Southern Company Occupational Health Specialist-PRN (Temporary) in Atlanta, Georgia

Occupational Health Specialist-PRN (Temporary)

Description

The Occupational Health Specialist position implements, coordinates and facilitates onsite health enhancement initiatives and disease prevention projects and screenings tailored to the specific needs, assessment and risk identification of Southern Company/Georgia Power employees. This position supports onsite medical clinics, as well as, other Southern Company locations for the provision of health services that also include the assessment, treatment, tracking and analysis of work related and personal illness and injuries.

This position will report to the lead occupational health specialist nurse and will be primarily located in the metro Atlanta area, to include medical clinics at 241 Ralph McGill Blvd, N.E.; Atlanta, GA 30308; 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308; 62 Lake Mirror Road, Forest Park, GA 30297 or 2500 Patrick Henry Pkwy, McDonough, GA. 30253 and additional travel to alternate work locations.

This is a temporary position with Southern Company.

Job Experience and Education

Education Requirements:

This position requires a current State of Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license. Certifications of Occupational Health are desirable.

Experience Requirements:

Clinical experience including assessment, treatment and tracking of varied health conditions and health promotion/education. Occupational health, acute care and wellness program delivery experience are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of emergency first aid procedures and nursing practice, clinical skills, including guidance and counseling that meets the needs of employees.

  • Professional presence that achieves credibility with the Management Team, Company employees and the medical/business community

  • In-depth knowledge of company programs, policies and procedures in order to make appropriate decisions and referrals.

  • General knowledge of state of the art health and medical issues to provide resource information to employees and management.

  • Effective leadership and project management skills.

  • Knowledge of medical services and other community resources in order to make appropriate referrals and appointments as needed.

  • General knowledge of Company network, departmental organizations and employees statewide to disseminate information, gather facts and facilitate accomplishment of goals.

  • Functional knowledge of state and federal regulatory and compliance issues (OSHA, Worker's Comp, Blood Borne Pathogens, etc.).

  • Ability to discern needs and to take appropriate action.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to develop trust and rapport with employees, departments and the management team.

  • Strong desire and enthusiasm for understanding and satisfying client needs.

  • Ability to network and interface with the management team and other professionals to ensure appropriate communication.

  • Ability to drive light duty vehicle and travel distances averaging 4 – 6 hours as needed, including early morning and late afternoon hours as well as overnight stays as appropriate.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide nursing assessment, treatment, tracking, follow-up and referrals and emergency care for health conditions, injuries and illnesses consistent with health services and case management protocol.

  • Support company wellness programs to include onsite medical rooms, health fairs, lab draws, tracking of abnormal findings, and other miscellaneous health and wellness initiatives.

  • Counsel Employees concerning lifestyle habits such as, low cholesterol diets, nutrition, exercise and fitness program.

  • Additional duties include coordinating health enhancement programs, conducting and monitoring special projects, such as disease prevention programs, etc.

  • Coordinate and implement wellness programs and disease prevention projects that are appealing to the employee, retiree, and family members, appropriate for the department/work location, and cost-efficient/cost saving for the Company.

  • Travel to additional locations to support onsite wellness initiatives, special health enhancement programs, blood pressure screenings, health fairs, lab screenings, etc. Travel may include driving several hours to onsite locations and overnight stays. Work hours often include early morning hours and late afternoon.

  • Market health care services such as SouthernLifeStyle, health management program, executive physical program, health enhancement projects, lunch ‘n learn programs, on-site screenings, health fairs, lab draws, etc.

  • Assess and refer to Employee Assistance Program (EAP), medical plan or other appropriate sources for employees and family members with health, work, stress, emotional and/or substance abuse problems.

  • Develop referral sources for physicians, dentists, treatment centers, etc.

  • Assess employees with medical illnesses and emergencies and take appropriate action according to established protocol. Prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment results in cost savings to the Medical Insurance Plan, and contributes to employee availability at work, as well as, increased productivity and morale.

  • Participate in creating new and innovative programs, approaches and techniques that will encourage and motivate employees to make positive lifestyle changes.

  • Consider staffing emergency assignments with deployed storm teams to monitor, assess and respond to employee health care and wellness needs during restoration efforts.

  • Maintain HIPAA/Privacy and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance standards.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Models all aspects of company culture – Safety, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment.

  • Exhibits a personal commitment and passion for well-being of self and others.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Human Resources

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2006125