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Perdue Farms, Inc. Charge Nurse - RN in Monterey, Tennessee

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.


Under the supervision of a Regional Nurse Manager, this position may supervise, within the scope of their license, and provide guidance and work direction while providing the necessary medical care of all associates in their respective Wellness Centers, follows all federal and state records for OSHA and workers’ compensation, monitors the cost associated with the operating budget of department and workers’ compensation. This is an essential position as it supports the function of the Regional Nurse Manager.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under direction of Regional Nurse Manager, provides work direction and guidance to the Wellness Center staff, within the scope of their license, and ensures quality nursing practice, patient interaction and treatment and manages costs through strategic and tactical planning and growth. Must be available for on-call phone conversations and response after wellness center hours as needed.

  • Administers and maintains occupational health program consistent with company policies and procedures to include federal and state recordkeeping related to OSHA, Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health programs, etc. Achieves facility goals for management of worker’s comp costs, recordables, lost and restricted time through case management.

  • In collaboration with the Regional Nurse Manager, provides the support to the wellness center or medical department that is consistent with company policies and standard operating procedures, to include injury/illness assessment, physician appointments (at Wellness Centers), ordering supplies, etc. Direct associates to Sedgwick Case Management Services as appropriate for requests for STD or FMLA.

  • Establishes and monitors systems to improve health of associates and dependents through direct provision of medical care, efficiently and appropriately delivered, i.e. HIP (Health Improvement Program), health and wellness programs and operations, including provider accountabilities, etc.

  • Manages Wellness Center areas of practice to include scheduled appointments, standard operating procedures, patients per hour, generic samples, budget & finance, etc.

Minimum Education

Successful completion of an approved school of nursing program. Plus 5 – 6 years related work experience. Current, unrestricted, LPN or RN license in state of practice. Obtain compact license if applicable. Current certification in CPR in good standing.

Experience Requirements

Experience with Occupational Health nursing and/or case management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. All healthcare staff must adhere to the company immunization policy; provide proof of training, certifications and/or license.

Experience Preferred

Medical office supervisory experience. Occupational Health experience. Phlebotomy skills. Bilingual

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.