Occupational Health Coordinator - Occupational Medicine - Dexter

Posted: 01/08/2023

Job Summary: 
To provide excellent nursing care under the direction of Occupational Medicine Provider and/or Advanced Nurse Practitioner and maintain Employee Health Program

Essential Functions:
Organize, utilize nursing process
Administer medication
Patient safety
Critical thinking skills
Recognition of patient changes
Interpersonal interactions
Customer service (First Class Care)
Computer system for documentation
Responsible for oversight of employee health program for SoutheastHEALTH
Acts as a health consultant while maintaining confidential health files on each employee
Reports unusual results on health assessments to Employee Health Medical Director that would prevent the employee from performing the essential functions of their job. 
Coordinates and maintains health records on all contract employees to include pre-screening and annual PPD/flu vaccination 
Organizes the administrative aspects as well as service aspects of employee health for delivery of the organization health care needs
Assumes a leadership role to facilitate the collaboration of HealthWorks staff to efficiently deliver employee health for our organization and other business organizations in the community
Facilitates communication between occupational medicine and human resource departments regarding all aspects of SoutheastHEALTH employees' needs, from pre-employment physicals to post hire testing. These tests include annual flu shots, tb tests, vaccinations, fit mask testing, hearing tests, worker's comp etc, to assure employees have the medical requirements and services needed for the health and safety of our employees and the patients we treat. 
Oversees all injuries or illnesses that may be work related to assure the employee has the appropriate follow up in medical care and the paperwork is completed appropriately to our third party administrator when applicable
Works effectively with infection control and quality management to assist in the identification of quality issues and assures the safety of our employees and the patients we treat when an event warrants treatment or review of incident
Serves on Environment of Care Committee and Infection Prevention Committee. 
Present monthly/quarterly statistics on all SoutheastHEALTH injuries/exposures
Maintain OSHA log and end of the year report on all SoutheastHEALTH employees
Coordinates employee health screenings and vaccinations
Oversees the work injruries of SoutheastHEALTH employees
Administers random drug tests for our organization and other organizations in the quest of a drug/alcohol free work place
Exhibits behaviors and actions which reflect respect for the patient's/customer's rights, needs and confidentiality 
Demonstrates effective communication and human relation skills which promote harmony and teamwork
Functions without direct supervision, utilizing time constructively and organizing assignments for maximum productivity
Maintains acceptable standards in the areas of attendance, professionalism, and establishing harmonious working relationships
Exhibits flexibility, adapting readily to changes in the work environment or work schedule
Maintains strict confidentiality of PHI (Personal Health Information) following HIPAA policy and government regulation. 
Maintains strict confidentiality of employee information
Assumes responsibility for the safety of patient/customers and ensures all patient care is provided in accordance with Hospital and other regulatory requirements to include: JCAHO, OSHA, State, Federal, Infection Control, Patient Safety Goals etc.
Be readily available 24/7 for all department heads, house supervisors, ER department for all employee injuries, illnesses or exposure that may prevent employees from performing their job duties
Assist in the daily work assignments with Occupational Medicine Office to help provide continuity of care
Assists with oversight of other LPNs within the office
Assist Physiatry Services in nursing care when needed
The Occupational Health Nurse may also be trained to set up and assist the provider with: Immunizations, PPD Skin Test and Interpretation, Lab Draws, EKG, Drug Screening, BAT Screening, Hearing Testing, Pulmonary Function Testing, Respiratory Mask Fit Testing, UA Capture and Dip Testing, Vision and Color Vision Screening
Stock supplies in exam rooms
Prepare patients for examinations
Call in prescriptions
Triage phone calls and problems
Obtain pre-certifications for procedures
Review incoming lab reports and keep provider informed
Keep cabinets organized and stocked with current expiration dates
Make appointments for testing
Make appointments for referrals to specialists
Provides company representative with appropriate communication regarding appointments, testing, outcomes and work status
Assists with office duties as required
Any other duties as needed to drive to the Vision, fulfill the Mission, and abide by the Values of the organization

Qualifications: 
High school diploma or equivalent required
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - State Licensure In the State of Missouri Upon Hire required
RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure in the State of Missouri upon hire required
Drug Screen/BAT training and maintain a certification upon hire required
EKG/lab phlebotomy/respiratory mask fit training upon hire required