Advises new employees on preventative medical and medical surveillance procedures available. Obtains medical history as needed. As dictated by medical history and employees' job assignment, obtains X-rays, blood tests, or other medical information to establish baseline data, which is used to measure changes that might be related to occupational exposure to hazardous materials. Maintain Medical records. Advises new employees of equipment needed. Collaborates with local physicians and clinics for guidance regarding health issues and medical surveillance, preventative medical, and work related injuries. Also collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Plum Island Animal Disease Center, for guidance as needed. This includes baseline serological studies and other test procedures, as well as specific immunizations as dictated by current laboratory research and diagnostic programs.
Provides emergency medical treatment for employees who sustain major illnesses or injuries (ex. heart attacks, diabetic comas, simple or compound fractures, second or third degree burns, electrical shock, etc.).
Prepares annual reports for the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) record keeping of job-related injuries and works with supervisors in proper preparation of medical forms documenting time lost or medical expenses for accidents. Prepares annual reports as necessary for the Safety and Security Unit and regional safety personnel.
Maintains records of all job-connected injuries and illnesses and collaborates with Human Resources on reportable job-related injuries.
Responsible for ordering, maintaining, and issuing emergency medical equipment and drugs required within the Facility.
The incumbent must receive and maintain a favorably adjudicated Secret Security Clearance (Personnel Security form SF-86) and Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) approval for handling and storing Select Agents and Toxins, which involves completing a security risk assessment (FBI form FD-961) and receiving an “unrestricted” status from the CJIS.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Maintains a current Nursing License in the state of Kansas and pursues continuing education courses to maintain that license.
Maintains yearly CPR-AED certificate.
Internal Number: 0001
NBAF is operated by two USDA agencies, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and houses USDA programs focused on the diagnosis and research into foreign and emerging animal diseases, including two programs previously housed at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center: the APHIS Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and the ARS Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit (FADRU). It provides a solid scientific and technical foundation to link the multiple disciplines needed to support VS in meeting its mission responsibilities.
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