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Site Occupational Medical Director
Job ID #: 12331 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Management Division: ESH&Q Division
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Doctorate (Professional)
Experience Required: 5+ years Relocation Provided: Yes

Please note that all JSA/Jefferson Lab employees are required to be vaccinated against
COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination
verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized
exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

Position Summary:
The Site Occupational Medical Director (SOMD) manages the delivery of occupational medicine services for workers at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), also known as Jefferson Lab. The SOMD is responsible for ensuring the lab’s full compliance with all requirements in 10CFR 851(8) “Occupational Medicine” and DOE Order 341.1A “Federal Employee Health Services” and all applicable Federal, State and local medical standards. This is a full time position reporting to the Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH) Director and supervises a staff of two (one LPN and one CMA). The SOMD works with Jefferson Lab staff and leadership across all levels of the organization and represents TJNAF on the DOE-wide SOMD community of practice.

Jefferson Lab is an internationally recognized nuclear physics research and development center located on a modern 160-acre campus in Newport News, Virginia. The campus is home to 750 scientists, engineers, and support staff that design, develop, and operate advanced superconducting radio frequency accelerators and serve a 1,600 member user community pursuing discovery-class research in nuclear physics. Jefferson Lab is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center managed and operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under a long-term contract with the United States Department of Energy (DOE).

Essential Job Functions:

(1) Maintain and improve existing occupational medicine program plans, and create new plans as needed to maintain an effective, compliant, and proactive occupational medicine program at Jefferson Lab in keeping with the requirements of Title 10 CFR §851.

(2) Maintain a system of records containing medical, health history, exposure history, and demographic data for occupational medicine purposes for each employee provided medical services.

(3) Provide worker health evaluations in accordance with current sound and acceptable medical practices and all pertinent statutory and regulatory requirements. Health evaluations are required:

a. At the time of employment (approximately 75/year)

b. Qualifications based fitness-for-duty evaluations (approximately 100/year)

c. Diagnostic examinations to evaluate employee injuries and illness to determine work-relatedness, applicability of medical restrictions, and referral for definitive care (approximately 25/year)

d. Return to work evaluation (approximately 100/year)

e. When requested, general health evaluation to establish a record of physical condition at separation of employment (approximately 25/year).

(4) Monitor injured and ill workers to facilitate rehabilitation and safe return-to-work to minimize lost time and costs. Place workers under medical restrictions when health evaluations indicate the worker should not perform certain tasks.

(5) Maintain surveillance programs to identify and manage the principal preventable causes of premature morbidity and mortality affecting worker health and productivity. Develop regular messaging and share publications to educate staff on health and wellness matters.

(6) Review and approve the medical and behavioral aspects of employee counseling and health promotional programs (EAP, substance abuse, wellness, CPR/First Aid, immunization, blood-borne pathogens, bio-hazardous waste, emergency response, disaster preparedness, and others).

(7) Serve as the Medical Review Officer of routine drug testing results (

Education and Experience

(1) A Medical Degree (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and an unrestricted licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Board Certified preferred in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine through American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), or American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

(2) Minimum of five years as a practicing physician, strong preference given to candidates with experience in an occupational medicine or employee health setting.

• Ability to comprehend, formulate, and communicate highly abstract concepts
• Ability to express or exchange complex ideas by means of spoken and written communication
• Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and develop models

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
• Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders
• Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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