Perdue Farms, Inc. Staff Nurse in Bridgewater, Virginia
Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.
Assesses medical needs of associates and provides first aid or referral as necessary. Maintains federal, state and Company recordkeeping for OSHA and workers’ compensation. Reviews medical history and completes physical assessment sheet and other required forms. Assists with medical cost management. Completes other tasks as needed in compliance with Company policies.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Administers medical care for work related or non-work related illnesses, following appropriate algorithm, or medical directives or accepted nursing standards; refers cases to physicians as needed. Documents information. Enters data into HR/Payroll database and OHM (Occupational Health Management) systems. Informs nursing supervisor as appropriate.
Performs physicals after reviewing history information with associate; complete information on physical forms, and other forms as appropriate. .Complete termination files; assists with drug screens, TB skin testing, wellness programs, etc.
Assists with medical cost management by early intervention in care of associates with constant follow up. Orders medical supplies as needed. Follows up on medical LOA’s to reduce time away from work.
Processes physicians’ notes and provides documentation in support of MLOA system
Assists staff with systems for health improvement of associates at the facility, i.e. participation in and support with HIP.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing or college program or bachelors degree in a related field. Current, active and unrestricted RN or LPN license for professional nursing in the state of practice. Credentials or licensing required for certification in CPR required within 6 months of employment.
0 -3 years related work experience. Good verbal and written communication skills
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. Majority of work activity is in an office, clinical environment.
When in a plant environment:
Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.