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Occidental Petroleum Occupational Health Advance Nurse Practitioner in Houston, Texas

Title: Occupational Health Advance Nurse Practitioner Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.  

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people.  We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of an Occupational Health Advance Nurse Practitioner (ANP) within our Oil and Gas Occupational Health group based in Houston, TX.  This position will administratively report to the Occupational Health Manager and functionally report to the Medical Director for Oil & Gas. 

The Occupational Health ANP job responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Individual contributor role with no direct reports
  • Case Management of Short-term Disability for sedentary and safety sensitive employees’ due to illness, personal or occupational injury 
    • Process Short-term Disability, Worker’s Compensation, Pregnancy, Bonding and Family Care Leaves of absence through AbsenceSoft (software solution)
    • Process Medical Certification for Family Medical Leave Act when an employee is out for Serious Health Condition or Care of Family Member
    • Coordination of modified duty assignments with business units, employees and obtaining appropriate documentation from physician offices to ensure adequate restrictions for illness/injury cases 

  • Work closely with other medical professionals to help manage occupational and non-occupational care of employees  
  • Compliance with HIPPA, Nurse Practice Act, Privacy Laws, and Department of Labor Laws
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external health stakeholders (i.e., Human Resources, Health, Environmental and Safety, OPC Medical Director, Benefits, Legal, Business Unit Leaders, contracted medical services providers, etc.) to support business objectives and provide appropriate technical occupational health support to safeguard company personnel, contractors, assets, surrounding communities, and the environment
  • Medical review of external completed exam packets (i.e., pre-employment, Expat/dependent international assignment evaluations, etc.) and provide clearances 
  • Counsels on disability management processes (occupational and non-occupational) including return to work – such as site-specific medial provision evaluations (i.e., FFD coordination, FCE coordination, IME coordination, etc.)
  • After hour on-call back up for Medical Director or Occupational Health Manager


  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner or equivalent
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Current license to practice as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in the State of Texas; Texas Nursing Licensure required as applicable
  • 10 years’ experience in nursing related to ER/Med/Surg (No recent nursing school graduates please).  
  • 5 years of Occupational Health and/or Case Management experience with case management and related software including electronic medical records
  • Strong understanding of OSHA and HIPAA guidelines and equivalent international data protection
  • Proficiency in MS Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and MS Teams
  • Highly organized individual with exceptional oral and written communication skills, the ability to thrive under pressure and show flexibility when facing numerous competing demands
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail and strong negotiation skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • High integrity, able to follow procedures and processes
  • Self-motivated learner
  • Meticulous and time-conscious
  • Able to quickly learn information technology systems
  • Appropriate professional affiliations and certifications include but are not limited to:  NIOSH Certification, CAOHC certification, DOT Drug and Alcohol Collector Certification and experience. 
  • COHN or COHN-S preferred  

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.