Occupational Health Nurse Coord

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914967

Vidant Health

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 9 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Responsibilities

The general responsibility of this position is to provide leadership and direction for Vidant Medical Group program. This role includes oversight and coordination of the Occupational Health regulatory compliance requirements of all VMG employees and management of immunization related issues affecting Credentialed Providers.

  • Conducts comprehensive pre-employment screening on new hires and volunteers.
    • Reviews medical history and evaluates the need for further evaluation with OH physician.
    • Performs vision screening on all new hires and evaluates need for further testing.
    • Obtains I-cup point of care testing and follows OH protocol for positive screens.
    • Reviews immunization history and determines which immunizations are required for employment or volunteer services and administers needed vaccines.
    • Draws titers if required due to no immunization/titer history.
    • Evaluates past TB exposures history and plants PPD/orders CXR if indicated.
    • Provides fit testing evaluation/education for required new hires. 
  • Conducts comprehensive annual screenings for all Employees and Volunteers.
    • Reviews latex, respiratory surveillance, immunizations, and regulatory requirements with employees.
    • Administers PPD skin test/performs surveillance for +TB history.
    • Draws titers if required. 
  • Evaluates work related injuries.
    • Evaluates reason/cause for injury. Provides education on safety measures to take in the future. 
    • Provides first aid treatment including medicating and writing restrictions, if necessary, according to protocol. 
  • Exposure to Communicable Diseases.
    • Evaluates exposures to communicable disease. 
    • Provides PPD or prophylaxis medication if indicated. 
    • Provides surveillance for follow up to exposures.
  • Provide Care for Follow up Blood Exposures.
    • Evaluates employee for cause /reason of blood exposure and evaluate source patient for HIV/Hep B, and Hep C.
    • Provide employee with PEP if indicated per order of ID physician. 
    • Trained in use of Health Span computer system. 
    • Communicate with Infectious Disease Physician with PEP orders and questions.
  • Worker's Comp.
    • Provide back up for Workers Comp Nurse during absences, vacation, or as an extra Nurse. 
    • Assist The OH physician during exams with injured employees and schedule follow-up appointments with OH Physician.
    • Schedule appropriate appointments such as PT, Chiro, MD referrals, etc.
  • Drug Screens
    • Obtains urine/blood samples for testing due to "for cause", "post accident", or "random" for SATA program.
    • Obtains consent and provides guidance to employee, managers, and EAP.
  • Provides services to Credentialed Providers
    • Coordination of flu-related communication for credentialed providers.
    • Management of immunization related issues affecting credentialed providers and compliance with the Medical Staff OH Policy.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing is required.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing with two additional years of occupational health experience may be substituted for the Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree.
  • 1 -3 years experience in case management or occupational health 

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

Vidant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE Applications for Vidant Health and its subsidiary corporate entities are accepted and employees are chosen for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability.

 

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