Employee Occupational Health Nurse

Fairview Health Services Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 1 month ago

Overview

As a Fairview/HealthEast Employee Occupational Health Nurse you are responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of professional nursing care provided to Fairview employees, candidates, providers and workers at other locations.

The EOHS RN performs both independent and interdependent nursing functions. Independent functions include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of medical services for worker populations. Interdependent functions include communication strategies with various stakeholders and colleagues (i.e.: recruiting, hiring manager, infection prevention, case management, medical consultant, etc.). Maintains a safe work environment for employees and ensures safe patient care by certifying employees are infectious disease free, and physically & mentally able to perform essential job functions.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing safety improvements that are designed to protect workers from potentially hazardous work conditions.

  • Provides employee occupational health services. Evaluates and facilitates appropriate medical care for injured/ill employees that improves quality and cost effectiveness of both healthcare and employee return to work.

  • Collaborates with Employee Health and Safety team to implement and coordinate Injury Prevention programs, Ergonomics, Respirator Protection program, annual Influenza vaccine campaign and the Safety Committees.

  • Acts as Return-to-Work care manager for occupational and non-occupational cases. Coordinates case management process. Communicates and coordinates case management activity with injured employee and appropriate individuals such as: supervisor/manager, Human Resources Business Partners, third party administrator, QRC, physician, etc.

  • Participates in the Fairview Infection Control Program as it applies to employees; including Blood borne Pathogens and Tuberculosis prevention.

  • Creates and implements training on a variety of topics related to safety within the work place.

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements.

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned.

Qualifications

Required

Education/Licensure:

  • Minimum AD two year college nursing degree

  • Current MN RN licensure and CPR certification

Experience:

  • Minimum two years work experience in occupational health nursing or in an area of nursing requiring independent nursing skills (i.e.: ER nursing, college health/school nursing, etc.)
  • Minimum computer skills must be sufficient to efficiently work with email, on-line charging, various on-line systems, etc.

Preferred

Education/Licensure:

  • BSN four year college nursing degree

  • Current certification as COHN-S or COHN

Experience:

  • RN with experience or a broad understanding of hospital EOHS processes and infection prevention practices
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Employee Occupational Health Nurse

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