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Occupational Health Nurse - As Needed

Job ID: 955482
Facility: Vidant Edgecombe Hospital
Location: Tarboro, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2022

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Edgecombe Hospital

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, formerly Heritage Hospital, is a full-service, 117-bed acute care facility where residents of Tarboro, Edgecombe county and surrounding communities receive a wide range of health services close to home. Our partnership with Vidant Health enhances our wide range of services and improves the quality of care our patients receive. More than 20 specialties are represented by Vidant Edgecombe Hospital's medical staff, assuring the people of Edgecombe county that almost all their health needs can be met right here at home. In addition to acute care, our services include rehabilitation, oncology and outpatient clinics.

 

Position Summary

The OH Nurse delivers quality care utilizing advanced clinical skills and knowledge with at a minimum of 2 years experience in Occupational Health Nursing. This should include current licensure by the state of North Carolina.

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.

Draws titers if required.

Performs voluntary MRSA nasal swab (employees)

Performs voluntary wellness screening which includes glucose, BP, weight, and cholesterol monitoring (employees).

Documents correctly in OHM.
Evaluates employees for return to duty following a medical absence.

Obtains appropriate medial documentation.

Documents correctly in OHM.

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 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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

Communicates with MRO regarding positive screens.

Communicates results with dept managers, EAP, and Risk Management.
Provides 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.
Latex screening

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.

Restrictions written as appropriate.
Miscellaneous Duties

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.

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.

Draws titers if required.

Performs voluntary MRSA nasal swab (employees)

Performs voluntary wellness screening which includes glucose, BP, weight, and cholesterol monitoring (employees).

Documents correctly in OHM.
Evaluates employees for return to duty following a medical absence.

Obtains appropriate medial documentation.

Documents correctly in OHM.

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 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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

Communicates with MRO regarding positive screens.

Communicates results with dept managers, EAP, and Risk Management.
Provides 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.
Latex screening

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.

Restrictions written as appropriate.
Miscellaneous Duties

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

NC RN License is required.

Maintains RN licensure by obtaining 15 hours of continuing education annually.

Maintains current CPR certification.

Maintains knowledge of regulations from OSHA, CDC, NIOSH, and Infection Control Guidelines.

Maintains PCP competency.

Encouraged to self study and achieve COHN certification.

1 to 3 years experience in Med-Surgery Nursing, Occupational Health, Public Health or Infection Control.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

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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