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Occupational Health Nurse - Champaign, IL

Location Champaign, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000121657

Career Area:

Human Resources

Job Description:

Caterpillar has a great opportunity for an Occupational Health Nurse in Champaign, IL! Safety is our number one priority at every location across the globe. If you like working in fast paced, inclusive, environment - Caterpillar is the place for you! Come be a part of our diverse team and make a difference! 

At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division. 

Product Support and Logistics Division 

We’re  committed  to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities –  innovating  to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth. 

And we are  one team  – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition. 

The Occupational Health Nurse is an advanced nurse generalist applying clinical occupational nursing practices in large high-volume medical clinics, stand-alone focus facility medical stations or administrative office environments. You may be assigned special assignments and to support the local Human Resources department’s strategy. You will serve as a highly skilled, autonomous occupational health nurse within the Corporate Medical Department, servicing stakeholders that may include Operations, EH&S, HR organizations, Compensation and Benefits and the Corporate Medical team. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:  

Delivery of comprehensive nursing services related to employee illness and injury 

Function as an autonomous nurse with the ability to respond independently to the majority of clinical situations 

Respond to and even lead on-site medical emergency response 

Represent the Corporate Medical Department, its policies and strategy 

Seek ways to innovate, improve and create best-in-class occupational medical practices 

Provide case management services for employees on medical leave of absence from work 

Act as the centralized repository for medical data and the HIPAA-compliant liaison 

Support C+B and HR in the administration of various disability plans and payroll policies. 

Receive and critically evaluate medical documentation to determine the need for medical leave and the appropriateness of both medical restrictions and accommodations 

Consult and provide feedback to employees and providers on evidence bases practice guidelines 

Provide occupational support, health coaching and referrals to appropriate care 

Assist occupational physicians in evaluating readiness for return-to-work 

Compile and maintain accurate and complete records within appropriate database(s) 

Serve as a member of the disability management team in the ongoing improvement of the case management processes 

Provide appropriate referrals for regulatory compliance with Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act 

Additional Information: 

This position does not offer relocation 

This position requires 10% or less travel. 

This is a 2nd shift position

Total Rewards Highlights 

Starting annual salary $70,272, approximately $33.78 per hour 

6% 401K company match, plus 3%-5% annual employer contribution 

Day one medical, dental, vision, and RX 

Company paid life insurance 

Paid time off: 13 vacation days, 11 holidays, sick and volunteer time 

Tuition Reimbursement 

Employee Assistance Program 

Full-service clinic with resources available for consultation (Nurses, Doctors, Ergo specialists) 

Flexible schedule 

Professional development opportunities: lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, & ergonomic 

Strong safety culture with mostly minor injuries (have spans of 1000 days without a recordable injury).  Caterpillar is an iconic manufacturing brand and extremely clean/organized environment. 

Basic Requirements:  

Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois 

Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

Ability to learn and manipulate various on-line databases 

Top Candidates Will Also Have:  

Bachelor's degree 

1 to 3 years of job-related experience in occupational medicine or acute care 

Knowledge in various areas of occupational health and Human resources 

Ability to work autonomously with limited direct supervision 

Ability to maintain confidentiality 

Outstanding clinical skills and judgment 

Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

Excellent organization skills 

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website .

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.  Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant. 

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.


EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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