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Occupational health nurses

OaSIS code 31301.02

Occupational health nurses are registered nurses who develop and implement employee health education programs and provide direct nursing care in businesses and industry.

Overview

Also known as

  • Occupational health nurse
  • Registered industrial nurse

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Develop and implement employee health education programs and provide registered nursing care in private businesses and industry.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Nursing coordinators and supervisors (31300)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

3 – Health occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

31 – Professional occupations in health

Sub-major group

313 – Nursing and allied health professionals

Minor group

3130 – Nursing and allied health professionals

Unit group

31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

Occupational profile

31301.02 – Occupational health nurses

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Assisting and Caring for Others
5 - Highest Level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level
Clerical Activities
4 - High Level
Communicating with Coworkers
4 - High Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
5 - Physically touching or very close

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Clinics
  • Community agencies
  • Companies
  • Doctors' offices
  • Extended care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Public and private organizations
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Inductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Problem Identification
4 - High Level
Verbal Ability
4 - High Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Social Perceptiveness
5 - Highest Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
4 - High Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
4 - High Level
Oral Communication: Oral Comprehension
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important