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Occupational Health Nurse

Occupational Health Nurses identify and assess occupational and non-occupational illness and injuries, respond to medical emergencies, and provide medical information to those traveling overseas.
  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $95,174 - $103,622
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5% retention bonus, EOD to 24 months, paid bi-weekly; 10% after 24 months

Agency-wide Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens (dual U.S. citizens also eligible)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willing to move to the Washington, DC area
  • Able to complete security and medical evaluations
  • Registered for the Selective Service

About the Job

5% retention bonus, EOD to 24 months, paid bi-weekly; 10% after 24 months.

As an Occupational Health Nurse for CIA, you will have diverse and challenging opportunities in occupational health for experienced nurses who enjoy a varied practice in travel medicine, OSHA programs, acute employee health care, and emergency preparedness. You will provide a range of occupational health services, such as identifying and assessing occupational and non-occupational illness and injuries.

You will also administer a full range of immunizations and provide medical information to those traveling overseas. Utilizing your experience and education, you will respond to medical emergencies, provide emergency medical assessments and interventions independently, plus inspect and maintain emergency supplies and equipment. You will also be involved in implementing health education programs to comply with federal regulations and to meet organizational needs. This entails conducting and supporting OSHA mandated programs, administering spirometric testing, hearing exams, etc., in addition to providing individual counseling to employees on disease prevention and health promotion.

Occupational Health Nurses support clinical requirements as mission needs mandate and are expected to maintain required certifications along with knowledge, skills, and expertise through professional development activities. As part of our team, you will receive excellent benefits and a variety of medical and non-medical training will be provided.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Nursing
    • Health-related area
  • Registered as an R.N. in good standing in one or more states
  • Five or more years nursing experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Critical care
    • Emergency nursing
    • Public health nursing
    • Occupational health nursing
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of occupational health nursing principles, methods, ethics, and techniques
  • Basic knowledge of applicable federal regulations and laws
  • Skills in one or more of the following areas:
    • Performing audiometry and/or spirometry and ergonomic worksite evaluations
    • Using standard screening and diagnostic instruments in primary care and occupational health setting
    • Writing and briefing techniques
  • Certifications in one or more of the following:
    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)