Energy Northwest Occupational Health Supervisor in Richland, Washington

General Summary

Responsible for the daily clinical operations of the Occupational Health department and assigned staff. Functions as a working supervisor in all areas of responsibility of Occupational Health including primary nursing care, case management and related clinical functions. Recognizes and reports operational concerns and issues that impact the delivery of occupational health services. Direct and supervise performance of medical qualification program for Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensed Operations staff and individuals with regulated medical qualifications. Responsible for developing, administering and evaluating the Occupational Health and Industrial Insurance Programs.


  • Manage performance of assigned staff. This includes developing clear expectations; coordinating appropriate training; providing accurate, timely, and constructive feedback; coaching and counseling for improved performance; establishing development plans to promote continual growth and learning; providing recognition for high levels of performance; and completing performance appraisals. Manage work flow, work schedules and work hours to ensure efficient and effective health services performance.

  • Develop, administer and promote the policies of the Occupational Health program to ensure the program is consistent with Energy Northwest general policies concerning health services, regulations, and occupational health needs of employees. Sponsors, develops, and maintains Corporate, Site Wide, Plant and Department procedures to ensure occupational health programs are in compliance with federal and state requirements. Develop and direct programs to minimize long-term costs and risks related to occupational injuries (i.e., ergonomics, noise concerns, etc.).

  • Manage the Industrial Insurance Program, which includes case management services. Directs and coordinates appropriate, timely and cost-effective delivery of health care related to disability, urgent and emergency care, work limitations, transitional return to work plans, accommodations and light duty work for workers compensation and non-workers’ compensation illness and injury. Coordinate with Legal department and third party administrator on services to claimants and cases ending or in litigation. Provide medial consultation and assistance to management on medical and work suitability and fitness-for-duty issues.

  • Respond to coverage and increase need for nursing clinician expertise in the Occupational Health clinic. This includes assessment of worker health needs, conduct health surveillance screenings, provide treatment of work-related injuries or illness, venipuncture, audiometric testing, pulmonary function testing, and vision testing. Evaluate health care delivery to employees provided by external providers.

  • Identify and facilitate health prevention and wellness strategies to optimize health and prevent injuries and illnesses. Supports health and wellness programs by providing information to educate and motivate employees toward a healthy lifestyle.

  • Responsible for the accurate accountability, storage, and retention of employee health records required by state and NRC as they apply to the daily Occupational Health and administrative functions of the Columbia Generating Station and Energy Northwest. Assure confidentiality of personal health information and comply with established codes of ethics and legal or regulatory requirements.

  • Plan, implement and conduct Occupational Health in-processing to support refuel or maintenance outages by providing medical surveillance, staffing and clinic oversight.

  • Respond to requests for occupational health services for industrial safety issues on an as-needed basis.

  • Respond to requests for occupational health services for fitness-for-duty issues on an as-needed basis.

  • Perform an assigned function in the Emergency Response Organization to support station commitment to Emergency Preparedness. Complete annual training and exercise requirements.


Requires an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with appropriate concentration in Nursing, Occupational Health, Safety, or related discipline and eight years in nursing of which five have been in an occupational health setting. Specialized training in Occupational Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and WISHA regulations/codes is required. Must have a current license to practice as a registered nurse in Washington state and must be able to obtain and maintain CPR, audiometric technician and spirometry certification.

Salary Range

Salary: $94,805 minimum to $118,506 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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This position is open until filled.

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Energy Northwest

Job Title: Occupational Health Supervisor

Job ID: 6202