Mary FlemingJob Title:
Agriculture Health Nurse - Occupational Health NurseYears of Experience:
19 yearsCurrent Employer:
Grady Memorial HospitalWhere:
Grant Hospital School of Nursing, diploma; Capital University, BSN; Ohio State University, working for MPHOther Relevant Work Experience:
RN since 1977Salary:
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Nursing and Agriculture Jobs - Occupational Health Nurse Salary
The agriculture industry offers some of the world's most dangerous jobs, including farm machinery operator, farm worker, farm laborer and farm mechanic. In this Salary Story, occupational nurse Mary Fleming explains the dangers of the agriculture industry and what occupational health nurse jobs are really like. She also shares fun stories about how an agriculture health nurse can become a technical advisor for novels and how she won the most prestigious community health award, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader Award.
PayScale: What is your Agriculture Health Nurse/Occupational Health Nurse job description?
I do patient follow-up for agriculturally related injuries, diseases, and fatalities. Some is by mailed questionnaire, some by phone, and some visits. Patient education, wound assessment, assisting with secondary injury prevention, hazard assessment, etc. Then, working with regional advisory board, design public health interventions like a tetanus campaign to get adults up to date with their boosters after a fatality and sales of first aid kits for on-farm use because of the number of trauma cases. We do research projects like the research to design a grain rescue tube that could be used on farms for grain engulfments because 92 percent of the people trapped to chest level die while they attempt to rescue them.