Smithfield Foods

Medical Manager

Job Locations
US-NC-Tar Heel
FLSA Status
1st Shift

Job Locations

US-NC-Tar Heel

Your Opportunity

The Medical Manager manages and directs the work activities of the plant nursing and medical clinic staff in order to provide occupational health and primary care to employees. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Provides occupational health and primary care to employees.
  • Assesses employee illness and injuries and administers appropriate initial and follow up treatment. 
  • Makes medical referrals, as needed. 
  • Maintains OSHA reporting requirements.
  • Tracks all on the job injuries and maintains a working relationship with the insurance carrier for Worker’s Compensation while keeping the Plant Safety Manager, Plant Manager, and Corporate Safety Officer informed.
  • Documents treatment, initiates accident investigation reports, establishes and maintains employee health records.
  • Manages and controls medical equipment/supply accountability.
  • Develops employee relations by supporting human resources and their programs involving employee welfare, safety, and ergonomics.
  • Ensures training and regulatory compliance with all Local, State, and Federal agencies.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 

  • Current Registered Nurse licensure from the accrediting State government agency in the State of practice, or licensure from an accrediting State government agency in a State that reciprocates licensure through a multi-state compact and 3+ years of experience in primary care or industrial medicine.
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR and AED. Instructor certification desirable.
  • Occupational Health Nurse Certification, preferred.
  • Background in trauma nursing, Emergency Room, or critical care area, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of state workers compensation law.
  • Prior management experience, preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good decision maker and demonstrated comprehensive problem solving skills.
  • Ability to perform in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and guidance to direct reports.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant.  The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, kneel, squat, bend, twist, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit


Why Work at Smithfield Foods 8-13-19

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly.®" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.


<p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.</span></p>
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.