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Head Nurse

Job ID: 7792
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Occupational Health Services
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024


JOB TITLE:                          Head Nurse

SALARY:                              $92,000

DEPT/DIV:                          Occupational Health Services (OHS)

SUPERVISOR:                    Manager, Nurses

HOURS OF WORK:        8:00 AM-4:30PM (or as required)

LOCATION:                        3961 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10034 




This position is directly responsible for the daily coordination of all medical assessment center activities and interacts on a daily basis with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the medical assessment center runs smoothly and efficiently. This position is also responsible for providing oversight to case management activities. This includes assessment, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of injured/ill employees involved in the case management program.




  • Directly supervises all Staff Nurses and Medical Technicians
  • Administers MNR medical policies and procedures.
  • Tracks, schedules, monitors all medical surveillance exams, FRA Exams and MNR required exams.
  • Performs screening elements for FRA or Federally mandated surveillance exams.
  • Performs case management oversight, when required, which includes working with a multidisciplinary team designed to monitor the progress of the injured worker; oversight review of employee cases, charts and all pertinent reports, lab work, etc.; contacts providers and insurance carriers to coordinate appropriate treatment plan; ensures the safe return to work of employees with occupational and non-occupational injuries.
  • Performs drug and alcohol collections on employees/candidates as needed.
  • Assists with drug and alcohol testing of follow-up program participants.
  • Calibrates equipment daily.
  • Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment and reports findings to vendor and Manager of Nurses
  • Trains new staff.
  • Performs monthly quality assurance on diagnostic testing capabilities of all staff.
  • Provides daily Laboratory Activity reports to immediate supervisor.
  • Assists physicians, as needed, with examinations/evaluations.
  • Assists with development and implementation of wellness programs for MNR employees.
  • Order supplies as needed.
  • Enter all data collected from each test into the electronic Medical Records System.
  • Performs daily audits on all data entries.
  • Administers Hepatitis B, Tetanus-Diphtheria, and Influenza vaccines as needed, and Hepatitis B titers as indicated.
  • Monitors temperature of vaccine refrigerator and records in daily logbook.
  • Provides emergency care to employees/candidates.
  • Monitors flow of employees throughout the Medical Assessment Center.
  • Maintain testing rooms-keep neat and well stocked examination areas.
  • Provides testimony and/or affidavits for hearings and trials.
  • Interacts with Designated Employer Representatives (DERs), Medical Review Officers (MROs) and physicians.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of case management and workers’ compensation laws.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of FRA medical policies and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of MNR medical policies and procedures preferred.




  • Requires a valid NY State Nursing License
  • Requires a CPR-D certification.
  • A minimum of three years’ (3) experience as a Staff Nurse. 
  • Phlebotomy skills required.
  • Must successfully complete Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) Certification course to become BAT certified under DOT/FRA regulatory guidelines.


  • Occupational Health experience preferred.
  • CAOHC certification preferred.



Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).


Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.








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