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Occupational Health Nurse, HQ

Date: Apr 9, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36530


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Position Description: The Occupational Registered Nurse will provide nursing assessments, treatments and recommendations for Corning employees related to illness or injury within their Scope of Practice. General responsibilities include providing medical care by taking vital signs, assessing the patients’ injury, illness, document findings, formulate and educate on treatment plans, and perform medical interventions within the RN scope of practice. The Registered Nurse initiates and supports timely patient flow in the collection and documentation of patient medical history, appropriate medical intervention including coordination of physician medical assessment, physical examination and occupational medical treatment. Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following safety standards and procedures. Adheres to the highest standard of confidentiality and ensures that all communication and dialogue is handled in same manner. Maintains effective dialogue and communication with peers, leaders and associates. Ensures that Health Services/Safety leadership remains apprised and updated on pertinent matters requiring their attention.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Daily interaction with employees who need health services. Provides nursing assessment and recommendations to Corning Employees related to the illness or injury resulting in an initial determination of occupational versus non-occupational injury or illness.
  • Document and maintain records related to the treatment of Corning employees in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration or similar country/national governing regulations as well as ensuring privacy and confidentiality rules are enforced.
  • Disability Process – Provide proper guidance through the disability process and interact with insurance carriers, Corning Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, Safety, and the Company Physician/Provider to facilitate processing of work-related illnesses or injuries. Ensure effective case management.
  • Absence management- utilize Corning’s PIIM (post injury and illness management) program by working with Corning’s carrier (work or non-work related) to enable early safe return to work via appropriate and monitored work accommodations.
  • Assist with tracking and managing FMLA requests based on medical information and company/legal protocol.
  • Performs regulatory required medical surveillance as indicated by current Occupational Health and Safety Administration or similar country/national standards.
  • Perform medical treatment in accordance with training and licensure.
  • Completes all documentation and quality checks to reduce chance of omission or errors.
  • Participate in Corning Health and Safety Programs including participation in the 24/7 Safety & Health initiatives provided by the company (such as smoking cessation, fitness program, blood drive, flu shots, weight watchers).
  • Participate in pandemic preparedness planning.
  • External interaction with medical providers as necessary.
  • Overall responsibility for managing medical inventory.
  • Strong daily linkage with the safety organization to review safety incidents.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3+ years Registered Nurse Experience – Occupational Health Nursing a plus; Emergency room, Intensive Care Unit or Med/Surg nursing experience preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Understanding how to prevent and manage occupational related injuries.
  • Ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Self-directed and motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain medical confidentiality.
  • Ability to answer calls during off hours to manage 2nd shift incidents.
  • Timely and effectively communication as demonstrated through strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional customer service and time management skills.
  • Good computer skills included Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN | COHN-S)
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Program Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Creative in promoting health and safety activities
  • Prior Experience in fast-pace medical office, clinic or similar environment


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Corning