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.