Occupational Health Nurse

Req ID #:  63391

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Occupational Health Nurse for our Corporate site located in Wilmington, MA.


The following are responsibilities related to the Occupational Health Nurse:

  • Develop and oversee employee wellness, disease prevention and medical monitoring programs to comply with government and non-government accrediting agencies.
  • Provide systematic assessment and diagnosis of work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Coordinate and manage lost and restricted time care for workplace injuries.
  • Monitor healthcare provider recommendations for workplace accommodations, continuous treatment, and work regularly with our Risk Management group and WC insurer.
  • Advise managers/supervisors on light duty placement or job modification.
  • Track patient care and progress.  Initiate and facilitate conferences on a regular basis with physicians, therapists and insurance adjusters regarding employee progress.
  • Assist Human Resources with planning for injured employees to return to work from leave.
  • Work with management, employees, medical doctors and insurance carriers in developing proper accommodation of returning employees.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain update procedures and programs for the treatment of employees work related medical issues.
  • Maintain and safeguard confidentiality of employee health information and Worker’s Compensation records, understanding country medical privacy laws.
  • Responsible for the administration and record keeping, for rehabilitation and return to work process, restricted duty, first reports of injury, respiratory clearances, vision examinations, audiometric evaluations, and any other records pertaining medical monitoring programs, if applicable.
  • Maintain a database of incidents, injuries, first aid, and near misses and regularly stratify and analyze these data for severity and frequency.
  • Monitor country healthy agency requirements and research. 
  • Conduct reviews at appropriate intervals with management.
Minimum Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Occupational Health Nurse position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, active RN or NP License
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a manufacturing, BioPharma or corporate setting
  • CPR certified or able to obtain CPR within 30 days of hire date
  • Experience in case /care management, disability, and worker's compensation, return to work programs, and cost containment required.
  • Experience in recordkeeping requirements, medical monitoring programs, and other required programs, such as respiratory protection, PPE, Hearing Conservation, Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • Experience with safety, ergonomics, toxicology, and epidemiology.
  • Strong clinical background and knowledge of medical treatment protocols required.
  • Experience with governmental regulations and community health principles applicable to occupational and environmental health and safety.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to make critical health decisions in emergency situations and day to day decisions dealing with health of employees. Ability to make independent nursing judgments, solve problems.
Preferred Qualifications:

The following are preferred qualifications related to the Occupational Health Nurse position:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse – C.O.H.N.

About Corporate Functions 

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet