The incumbent is responsible for the supervision, planning, budgeting, administration, execution, and of the professional occupational medicine services provided by the Occupational Medicine Division of the Occupational Health/Preventative Medicine Department, Naval Hospital, Great Lakes. The Medical Officer performs all medical examinations and orders all necessary ancillary tests, such as biological screenings, x-rays, and pulmonary function tests. Reviews all ancillary test results. Medical surveillance program examinations include pre-placement (Pre-employment), termination, medical surveillance, fitness for duty, regional civil service, disability, respiratory protection qualification, and job certification examinations. Reviews the employee occupational exposure history and the laboratory rest and evaluation results with the employee at the conclusion of the examination. Refers the employee for follow-up by their primary care physician, as needed. Following the examination, notifies the designated point of contact of suitability for hire, ability to return to work, or medical surveillance examination results, as appropriate for the type of examination results, as appropriate for the type of examination conducted. Establishes a database to ensure recall of employees for required periodic (e.g., annual) medical surveillance. In addition to the examinations listed above, the Medical Officer is responsible for the following services: audiometric testing and evaluation; sick call services; walk-in services for injury/illness; prescriptive and over the counter medication; evaluation, treatment, and follow-up needle stick injuries; immunizations; non-exam related blood pressure checks; spirometry (pulmonary function testing); x-ray follow-up evaluations; laboratory test results follow-up; population data assessments; work site evaluations; epidemiological assessments; occupational illness and injury case management; hearing conservation program services; ergonomic injury evaluations and treatment; clinical consultative and educational services; PPD (purified protein derivative) administration and interpretation; worker's compensation assessments; and medical surveillance compliance evaluations. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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