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INTRODUCTION

The purpose of EH at Unity is to (1) provide a safe and healthy work environment, (2) assist employees with maintaining optimum health and efficiency in their position, and 3) assist employees with managing their own health and well-being. The Employee Health Nurse will be an integral part of the onboarding process for new employees as well as monitoring of employee health compliance for the organization.

MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

· Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

· Will be required to establish standard methods of care, utilizing evidence based practice and best practice standards.

· Will be required to establish and implement infection control and employee health orientation programs, alongside the departmental leadership throughout the organization.

· Evaluates effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and Control Plan annually.

· Will use the application of the nursing process in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating employees’ care.

· Responsible for policies and procedures within the organization related to infection control and employee health.

· Oversees the scheduling and recordkeeping for CPR, Health Saver and BLS requirements as specified in an employee’s job description.

· Coordinates the development and implementation of all employee health initiatives and programs.

· Works with employee benefits on wellness and well-being programs.

· Conducts workplace wellness education as needed.

· Will be responsible for all pre-employment testing and vaccination processes, annual N95/TB/ Influenza testing and/or vaccinations, and the management of potential blood exposures, employee illnesses and disease outbreaks.

· Responsible for OSHA illness and injury reporting as well as all other compliance requirements.

· Responsible for coordinating the infection control program which includes surveillance; analysis of data; developing reports, policies and procedures.

· Provides consultation and education to staff, physicians and community leaders in respect to Infection Prevention & Control.

· Provides for and respects the employee’s privacy and confidentiality.

· Maintains confidential employee health records.

· Documents all pertinent information appropriately.

· Notifies appropriate persons promptly of unusual reactions and changes in conditions.

· Provides guidance for maintaining a clean and safe environment at all Unity Healthcare sites.

· Ability to establish communication with appropriate resources in response to emergency situations.

· Oversees the worker’s compensation program.

· Recommends workplace accommodations.

· Monitors EH requirements related to credentialing and re-credentialing.

· Provides consultation and recommendations on maintaining the health and well-being of employees.

· Maintain and updates the EH system as needed.

· Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university.

· Active DC RN License.

  • Two (2) years of employee health or occupational health experience in employee health clinic, infectious disease or internal medicine clinic.
  • COHN is preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

· Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.

· Familiar with an employee health system.

  • Knowledge of current literature applicable to occupational health.
  • Knowledge and experience documenting patient care in an electronic medical record.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to make appropriate clinical assessments and judgments.
  • Ability to educate staff.
  • Ability to provide counseling and emotional support with compassion and respect for the individual.

· Demonstrated proficiency with business software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

The position reports to the Vice President of Employee Experience and Engagement

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