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Mill Nurse


Position Title

Mill Nurse



Salary full-time (exempt)


Physical Location:

International Paper – Port Wentworth Mill

1 Bonnybridge Rd

Port Wentworth, GA 31407


Promote the health and safety of all employees.  Provide medical assistance for work related injured and/or ill employees as well as emergency medical response for all matters until EMS arrives.   Assist the Health and Safety Department administer the company’s safety and health programs.  Normal working hours will be Monday – Friday (7 AM – 4 PM).  This facility has continuous operations and runs 24/7.  There will be occasions when the needs of the employees/site require the Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) to work outside of these hours.  During mill outages, this position will be expected to work 12 hours shifts for approximately two weeks, depending on duration of outage. 


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Report to and take direction from EHS Manager and Corporate OH Manager
  • Manage all OH Programs including required training
  • Provide Occupational Health services to mill employees, under the supervision of our Occupational Health Medical Director.
  • Provide direct medical assistance to employees for all work related injuries and illnesses. 
  • Provide direct medical assistance for personal health emergencies until individual is transported off site.
  • Supervise Medical Emergency Response Team
  • Develop, implement and evaluate population health care plan annually.
  • Lead the Ergonomics team’s program efforts.
  • Complete self-assessments of Occupational Health Program elements
  • Maintain OH medical records of all employees per internal requirements and state regulations.
  • Coordinate Care with attending physician (s), W/C adjusters and case managers for all employee’s receiving W/C.  
  • Conduct post offer health assessments, return to work (RTW) and surveillance assessments
  • Perform specimen collection for Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP) program.
  • Maintain good and open communication with all business managers on site
  • Identify health and safety hazards and counsels employees on reduction of risk
  • Uses and maintains accurate and complete records while maintaining confidentiality
  • Maintain and calibrate all medical equipment as required by OSHA and/or Company.
  • Maintain adequate and up to date inventory of appropriate safety, emergency and medical supplies.
  • Coordinate and schedule approved medical waste disposal program and process for payment.
  • Maintain over-the-counter medication dispensing machine with widely used medications.
  • Process all administrative requirements for prescriptive safety eyewear program.
  • Assist in conducting company safety and health orientations, operation inspections with recommendations on potential hazards to health and safety.
  • Assist in conducting company safety and health orientations, post-accident investigations, and operation inspections with recommendations on potential hazards to health and safety.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface with Employees, Department Managers, ERT, OCC-Med Physician and Medical Community.
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing (RN) and licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state.
  • Maintain certification in Hearing Conservation (COHC – Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist).
  • Maintain certification in spirometry testing and respirator fit testing.
  • Maintain certification in BLS for health care professionals
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health and Human Services (HHS), worker’s compensation and OSHA regulations and responsibilities.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a nurse including ER, Trauma, Critical Care or Operating Room Preferred
  • Maintain or obtain board certification in Occupational Health as (COHN/COHN-S) preferred
  • Maintain American Heart Association instructor certification in CPR/First Aid/AED training preferred


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Port Wentworth, GA, US, 31407

Category:  Environment Health & Safety
Date:  Jan 29, 2023

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