Occupational Nurse

Location: Orange, TX
Date Posted: 05-07-2018
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: 
Promote the health and safety of all employees.  Provide medical assistance to injured and/or ill employees.  Assist the Health and Safety Department administer the company’s safety and health programs.
 
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Provide direct medical assistance to employees
Work w/Paramedics to maintain Occupational Health Department –dispense over the counter medication and safety items.
Maintain medical records of all employees.
Administer Worker’s Compensation Duties
Coordinate Care with Attending Physician (s), W/C Adjusters and Case Managers
Enhance wellness of all employees while reducing on-job illness and injuries
Manage Health related Safety Programs
 
CLINICAL CARE
  • Assesses the health needs of workers
  • Assesses, develop treatment plans, and treats employees within appropriate standards and laws
  • Provide biometric screening opportunities for all employees
  • Counsels employees on reduction of risk associated with health and safety hazards
  • Uses and maintains accurate and complete records system, while maintaining confidentiality
  • Organize screening events to promote employee health and wellness
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Collaborate with Occ-Med Physician, Corporate resources, Care Providers and Worker’s Compensation to manage costs while restoring employees to optimal functional capacity
  • Process medical billing for payment
  • Order Employee Safety items and process for payment
  • Monitor the quality and effectiveness of vendor services
  • Use and evaluate available heath care resources to achieve optimal outcome
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface with Employees, Department Managers, Paramedics, Occ-Med Physician and Medical Community.
  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing (RN) and licensed to practice as a registered nurse in State of Texas.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a nurse including ER, Trauma, Critical Care, etc…
  • Prefer Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN/COHN-S) otherwise train and certify after meeting experience requirement
  • Maintain certification in Hearing Conservation (COHC – Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist).
  • Maintain certification in Case Management (CM)
  • Maintain certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Maintain American Heart Association instructor certification in CPR/First Aid/AED training.
  • Knowledge and understanding of OSHA regulations and responsibilities. 
 
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage all systems of the Occupational Health Program. 
  • Assist Paramedics with medical emergencies occurring at this facility.  Provide emergency care for contract workers if need arises.
  • Support Emergency Response Team with training and skill development and post incident debriefings; ad hoc member of the ERT
  • Administer first aid and/or medical assistance as needed.
  • Assess all worker’s compensation injuries occurring while on duty and review if occurring while off duty.
  • Attend off site appointments for work related injuries and coordinate all injury follow-up.
  • Provide medical services as appropriate for Mill Team Employees (IP, B&R, TLS).
  • Advise injured personnel concerning additional medical treatment.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of appropriate safety and medical supplies. 
  • Coordinate with Health and Safety Dept. in scheduling the company CPR, First-Aid, and Safety and Health programs.  Provide instruction for classes regarding Bloodborne Pathogens, AED, Heat Stress, Respiratory Protection and coordination of Hearing Conservation Program.
  • Assist in preparation of accident analysis reports and provide recommendations for actions to correct injurious methods of activity.
  • Serve as case manager of all injured employees until such time that the insurance administrator makes assignment of field nurse case manager.
  • Handle all correspondence regarding worker’s compensation claim numbers, billing and medical appointments with routing to appropriate representative.
  • Coordinate necessary physicals, including eye exams and prepare laminated cards as appropriate for employees.
  • Provide health services to our employees such as lifestyle coaching, health and wellness education and behavior health assistance/referral.
  • Maintain over-the-counter medication dispensing machine with widely used medications.
  • Process all administrative requirements for prescriptive safety eyewear program.
  • Coordinate and schedule approved medical waste disposal program and process for payment.
  • Assist in conducting company safety and health orientations, operation inspections with recommendations on potential hazards to health and safety.
  • Assist, as requested, in the administration of the company’s Accident and Sickness Programs.
  • Prepare health and safety materials for bulletin boards, new letters and health fairs, as requested.
  • Coordinate mill-wide blood drives.
  • Coordinate administration of Hepatitis B, Flu and Tetanus vaccinations and maintain applicable records.
  • Coordinate safety shoe vendors, shoe mobile schedules, and post dates of visits.
  • Administer random, return-to-work, post-accident, suspicion/cause, job transfer and pre-employment/post job offering drug screens, as needed.
  • Document treatments, maintain call log, medical records, complete all filing, ordering of supplies, approve and process all billing to appropriate party for payment.
  • Coordinate Return to Work and Pre-Employment Health programs with HR.
  • Attend Educational conferences to stay current with trends, technologies, and treatments.
  • Coordinate annual health fair for all employees.
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