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Occupational Nurse Career

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We have provided a variety of information on the career of a Research Nurse. We hope this information will be useful and informative and teach you about the exciting world of Occupational Health Nursing or Employee Health Nursing.

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Occupational Health Nurse

 

What is Occupational Health Nursing?

Job Title

 

Occupational Health Nurse (OHN), Occupational Environmental Health Nurse (OEHN), Employee Health Nurse,

Job Description

 

Job Role: The main focus of this job role is to promote safety awareness by taking proactive steps to prevent industrial accidents from occurring, hence, education is a vital part of the nursing process.

Provide hands-on care for injured or ill workers, monitors for hazardous exposures, takes patient's vital signs, treats wounds, evaluates physical condition of patient, and contacts physician and hospital to arrange for further medical treatment, when needed.

Develops employee programs, such as health education, accident prevention, alcohol abuse counseling, curtailment of smoking, and weight control regimens. Gives allergy injections and sponsored immunizations to employees.

Ensures compliance with various agency requirements pertaining to occupational health and safety. May conduct pre-employment and scheduled drug screening.

Academic Roles: Clinical nurse, clinical nurse manager, nurse manager, corporate nurse, nurse researcher, nurse educator and nurse consultant.

Work Setting: Industries such as meat packing, manufacturing, construction, environmental health clinics, as well as the health care industry.

     

Job Qualifications

 

Depending on the work setting, some or all, of the following qualifications may be required:

Registered Nurse with two years of clinical experience. Some workplaces may require 3-5 years.  ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD degree, HIV counseling certification, experience drawing blood, ability to perform and read PPD's, excellent communication and organization skills, CPR certified, COHN certification. (BCLS) Basic Cardiac Life Support or (ACLS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.

     

Certifications

To read more about the 4 types of certifications, visit ABOHN

 

 

COHN = Certified Occupational Health Nurse

   

COHN-S = Certified Occupational Health Nurse - Specialist

   

CM = Case Management

   

SM = Safety Management

     

Associations / Links & Societies

 

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN): Official association for occupational and environmental health nurses (OHNs). Continuing ed courses available.

   

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN):  ABOHN is the sole certifying body for occupational health nurses in the United States and awards four credentials. See certification above for the 4 types of certifications availbale.

   

Northeast Association of Occupational Health Nurses (NEAOHN)The NEAOHN services all northeast states and provided members with conferences, networking, and state and local news involving occupational nurses in northeastern states.

     

Job Search

 

Occupational Nurse Jobs/Employment: Listing of Occupational Nurse jobs available in all 50 states. Excellent job resource.

     

Leading Books

 

Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Search for top rated books available in the field of Occupational Nursing.

     

Official Journal Publication

 

AAOHN Journal: a scientific peer-reviewed journal, is the official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (AAOHN).

Other Journals

 

Occupational Nursing Journalsoccupational nursing journals: Search for list of leading journals in the field of Occupational Nursing.

     

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Degree Programs

 

If you would like to advance your nursing career, accredited online degree programs available. RN to PhDRN to MSNRN to BSN or LPN to BSN degree. 

   

 

   

Nursing Degrees Online: List of Top Rate Accredited Schools that provide Nursing & Healthcare Degrees & certificates.

     

National Dates

  April 19-25, 2010: National Occupational Health Nursing Week
     

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