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posted on Feb 12, 2017


Nurse Manager Occupational Health

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 


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Job Summary

Leads the operations and strategy for the Occupational Health (OH) department to assure the health, safety and wellness of a large and diverse workforce. Responsibilities include: leadership for an on-site OH clinic providing  new hire, injury, and exposure management; oversight for 24x7 processes for clinical care and customer service (in some cases relying on key partnerships to provide services); development and management of policies and procedures to govern the delivery of increasingly complex OH services; development and management of OH programs; serve as subject matter expert in the OH field, leveraging Medical Director for OH consults; and foster key partnerships throughout the organization working collaboratively with key stakeholders to continually refine the organization’s Occupational Health vision and program for employee safety.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Leads the organizational strategy to ensure the occupational health services and program meet the organization’s existing and expanding needs, with a focus on employee safety.
  2. Working in partnership with operational and clinical leaders, assesses and delivers occupational health services with a focus on customer service.
  3. Responsible for CHOP’s Occupational Health program compliance with all regulatory standards (OSHA and Joint Commission).
  4. Serves as the organizational expert in employee health and safety, including best practices from peers and industry.
  5. Leads the Occupational Health team, including: recruiting, coaching, management and development of a high performing and engaged team;  partnering with the Medical Director  on operational planning; planning for and managing to the departmental budget; oversight of operational systems and processes; and alignment of individual and department goals with CHOP and OSMO leadership priorities.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

  • RN - Registered Nurse 

Required Education and Experience

  • Requires knowledge of theories, principles and concepts typically acquired through completion of a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing 
  • Requires minimum 3-5 years experience in adult patient care.
  • Requires 3-5 years leadership experience, preferably in an OH hospital setting. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Prefers masters in nursing, business, healthcare administration or other related field 
  • Prefer Certification in Occupational Health Nursing (COHN)

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to lead a team in performing  basic fitness for duty assessments and coordinate return to work planning with providers and minimally perform duties as required. 
  • Ability to lead a team in developing policies and procedures for complex delivery of services with regulatory requirements. 
  • Able to supervise the delivery of clinical care to diverse population.
  • Require professional maturity, knowledge of complex hospital systems, communication skills in order to influence persuade and negotiate with others regarding challenging and potentially controversial issues.
  • Prefer knowledge of formal improvement methods used to effect significant organizational improvement. 

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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