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Staff Nurse

Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10338 


We are seeking an experienced Staff Nurse who will focus on Occupational Health programs. This position resides in the Health Services Division (HSD), Environment, Safety, Health & Quality Directorate  at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Occupational Health duties
    • Assist with Fitness for Duty evaluations
    • Workers Compensation cases
    • Return to work evaluations
    • Perform employee physicals, screening, and evaluation, and provide care under the supervision of a physician, nurse practitioner, or physicans assistant
  • Nursing duties/care
    • Assist with emergency care
    • Perform vaccinations, EKGs, vital signs, venipunctiure, blood draws, IV/INT starts, medication administration, and emergency care to employees in/when necessary, as prescribed by a physician, nurse practioner, or physicians assistant            
  • Support Pandemic medical requirements
    • Communicates with employees who have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Assist with Case Management of positive COVID-19 employees
  • Other duties supporting HSD needs at the discretion of the Division Director or HSD Group Leader, based on education, training, and experience; additional duties may be at alternate ORNL site


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, or an equivalent combination of education and significant years of relevant nursing experience
  • License to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • 5 years experience as a registered nurse


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in DOE associated Occupational Health Clnic strongly desired
  • Experience and certification as a Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) or Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHNS) is desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced clinical environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs


Special Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville