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Occupational Health Nurse - RN

Company: WorkCare Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing direct patient care, emergency response, injury and illness management, medical surveillance, wellness initiatives, episodic convenience care and assisting with other occupational and environmental health services, as needed, while maintaining a professional and patient-centered approach in an occupational setting. Schedule: part-time - 24 hours per week

  • Provides rapid first aid and medical care for employees, as needed, and for emergencies (within the RN scope of practice) when the clinic is open.
  • Coordinates care with WorkCare's Incident Intervention injury management program and utilizes physician escalation services, as needed.
  • Provides episodic care for minor medical issues, medical consultations, and recommendations according to treatment care guidelines set forth and in collaboration with the WorkCare Consulting Medical Director (CMD) and policies/procedures.
  • Provides evidence-based practice and health promotion.
  • Support injury prevention through education and ergonomic evaluations.
  • Assists with new-hire exams, return-to-work assessments, fitness for duty exams and transitional work plans prior to the employee returning to work, as needed and in line with the scope of practice and as supported by the WorkCare CMD.
  • Modifies interventions to progress the employee, as directed by the CMD, and to ensure employee safety and comfort.
  • Maintains frequent communication with the WorkCare CMD and WorkCare Supervisor regarding all clinic issues and client requests.
  • Supports Employee Assistance Program (EAP) coordination, referral, and case management, as necessary.
  • Helps employees prevent injuries and manage pain.
  • Performs ergonomic assessments, or Bio-Ergonomic Assessments and/or other employee intervention programs as implemented.
  • Supports health fairs and other wellness initiatives such as vaccination clinics, encouraging healthy lifestyles by educating employees on nutrition, fitness, sleep hygiene and stress management.
  • Obtains data (such as biometrics) related to wellness interventions and provides wellness checks, obesity weigh-ins, blood pressure checks, etc.
  • Facilitates the use of available company resources such as fitness centers and health risk appraisals.
  • Reports to the client and WorkCare management periodically.
  • Supports Medical Surveillance exams such as audiograms, vision tests, pulmonary function, respirator fit testing and DOT testing requirements, as needed, and feasible with available or procured equipment, in line with the scope of practice and as supported by the WorkCare CMD.
  • Provides post-accident, pre-employment, for-cause, and random drug testing in line with the scope of practice and as supported by the WorkCare CMD or Medical Review Officer (if services are desired to be performed onsite).
  • Performs health care administration work such as developing protocols and policies in tandem with the WorkCare CMD.
  • Collaborates with the WorkCare CMD to support clinical issues and client requests.
  • Contributes insight to incident reports and tracking of injury and clinic utilization data.
  • Actively participates in emergency response team activities, drills, and training.
  • Participates in safety meetings as requested.
  • Manages travel medicine programs, as appropriate for the population.
  • Maintains data, OSHA 300 forms and the clinic encounter data entry process supported by clinic software or electronic records management systems.
  • Orders and maintain supplies to ensure that the clinic is appropriately stocked.
  • Participates in the general flow of clinic operations (answering phones, checking mail, maintaining medical records, filing, copying charts, traffic control) as needed and in collaboration with current staff.
  • Assists with noise sampling, dust sampling, and fire extinguishers.
  • Provides common pre-packaged over the counter (OTC) medicine to employees for episodic urgent care.

    • Education and Experience
      • Nursing Licensure by the state of practice, in good standing.
      • 3-5 years occupational health experience preferred.
      • CPR and AED-certified
      • Certification in Occupational Health Nursing, preferred
      • If needed, NIOSH, CAOHC, DOT Drug, and Alcohol testing
        • Skills and Competencies
          • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
          • Must be able to demonstrate the ability of maintaining privacy and confidentiality.
          • Strong critical thinking skills; problem solving, and decision making.
          • Must have the ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
          • Ability to manage multiple priorities, with attention to detail and accuracy.
          • Ability to create and edit written materials.
          • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
          • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
          • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and clients.
          • Strong time management, organizational, and follow-through skills.
          • Ability to meet and exceed daily and weekly individual performance goals.
          • Ability to work independently as well as assisting other team members when needed.
          • Requires regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
            • Computer Skills
              • Must be competent in the Windows operating system environment, Adobe Professional, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and learn other software as needed.
              • EMR software applications
                • Physical Demands
                  • Requires sitting for long periods of time, working at a desk.
                  • Some bending and stretching could be required.
                  • Working under stress and use of computer/phone required.
                  • Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard.
                  • Occasionally may be required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel and/or crouch.
                  • May occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.
                    • Work Environment
                      • Mainly indoor, office environment conditions.
                      • The noise level is usually moderate.
                      • Air quality is good, and temperature is controlled. Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable laws. WorkCare is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment.
                        About WorkCare

                        About WorkCare: WorkCare, Inc., is a U.S.-based, physician-directed occupational health company with global outreach. Our mission is Protecting and Promoting Employee Health...from Hire to Retire. We believe Work Matters. Health Counts. Prevention Saves. Our occupational clinicians and industry subject matter experts deliver integrated, total worker health solutions to employers in all types of industries. Our capabilities include Medical Exams & Travel program management; 24/7 Incident Intervention telehealth triage; Onsite Services & Clinics; Consulting Medical Directors; Clinical Accommodation and Leave Management support; and a full suite of COVID-19 interventions. Our Industrial Athlete and Bio-ergonomic Surveillance programs are designed to prevent and manage work-related strains and sprains. Visit to learn more.

Keywords: WorkCare Inc., Columbia , Occupational Health Nurse - RN, Healthcare , Washington, Missouri

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