|Schedule:||FULL TIME (80 hrs ppp; FTE =1.0)|
|Hours:||8am to 5pm; CB|
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CLINICIAN -JOB SUMMARY:
The Occupational Health Clinician is responsible for providing professional clinical services to hospital associates, volunteers and outside clients, following hospital policies and standardized procedures (for Nurse Practitioners) or established guidelines per supervising physician (for Physician Assistants). This includes but is not limited to post injury care, health education, immunizations, phlebotomy, physical examinations and record maintenance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):
· Provides pre-employment physical assessment exams, provides follow-up of and prophylactic treatment for exposed workers, provides vaccine recommendations, evaluates and treats injured workers according to standardized procedures (for Nurse Practitioners) or within treatment guidelines (for Physician Assistants) and consults with the Medical Director as appropriate.
· Provides the patient with care that is continuously evaluated, planned for and revised as needed. Keeps patient actively informed of treatment, results of diagnostic tests and anticipates responses.
· Demonstrates competence in patient education on Hospital Occupational Health topics including, but not limited to, safety in transferring and lifting of patients, prevention of injuries, good body mechanics, vaccine-preventable illness, tuberculosis transmission and treatment.
· Ensures that all necessary informed consents are signed and the injury report is entered into RiskMonitor Pro prior to providing non-emergency care.
· Assures documentation is timed and dated; is clear, concise, legible and completed in a timely manner. Uses approved abbreviations. Assures documentation meets federal, state and TJC requirements. Documentation includes, but is not limited to, progress notes, patient evaluations, status, care needs, intervention, outcome, re-assessment, results of diagnostic studies, medical letters, record summaries, and directions.
· Complies with Safety program and Infection Control policies.
· Maintains accurate Blood Borne Pathogen Log in a confidential location. Provides statistical reporting of Blood Borne Pathogen exposures on a quarterly basis with analysis and recommendations for improvement.
· Collaborates with the injured associate’s department manager and Workman’s Compensation Coordinator regarding injured workers and develops strategies for improvements in workplace injury prevention. Demonstrates consistent use of OSHA and ACOEM guidelines for reporting and treatment.
§ Physician Assistant: Graduate from an AMA approved program for Physician Assistants; or
§ Nurse Practitioner: Masters in Nursing; or
§ Registered Nurse with active California Licensure andCertified as an Occupational Health Nurse (COHN).
§ Two years experience in Employee/Occupational Health
§ Current California PA licensure or Nurse Practitioner certification; or
§ Nurse Practitioner: Current California RN license in good standing; orCertified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)
§ BLS certified from the American Heart Association.
OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES & KNOWLEDGE:
§ Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and customer service skills
§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
§ Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)