Los Alamos National Laboratory Occupational Nurse 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Clinic and Diagnostic Team Leader, this position provides direct nursing care to patients/employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Occupational Health Group is committed to conserving the health of workers and maintaining a safe and healthy environment. The selected candidate will operate within the scope of both the New Mexico Nurse Practice Act and the Occupational Medicine standing and orders protocols. She/he will manage patient flow/care process; initiate nursing diagnoses, interventions, referrals and follow-ups on a variety of occupational and non-occupational patient/employee issues; perform moderately complex ranges of return to work, and work restriction evaluations; initiate emergency/urgent care patient evaluations; triage and emergency interventions, protocols including response to contamination incidents.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Mexico

  • Current certification and skill in Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer use, office software, and web interfaces

  • Demonstrated customer focus with ability to interact with a large cross section of colleagues and customers

  • Working knowledge of and experience with occupational health related federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures, including OSHA, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Nurse Practice Act, Workers Compensation Statutes, Family Medical Leave Act, etc

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of and experience with nursing, patient advocacy and occupational health issues including protection of patient health information

Desired Skills:

  • Eligible for certification in occupational health nursing

  • REAC/TS training in radiation emergency management

  • CAOHC certification in hearing conservation

  • NIOSH certification in pulmonary function testing


Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

Reading vision, distance vision, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500-3000 htz), sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, twisting the trunk or back, lifting 10-20 pounds, carrying 5-10 pounds.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

This position supports an institutional work force rich in diversity from a demographic, educational and experiential background.

The Occupational Medicine organization is a multi-disciplinary group of individuals who are dedicated to continual improvement and excellence as it relates to worker health, and the value of the organization at the institutional level. It is an employee based department that serves an on-site population of approximately 10,000 workers. Support staff at Occupational Medicine include: physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, diagnostic and radiology technicians, health case managers, medical records personnel, clinical psychologists, employee assistance counselors, a registered dietician, health and fitness staff, and an ergonomic staff.

Founded as the site of the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of the world’s largest science and technology institutions, conducting world-class research and development on topics integral to the U.S. nuclear deterrent and other national security matters, energy challenges, space exploration, supercomputing, and medicine.

Maximum Salary: 95900

Minimum Salary: 60400

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: OSH-OH/Occupational Safety & Health

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Occupational Nurse 2

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC62050