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Occupational Health Physician

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Health Services | livermore, CA | 02/05/2022

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Occupational Health Physician. You will provide a range of specialized medical services for work-related injuries, examinations, exposures, and emergency care, disability management, and medical review of drug tests.  This position will function as a part of an integrated health and safety team and be involved in medical surveillance and certification programs, prevention and control of work-related injuries, worksite visits, and population-based prevention and health improvement. This position is in the Health Services Department (HSD) within the Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate.

In this role you will:

  • Provide physician-level medical services, medically oversee work of other health care professionals and serve as a Medical Review Officer (MRO).
  • Provide medical expertise in all areas of occupational medicine, including emergency medical care to Laboratory employees with a wide range of potential medical and surgical problems. Take steps to stabilize critically ill or injured patients and make appropriate decisions regarding their transfer off-site.
  • Provide diagnosis and treatment of occupational illnesses and injuries following OSHA recording and California worker’s compensation requirements.
  • 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 the workplace health issues that affect the organization's long-term goals and objectives.
  • Provide consultative expertise and collaborate with other ES&H professionals in ES&H work teams, field work site visits, ES&H program development, medical surveillance program implementation, educational presentations and other liaison activities.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for all components of occupational medicine, including medical surveillance and certification, worker compensation, health promotion, emergency response, and medical epidemiology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
  • Possess a valid California physician license, or another State’s physician license, with the ability to obtain a California physician license within a reasonable period of time, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license, and the ability to obtain or be certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in a primary care specialty, preferably occupational medicine.
  • Possess or willingness to complete certification as a Medical Review Officer (MRO), National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • 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 people and organizations, managing complex projects, and meeting schedules.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills with attention to detail necessary to handle multiple complex tasks in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, tight and changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions while providing high-level customer service with good follow-through.
  • Advanced analytical, decision-making skills and problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret and recommend actions/solutions to highly unusual, complex and/or sensitive medical issues.
  • Expert communication, facilitation and collaboration skills necessary to effectively write, present, explain and communicate highly unusual, complex and/or sensitive medical information to all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to meet immunization and tuberculosis screening requirement for health care workers.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Expert knowledge of OSHA recording 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.
  • Extensive experience with the methods of population-based health analysis and prevention.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

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

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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