Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.
Under the supervision of the nursing supervisor, administers necessary medical care to associates and others as required or assigned within the scope of nursing practice. Completes physical assessment sheet and reviews medical history. Records work related issues and report OSHA recordable and workers’ compensation cases to the nursing supervisor. Assists with medical cost management.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Administers medical care for work or non-work related injury or illness by giving first aid treatment, following appropriate algorithm, or other medical directive or accepted nursing standards and sends to physician or health care facility as appropriate. Documents information. Enters data into HR/Payroll database and OHM (Occupational Health Management) systems. Completes necessary forms and informs nursing supervisor.
Performs physicals after reviewing history information with associate. Completes information on physical form and other forms as appropriate. Completes termination files. Assists with drug screens, TB skin testing, wellness programs, etc., as assigned by nursing supervisor.
Assists with medical cost management by early intervention in care of associates with constant follow up. Orders medical supplies as needed.
Assists with administration of medical LOAs under direction of Nurse/ Wellness Center Supervisor to reduce time away from work. Processes physician’s notes appropriately.
Assists staff with systems for health improvement of associates at the facility, i.e., participation in and support with HIP.
Successful completion of an approved practical nursing program or college program or Associates degree in a related field.
2 - 4 years related work experience. Current LPN license in state of practice. Current certificaton in CPR in good standing. Good verbal and written communication skills.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db.
May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.
Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. May need to climb ladders.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.