Occupational Health Nurse Salary (Australia)
An Occupational Health Nurse earns an average salary of AU$74,775 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
|Salary||AU$59,598 - AU$117,446|
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|AU$58,958 - AU$114,378|
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Job Description for Occupational Health Nurse
Many professions carry a certain level of risk to the health or safety of employees. Because of legal requirements and to ensure optimal productivity, employers must take steps to minimize risk to employees and have a system to assist employees in case of an incident. Occupational health nurses are registered nurses that help maintain the health and safety of their organization's workforce through several main methods. They monitor the health status of employee (both generally and related to specific job-related risks) and assist the employee in the event of an accident or illness. They also take a proactive and preventive approach to health and safety by developing preventative programs to educate employees on health and safety risks and inform them of relevant services.Read More...
To become an occupational health nurse, it is first necessary to obtain registered nurse (RN) certification and at least a bachelor's degree in nursing. A master's degree is often a part of occupational health nurse training, and there is further post-education certification available as well. Some employers may require at least two to five years of experience as a registered nurse. Occupational heath nurses must be creative, proactive individuals with the desire to help fellow employees, and they need to have the communications skills necessary to educate employees and provide them with useful information. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Occupational Health Nurse Tasks
- Evaluate, assess, and develop care plans for work-related health events.
- Evaluate claims and process paperwork around modified or reduced duties.
- Provide patient care and health assessment for monitoring and emergency situations.
- Participate in regulatory and organizational audits and health and safety committees.
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