% preventative care (annual wellness exam, and immunizations)

  • Visit any provider

If you meet the eligibility and enrollment requirements, your coverage begins on your date of hire or the date you become a benefits-eligible associate.


BD provides comprehensive total rewards benefits for all of its employees. Most benefits start on day 1 of your employment with BD.

  • Competitive pay

  • Up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

  • Education assistance ($5250.00 per year)

  • Adoption assistance

  • 401K plan with $.75 of every dollar matched up to 6% of compensation

  • Basic life and AD&D provided

  • Discounted home, auto, and pet insurance plans

  • Paid holidays and vacation (pro-rated the first year based on actual start date)

Excited to grow your career?

We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply!

Our people make all the difference in our success.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place. 

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