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Occupational Health Nurse - As Needed

Job ID: 952341
Facility: Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
Location: Ahoskie, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Sep 27, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

Position Summary

Responsibilities

Conducts comprehensive pre-employment screening on new hires: 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.

Performs drug screening on all new hires and appropriately sends specimen to outside lab if required.

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 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.

Evaluates respiratory medical surveillance questionnaire.

Provides fit testing evaluation/education for required new hires.

Performs PCP evaluation on required new hires.

Documents correctly in OHM.
Conducts initial health screenings on new Volunteers.

Evaluates immunization/allergy/mediation history.

Provides immunizations that are required per our organization.

Draws titers if required due to no immunization/titer history.

Documents correctly in OHM.

Sends proper clearance to Volunteer Dept.
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 and draws titers if required.

Performs voluntary MRSA nasal swab (employees), voluntary wellness screening which includes glucose, BP, weight, and cholesterol monitoring (employees).
Evaluates employees for return to duty following a medical absence.

Obtains appropriate medial documentation.

Takes vital signs and able to interpret out of range readings.

Evaluate employee for physical ability to return to work.

Communicate with employee's manager regarding any work restrictions.

Works alongside OH Physician for evaluation of some patients who need evaluation for fit for duty.
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.

Communicates with Employee's Manager regarding work restrictions.

Schedules to see OH Physician if necessary.

Investigates air quality concerns and communicates with Safety Dept and Managers of affected Departments.
Evaluates exposures to communicable disease.

Provides PPD or prophylaxis medication if indicated.

Provides surveillance for follow up to exposures.
Evaluates employee for cause /reason of blood exposure.

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.

Enter data into Manager's BE Report, Ramsey Report, as well as OHM and blood exposure log.

Provide follow-up care for employee who is taking PEP or on monitoring system.
Provide back up for Workers Comp Nurse during absences, vacation, or as an extra Nurse.

Assist The OH physician during exams with injured employees.

Schedule appropriate appointments such as PT, Chiro, MD referrals, etc.

Schedule follow-up appointments with OH Physician.

Communicate with Dept Manager regarding work restrictions or return to duty.
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.

Communicates with MRO regarding positive screens.

Communicates results with dept managers, EAP, and Risk Management.
Services to Outsider Contracted Employees

Administers PPD skin tests if indicated.

Draws titers if necessary.

Administers immunizations per protocol.

BP monitoring and provides fit testing with applicable.

Administers urine or saliva testing for drugs alcohol.

Initial follow-up care for blood exposures and initiates PEP if indicated.
Provides surveillance for allergy to latex. This is one annually and pre-placement.

Draws titer for RAST Testing, if indicated.

Follow-up with employees who have the RAST testing.
Performs weekly educational session with new hires regarding services offered by Occupational Health.

Monitors BP for employees.

Provides first aid including OTC mediations if requested.

Refer employee to Disease Management, EAP, or personal MD as appropriate.

Keeps individually assigned projects updated.

Maintains adequate supplies in each clinic room.

Clerical functions such answering phones, transferring data entry into computer data base, files information into employee charts appropriately, make copies, scan information with Xerox machine, and other duties as assigned.

Keeps supply closets neat and orderly.

Minimum Requirements

Associates RN Degree

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.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Gloria Jones, Recruiter

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (252) 413-9204

 

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