Occupational Health Nurse

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Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61025


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

The Global Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.


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 emergency 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, PowerPoint and Electronic Medical Record



Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN | COHN-S)
  • Bachelor’s 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 


Location:  Wilmington, NC (onsite)


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is $66,743.00 - $91,772.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.



Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


Nearest Major Market: Wilmington