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Assists in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health maintenance and health education programs in the plant. Provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of employees. Manages the health component of workers’ compensation cases. Prepares and maintains patient clinical records. Assists in evaluating the occupational health and safety efforts and recommends changes. Participates in continuing education to update knowledge of occupational health and safety, including legal regulations applicable to health and safety.

Core Responsibilities

Worker’s Compensation

Case manager of health assessments and review for workers compensation.

Initiates and follows up on workers compensation claims, documents treatment plan.

Serves as liaison with insurance carrier, health provider, and company.

Understands workers compensation law to be prepared to participate in workers compensation hearings and mediations.

Employee Illness and Injury Treatment

Assesses employee illness and injuries and administers appropriate initial and follow up treatment.

Makes medical referrals, as needed.

Provides and participates in employee health promotion activities.

Treatment Follow Up and Employee Health Records

Interprets and evaluates medical and occupational history, subjective complaints, and physical examination, along with any laboratory values or other diagnostic screening tests, industrial hygiene and personal exposure.

Documents treatment, initiates accident investigation reports, establishes and maintains employee health records.

Manages and controls medical equipment/supply accountability.

Employee Health Assessment

Completes the pre-placement screening process to include review of health history.

Completes physical assessment.

Administers Leave of Absence and Return to Work physicals.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Current Registered Nurse licensure from the accrediting State government agency in the State of practice, or licensure from an accrediting State government agency in a State that reciprocates licensure through a multi-state compact.

Current certification in First Aid, CPR and AED. Instructor or EMT certification desirable.

Occupational Health Nurse Certification, preferred.

Working knowledge of state workers compensation law.

Background in trauma nursing, Emergency Room, or critical care area, preferred.

Bilingual, preferred.

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Good decision maker and ability to perform in stressful situations.

Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May have supervisory duties over nursing staff. * Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, kneel, squat, bend, twist, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.
Careers and Benefits

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More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


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Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit , and connect with us on , , and .

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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