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Occupational Health Nurse - ECU Health North

Job ID: 968654
Facility: ECU Health North
Dept: Occupational Health Clinic
Location: Roanoke Rapids, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Mar 21, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health North Hospital

ECU Health North Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 204-bed acute bed facility serving Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties in the north-central region of North Carolina. Its service area also reaches into southern Virginia. With more than 600 team members, the hospital offers a broad range of medical and surgical services. It features a 24-hour emergency department and offers advanced diagnostics as well as specialty and primary care.

Position Summary

The OH Nurse delivers quality care utilizing advanced clinical skills and knowledge with at a minimum of 2 years experience in Occupational Health Nursing. This should include current licensure by the state of North Carolina.

Responsibilities

Conducts comprehensive pre-employment screening on new hires:

Reviews medical history and evaluates the need for further evaluation with OH physician.

Performs vision screening on all new hires and evaluates need for further testing.

Performs drug screening on all new hires and appropriately sends specimen to outside lab if required. Obtains I-cup point of care testing and follows OH protocol for positive screens.

Reviews immunization history and determines which immunizations are required for employment and administers needed vaccines.

Draws titers if required due to no immunization/titer history.

Evaluates past TB exposures history and plants PPD/orders CXR if indicated.

Evaluates respiratory medical surveillance questionnaire.

Provides fit testing evaluation/education for required new hires.

Performs PCP evaluation on required new hires.

Documents correctly in OHM.
Conducts initial health screenings on new Volunteers.

Evaluates immunization/allergy/mediation history.

Provides immunizations that are required per our organization.

Draws titers if required due to no immunization/titer history.

Documents correctly in OHM. Sends proper clearance to Volunteer Dept.
Conducts comprehensive annual screenings for all Employees and Volunteers.

Reviews latex, respiratory surveillance, immunizations, and regulatory requirements with employees.

Administers PPD skin test/performs surveillance for +TB history.

Draws titers if required.

Performs voluntary MRSA nasal swab (employees)

Performs voluntary wellness screening which includes glucose, BP, weight, and cholesterol monitoring (employees).

Documents correctly in OHM.
Evaluates employees for return to duty following a medical absence.

Obtains appropriate medial documentation.

Documents correctly in OHM.

Takes vital signs and able to interpret "out of range" readings.

Evaluate employee for physical ability to return to work.

Communicate with employee's manager regarding any work restrictions.

Works alongside OH Physician for evaluation of some patients who need evaluation for "fit for duty".
Evaluates work related injuries.

Evaluates reason/cause for injury. Provides education on safety measures to take in the future. Provides first aid treatment including medicating and writing restrictions, if necessary, according to protocol.

Communicates with Employee's Manager regarding work restrictions.

Schedules to see OH Physician if necessary.

Investigates air quality concerns and communicates with Safety Dept and Managers of affected Departments.
Exposure to Communicable Diseases

Evaluates exposures to communicable disease.

Provides PPD or prophylaxis medication if indicated.

Provides surveillance for follow up to exposures.
Provide Care for Follow up Blood Exposures.

Evaluates employee for cause /reason of blood exposure.

Evaluate source patient for HIV/Hep B, and Hep C.

Provide employee with PEP if indicated per order of ID physician.

Trained in use of Health Span computer system.

Communicate with Infectious Disease Physician with PEP orders and questions.

Enter data into Manager's BE Report, Ramsey Report, as well as OHM and "blood exposure log".

Provide follow-up care for employee who is taking PEP or on monitoring system.
Worker's Comp.

Provide back up for Workers Comp Nurse during absences, vacation, or as an extra Nurse.

Assist The OH physician during exams with injured employees.

Schedule appropriate appointments such as PT, Chiro, MD referrals, etc.

Schedule follow-up appointments with OH Physician.

Communicate with Dept Manager regarding work restrictions or return to duty.
Drug Screens

Obtains urine/blood samples for testing due to for cause, post accident, or random for SATA program.

Obtains consent and provides guidance to employee, managers, and EAP.

Communicates with MRO regarding positive screens.

Communicates results with dept managers, EAP, and Risk Management.
Provides services to Outsider Contracted Employees.

Administers PPD skin tests if indicated.

Draws titers if necessary

Administers immunizations per protocol.

BP monitoring and provides fit testing with applicable.

Administers urine or saliva testing for drugs alcohol.

Initial follow-up care for blood exposures and initiates PEP if indicated.
Latex screening

Provides surveillance for allergy to latex. This is one annually and pre-placement.

Draws titer for RAST Testing, if indicated.

Follow-up with employees who have the RAST testing.

Restrictions written as appropriate.
Miscellaneous Duties

Performs weekly educational session with new hires regarding services offered by Occupational Health.

Monitors BP for employees

Provides first aid including OTC mediations if requested.

Refer employee to Disease Management, EAP, or personal MD as appropriate.

Keeps individually assigned projects updated.

Maintains adequate supplies in each clinic room.

Clerical functions such answering phones, transferring data entry into computer data base, files information into employee charts appropriately, make copies, scan information with Xerox machine, and other duties as assigned.

Keeps supply closets neat and orderly.

Minimum Requirements

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Associates RN Degree or higher.

NC RN License is required.

Maintains RN licensure by obtaining 15 hours of continuing education annually.

Maintains current CPR certification.

Maintains knowledge of regulations from OSHA, CDC, NIOSH, and Infection Control Guidelines.

Maintains PCP competency.

Encouraged to self study and achieve COHN certification.

1 to 3 years experience in Med-Surgery Nursing, Occupational Health, Public Health or Infection Control.

Other Information

Primary Shift: Days

Shift type: Supplemental Pool  Part-time

Shift Explanation: Will be used to supplement full time staff.  May be granted shifts as needed.

FTE: 0.03fte

Standard Hours: 8 hours per day, one to two days a week

On Call: No

Weekends: No

 

 

 

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Aldric Hicks, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECH Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

 

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