Occupational Health Nurse

Apply now Requisition Number: 505354
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Panama
Location: Donoso
Site: Cobre Panama - Mine Site
Categories: Human Resources

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.


Conduct appropriate risk based medical examinations (including initial, periodic, exit, transfer) based on workplace hazards according to the  occupational exposure risk profile.
• Accurately administer the relevant medical history and health questionnaires.
• Conduct the following medical examinations as per the Standard Operating Procedure.
o Physical examination
o Urine testing
o Urine screening for drugs
o Spirometry
o Audiometry
o Vision screening
• Detect variances in the test results and report the results of medical surveillance to the Occupational Medical Practitioner.
• Interaction with the workers to ensure they are adequately informed of the risks in their workplace, prepared for the tests and
understand the results of all medical examinations.
• Accurately record information in hard copy and/or electronic information management system.
• Maintain the medical information/records in accordance with applicable legislative requirements.
• Conduct the biological monitoring campaigns as part of medical surveillance as planned.
• Conduct respirator and HPD validation testing in conjunction with occupational hygienist.

• Monitor worker’s state of health so as to detect potential occupational illnesses at an early stage.
• Participate in illness investigations to determine work relatedness and work aggravation.
• Conduct investigation tests in cases identified as possible occupational illnesses in accordance with
                the various protocols/management plans.

• Support workers in the goal-oriented return to work plans in accordance with the Return to Work Policy and Procedure PAN-HR-RTW-MPSA

• Conduct daily equipment inspections and report any irregularities.
• Conduct daily workstation inspections and manage consumables.
• Conduct biological calibrations as planned.

• Identify workers with chronic conditions during annual medical surveillance and refer to the Occupational Medicine Practitioner.
• Participation in wellness committee, campaigns and activities as per plan.
• Provide face to face counselling and support.

• Participation at various forums which include but is not limited to team meetings, wellness committee, case management, workplace
• Interface with FQM Group Medical Advisor as and when required.

Education (Level of schooling required)

      • Qualified Nurse
      • Qualification in Occupational Health
      • Community health and chronic disease management experience an advantage.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office
  •  Previous experience in conducting spirograms, audiograms and vison screening.



  •  Remote site work an advantage.


  •  Ability to read, write and speak English will be advantageous



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