Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lead Occupational Health Physician

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Management
Organization:  ES&H
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107682
Job Code: Technical Manager 1 (TSM.1)
Date Posted: October 21 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

The Health Services Department (HSD) within the Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate has an opening for a Lead Occupational Health Physician. This role is responsible for providing clinical leadership, supervising multi-disciplinary licensed health care staff and managing patient and specialized medical services  for work-related injuries, examinations, exposures, emergency and urgent care, disability management, and medical review of drug tests.  In close coordination with the Health and Wellness Services Manager, this position will function as a part of an integrated health and safety team  responsible for implementing Laboratory medical surveillance and certification programs, prevention and control of work-related injuries, worksite visits, and population-based prevention and health improvement. This position works under broad direction of the Site Occupational Medical Director (SOMD), providing medical expertise, recommendations, and implementation strategies to effect related institutional priorities and policies.
Essential Duties
- Provide occupational medical services and oversee clinical practices and provide consultative support to other health professionals, including direct supervision of designated clinical staff
- Provide medical expertise in all areas of occupational medicine, including urgent medical care to Laboratory employees with a wide range of potential medical and surgical problems. Recommend and implement health and wellness program enhancements to SOMD and Laboratory senior management for adoption.
- Provide diagnosis and treatment of occupational illnesses and injuries following OSHA Illness and Injury recordkeeping and California worker’s compensation requirements. Take steps to stabilize critically ill or injured patients and make appropriate decisions regarding their transfer off-site; and serve as institutional Medical Review Officer (MRO)
- Provide medical surveillance and certification exams that are consistent with regulatory standards, federal law, and LLNL and HSD policies
- Perform pre-placement medical evaluations and fitness for duty evaluations involving assessments of work ability, need for workplace accommodations and restrictions, and determination of the need for medical follow up
- Champion and lead critical health-related activities and evaluations of workplace health issues in collaboration with key stakeholders such as return-to-work liaisons, operation managers, DOE-LFO, and Laboratory senior management.  Using independent judgment, coordinate program execution with other ES&H professionals, including: participation in ES&H work teams, field work site visits, ES&H program development, medical surveillance program implementation, educational presentations and other liaison activities
- Develop, evaluate, interpret, recommend, and implement policies and procedures for all components of occupational medicine, including medical surveillance and certification, work related illness and injury, nonoccupational urgent care, health promotion, emergency response, and medical epidemiology
- Act as back-up Site Occupational Medical Director as necessary, and perform other duties as assigned. 
- Possess a valid California physician and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license
- Possess board certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in a primary care specialty, preferably occupational medicine
- Experience developing and implementing medical programs as well as supervising health care professionals
- Possess or ability to complete certification as a Medical Review Officer (MRO), National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and California X-ray Supervisor.
- Demonstrated ability to perform independently, reliably and competently in the exercise of medical judgment providing emergency care, comprehensive treatment of work-related injuries, pre-placement, periodic and surveillance examinations as well as prevention and health promotion interventions
- Extensive experience working independently and in a team environment with a broad cross-section of employees, managers, and organizations, managing complex projects, and meeting schedules
- Advanced analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret and recommend actions/solutions to highly unusual, complex and/or sensitive medical issues.
- Expert communication, facilitation, negotiation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively write, present, explain and communicate highly unusual, complex and/or sensitive medical information to all levels of personnel and senior management
- Ability to meet immunization and tuberculosis screening requirement for health care workers
Desired Qualifications
- Expert knowledge of Federal OSHA Illness and Injury recordkeeping and California worker’s compensation requirements for occupational injuries and illnesses
- Expert knowledge of a wide range of workplace hazards including chemical, biological, radiological and ergonomics as well as expert knowledge of industrial hygiene, epidemiology, toxicology and public health principles and the ability to apply them in an organizational context
- Extensive experience with the methods of population-based health analysis and prevention


Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.