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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Occupational Medicine and Worker’s Compensation Program Manager in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311604

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Worker Safety and Health

Group: Worker Safety and Health Programs

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work–life balance. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and work together on high-impact projects and initiatives for the U.S. Department of Energy and many other sponsors. They focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes.


The Worker Safety & Health Group is seeking an experienced professional to lead the Occupational Medicine and Worker’s Compensation Programs. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of ES&H professionals dedicated to the safe conduct of research in accordance with the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental stewardship. Responsibilities include:

  • Occupational Medicine Program: Leads multi-disciplinary response to emerging needs and events related to employee health to mitigate risks (e.g. business travel to remote regions, unplanned exposures to hazards and infectious diseases, high risk research projects, etc.).Collaborate with the OH contractor to make certain performance and contractual obligations meet expectations, regulatory compliance, and PNNL program needs. Acts as liaison between OH contractor and Lab.

  • Provides expertise in assigned areas as a representative of Battelle/PNNL to enable Laboratory operations while assuring that all WS&H programs specifically those with an occupational health (OH) and medicine component are compliant with the letter and intent of applicable Federal, State, and DOE requirements.

  • Establishes direction for the occupational health program that meets the objectives of PNNL and required regulations.

  • Consultant and assist managers and staff on the effective use of the OH provider and identify and develop program enhancements for efficiencies (enable research and our clients).

  • Worker’s Compensation Program: Provides leadership and expertise in the management of the worker’s compensation insurance program.

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:

Level 4:

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships and ability to communicate effectively at the highest level and across all levels of the organization.

  • Uses professional concepts and organization objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

  • Locally recognized as a technical authority.

  • Ability to balance long-term strategic goals with short-term priorities.

  • Manages projects involving diverse tasks, teams, and organizations.

  • Periodically reviews the organization’s health and safety standards in accordance with OSHA and state regulations and contractual requirements.

  • Maintains professional knowledge of existing and proposed changes in applicable health and safety regulations

Level 5 - Includes the points in Level 4 and the following:

  • Influences policy and sets direction across national organizations within area of expertise.

  • Uses innovative ideas to enhance business results. Anticipates trends and impacts.

  • Developing as a nationally recognized technical authority.

  • Applies and/or develops advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Ability to lead inter-disciplinary teams dealing with issues related to their expertise.

  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Developing networks across Battelle, other DOE Laboratories and with national peer groups.

  • Influences state/national regulators.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Public Health and 10+ years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree in Nursing or Public Health and 8+ years of relevant experience. Professional license (e.g. Registered Nurse) and/or certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Public Health and 15+ years of relevant experience in Occupational Health and Medicine, or Master’s degree in Nursing or Public Health and 13+ years of along with relevant Occupational Health and Medicine experience.

  • Experience in managing an Occupational Health and Medicine program

  • Demonstrated experience managing worker’s compensation programs.

  • Demonstration of experience in leadership at a corporate level and committee/team participation at a regional or national level.

  • Ability to evaluate complex technical problems and provide solutions which are innovative and ingenious.

  • Excellent communications, interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills.

  • Professional license (e.g. Registered Nurse) and/or certification preferred (i.e. Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist/Case Manager)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Managers

Group: Worker Safety & Health Progrms

Opening Date: 2021-01-29

Closing Date: 2021-03-04