Pharmacyclics, LLC

Occupational Health / Workers’ Compensation Nurse

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Administration, Finance
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

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Occupational Health / Workers' Compensation Nurse - West Coast

General Position Summary/Purpose:

Under the supervision of the EHS Manager, this position will be accountable for furthering the strategic mission of work-related injury/illness prevention and employee health support with medical surveillance at the West Coast AbbVie sites.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

· Work with safety to coordinate the medical surveillance program including scheduling initial examinations, needed follow-up and periodic examinations. Evaluate examination results for completeness and HIPAA compliance.

· Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for securing and maintaining all medical documentation obtained from designated 3rd party occupational health clinic and other employee-provided medical documents.

· Initiate interaction with the designated 3rd party occupational health clinic to facilitate any needed process improvements.

· Arrange initial medical appointments with designated 3rd party occupational health clinic upon notification of work-related illness/injury.

· Ensure California form DWC1 is provided to any employee with a work-related injury/illness as defined by California regulations.

· Involvement with work-related case management to ensure Matrix, 3rd party administrator, has all needed documentation. Ensure employee contacts Matrix promptly after any work-related injury/illness.

· Clarify ambiguous restrictions and communicate restrictions to employee management and Safety representative. Participate in determining applicability of restrictions based on employee's job function.

· Facilitate work-related return to work as needed.

· Work with the safety representative to identify medical treatment that would affect OSHA Recordability.

· Work with safety to validate OSHA log.

· Support the ergonomic program including performing evaluations, documentation and coordination with safety regarding appropriate equipment.

· Integrate occupational safety and health protection efforts with health promotion and other workplace activities to prevent illness and injury.

· Ensure any work-related international travel medicine is provided through 3rd party Travel Medicine company.

· Serve as a liaison to identify concerns related to the work-related injury/illness and workers' compensation cases and bring information forward to Global Occupational Health.

· Assure confidentiality of personal health information and comply with AbbVie's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics as well as all legal and regulatory requirements.


· Registered nurse with a current unencumbered California license

· Experience working with workers' compensation in California

· Experience working independently in an occupational health clinic

· Working knowledge of Cal/OSHA regulations, specifically recordkeeping

· Strong working knowledge of California workers' compensation laws

· Strong work history of workers' compensation medical management

· Ability to work cross-functionally with other members of AbbVie

· Ability to manage projects at a high level

· Excellent organizational skill

· Excellent communication skills

· Strong computer skills

· Maintain all medical information per legal, HIPAA and ethical requirements

· Bachelor of Science with a focus in occupational health services or public health

· Certified Occupational Health Nurse or Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist

· Certified workers' compensation case manager

· At least 3-5 years working with workers' compensation in California

· At least 3-5 years working independently in an occupational health clinic

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled