Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 11 months ago

As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.

We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential.

Partners HealthCare is committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal developmentand we recognize success at every step.

Our employees use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done:

Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.

General Overview

The Occupational Health Nurse/Nurse Practitioner (OHN/NP) utilizes a full range of clinical skills in providing: 1). direct care to patients in a variety of simple and complex situations and for the purpose of occupational health promotion and prevention; 2). case management to facilitate positive outcomes for employees impacted by occupational injury, illness, or exposure; 3). program development and management related to the occupational health needs of the organization; 4). occupational health expertise in collaboration with other members of the health and safety infrastructure to provide consultation as needed by members of the organization; and 5). communications and training to effectively educate employees and supervisors about occupational risk and their role in reducing risk of injury and illness.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The OHN/NP assesses employees presenting with a variety of simple and complex presentation related to occupational injury, illness, or exposure; develops treatment plans in accordance with established clinical protocols and consideration of all physical and psychosocial factors that may impact the patient situation, and establishes a rapport with patients to provide support, education, and counseling. The OHN/NP demonstrates a knowledge of medical-surgical nursing, occupational health, OSHA standards, and MDPH and JCAHO regulations as well as an understanding of how to apply this knowledge to medical surveillance and treatment.

The OHN/NP utilizes principles of case management to achieve best outcomes for patients in a cost effective manner. The OHN/NP acts a liaison between the patient and providers to whom he/she is referred.

The OHN/NP actively guides the employee through matters involving workers' compensation, family medical leave, and accommodation of disabilities. The OHN/NP arranges job accommodation and early return to work schedules. The OHN/NP demonstrates a sense of accountability in monitoring the case and taking appropriate steps to bring about a positive outcome in a resource effective manner.

The OHN/NP may also plan and implement occupational health programs and selected health services independently or collaboratively with other members of the occupational health staff. The OHN/NP exercises an ability to assess and anticipate occupational health risks throughout the organization by analyzing data to determine occupational health and safety issues and employee groups at risk. The OHN/NP utilizes a full range of written and verbal communication techniques to educate people throughout the organization on occupational health and safety issues including the development of health education materials.

The OHN/NP promotes teamwork and builds relationships within the department and throughout the organization to enhance a health and safety infrastructure; and consults to a wide range of people on issues related to occupational health and safety within the organization. The OHN/NP collaborates with occupational health colleagues for the purpose of case review, risk assessment, and program development. The OHN/NP maintains a relationship with other Human Resources staff and members of Infection Control, Safety, Buildings and Grounds, and Environmental Services.

The OHN/NP maintains appropriate records and databases to meet all standards and facilitate review of occupational risk for individual employees and the overall organization. The OHN/NP gathers and analyzes outcome measures for the purpose of organizational surveillance and program review and development.

The job will require occasional travel between clinic sites as well as some rotating after-hour and holiday on-call coverage.

Registered Nurse required with Nurse Practitioner certification preferred. Current CPR certification required. COHN-S and NIOSH spirometry certification preferred.


A minimum of five years of nursing experience including preference for a minimum of two years of occupational health nursing experience.

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Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner

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