Western & Southern Financial Group

Occupational Nurse

Job Locations US-OH-CINCINNATI
ID
2020-14269
Category
Human Resources
Type
Full Time

Overview

Summary of Responsibilities:

Provides for and delivers health care and wellness services, within the scope of the license of a registered nurse, to associates to enhance morale, health and productivity. Develops, coordinates and conducts health education programs for associates to promote safety in the workplace and help associates achieve optimal health and productivity levels. Provides professional first-aid services and medical treatment for associates in the Home Office. Maintains associate records for injuries, accidents and safety programs, organizes wellness clinics including general health fairs and various health screenings. Involved in OSHA compliance and workers’ compensation reporting. Works with minimal supervision and is responsible to make an established range of decisions, escalating to Manager when necessary and updates Manager on a regular basis.

Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and delivers nursing services to comply with federal and state regulations and Corporate Health Service policies.

  • Provides direct care and emergency care of occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses to associates and non-associates with medical emergencies. Provides initial assessment of occupational injuries, illnesses and exposures and may treat or refer for further evaluation as necessary in accordance with clinical guidelines, protocols and license.

  • Assists associates in identifying the need for and seeking outside medical assistance and to meet physical and emotional needs.

  • Conducts workplace evaluations/assessments and exposure follow-up.

  • Communicate with associates, line management and outside health care providers on health and fitness-for-duty issues. Exercises authority and responsibility to make medical decisions regarding fitness for duty and restricted duty.

  • Plans, coordinates, evaluates and implements health promotion and education programs for associates while recognizing the need for cost effectiveness. Develops a plan of nursing care based on identified needs and problems, and assists with the development of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and health promotion strategies to optimize health and prevent injuries and illnesses.

  • Plans and administers annual budget with knowledge of associate and facility needs, to include equipment and supplies.

  • Contributes to the design of health controls and surveillance relative to actual and potential hazardous conditions in the work place. Provides occupational health surveillance testing, i.e., vision testing, hearing testing, lifting, etc.

  • Keeps all licenses necessary to operate the facility up-to-date.

  • Establishes and promotes good working relationships with appropriate community agencies and other corporations with occupational health nurses.

  • Maintains required medical records in a confidential manner in accordance with federal and state regulations; prepares reports and statistics as required by management.

  • Assist management in reducing adverse effects and costs of occupational injury/illness. 

  • Acts as an advisor to management to ensure compliance with federal, state and other regulatory agencies and corporate guidelines.

  • Assumes responsibility for professional development and continuing education to ensure competency and performance consistent with professional Occupational Health Nursing standards. Keeps aware of technical and professional changes in occupational health.

  • Maintains compliance with applicable federal and state laws (e.g., HIPAA) related to privacy, security, confidentiality and protection of personal information, including, but not limited to, personal health information and personally identifiable information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience as an occupational health nurse with thorough knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements relating to enacting, administering and enforcing standards to provide for workplace health and safety (i.e., Blood Borne Pathogen Training).

  • Proven working knowledge of workers' compensation, short- and long-term disability management, case management, FMLA, return-to-work, ergonomics and principles of preventive health care.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the state article that protects, promotes and preserves the public health, safety and welfare through legislative regulation and control of registered professional nursing education and practice.

  • Proven strong knowledge of medical technology, health care resources and contemporary trends in the health care delivery system.

  • Proven experience handling multiple duties and completing assigned tasks accurately and on a timely basis. Must cite examples of proven ability to work independently to schedule and initiate reviews and works with patients, providers and benefits staff.

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to successfully interpret and communicate with all levels of administration, health care providers and members in a clear, accurate, focused and concise manner. Demonstrated ability to document procedures and activities in a manner that is understandable to others and prepared using a prescribed format. Verbal and written communications are to conform to proper rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style. Expected to provide examples of written work such as correspondence, reports, etc.

  • Proven experience handling multiple duties and completing assigned tasks accurately and on a timely basis. Must cite examples of project management experience in planning, executing and maintaining a project from start to finish.

  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail with excellent organization skills. Must cite examples of organization and time management/methods used to manage or prioritize workload demands.

  • Proven superb presentation skills with experience conveying information in a clear, accurate, focused and concise manner. Demonstrated use of strong listening and communication techniques and presentation software.

  • Complete discretion in handling confidential and sensitive materials.

Work Setting:

  • This position works in an office setting and remains continuously in a stationary position for long periods of time while working at a desk, on a computer or with other standard office equipment, or while in meetings.

  • Requires visual acuity to read a variety of correspondence, reports and forms and to prepare and analyze data in an accurate, neat and thorough manner.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Computer Skills and Knowledge of Hardware & Software Required:

  • Proficient in word processing applications.

Certifications & Licenses (i.e., Series 6 & 63, CPA, etc.):

  • Licensure to practice as a registered nurse in state of Ohio.

Position Demands:

  • Extended hours required during peak workloads or special projects.

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