Occupational Health Nurse
Company: UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Posted on: September 13, 2019
At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless
of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and
leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care
system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we
can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000
employees, working together as one health care system. And
everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part,
Requisition #: 194624
Title: Coord, Clinical Employee Health/Occ Injury Care
Department: Employee Health/Occupational Injury Care
Posting Date: Aug 21, 2019
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - 291 Lincoln St,
Prior experience with urgent care, emergency room or occupational
health is required.
Guides new employee, researchers, volunteers, residents, students
and other HCWs through the preplacment and annual screening
process. Assists with access issues, information collection and
management of data, and ensures consistent adherence to applied
biosafety laboratory, infection control and EHS/OIC standards.
Provides medical surveillance for occupationally based exposures;
coordinates and collaborates with other departments, Medical
Director, and Source patients to develop and implement a plan of
treatment that is appropriate for the /employee patient.
Coordinates a comprehensive immunization program for employees and
provides employee orientation and education related to occupational
illness and injury.
Graduate from accredited school of nursing. Current Massachusetts
state licensure required. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Minimum of
five years' of up to date and progressively responsible nursing
experience in Employee Health, Occupational Health, Infection
Control or related field and one years' experience as an RN
evaluating and caring for employees who had occupationally acquired
blood-borne pathogen exposure. Excellent phlebotomy, basic
computer, oral and written communication skills. An equivalent
combination of education and experience which provides proficiency
in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be
substituted for the above requirements.
Facilitates the entry of new hires (as defined above) into the
UMMMC and /or UMass Medical School and Research Labs and
coordinates the retrieval of information and the delivery of the
preplacment assessment process in accordance with defined job
Assists new hires and current employees in understanding what is
needed, options available to them, resources, and the results of
Provides education along the continuum of the process to the new
hires and to existing employees.
Develops concise status updates to all stakeholders in a manner
that protects the patient/employee's HIPPA rights.
Develops relationships with all key stakeholders for both UMMMC and
UMMS as well as affiliate entities.
Assists with tracking metrics and quality indicators for all
Provides exposure surveillance for air-borne and blood-borne
pathogens for employees. Screens employee population, as indicated,
for air-borne and blood-borne pathogen exposures. Provides
surveillance of employees' illnesses as indicated by Center of
Disease Control (CDC).
Organizes screening and surveillance data for entry according to
JCHAO, OSHA, CDC, etc., guidelines and documents such in computer
system, utilizes nursing process to comprehensively assess the
patients physical and psychological status.
Provides access to resources such as Getchell TB clinic, Employee
Assitance Program, Free Care Providers and links to support
Conducts education related to occupational illnesses and injuries
to employees according to OSHA guidelines as indicated.
Triages employee injuries and illnesses. Provides first aide and
assists Nurse Practitioner, Physician or others in procedures as
Administers immunizations, vaccines, PPD's and other medications as
ordered by Nurse Practitioner or Physician. Draws blood specimens
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and
Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or
Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
Complies with all health and safety regulations and
Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in
maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility
and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other similar and related duties as required or
All responsibilities are essential job functions.
We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass
Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting
that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect:
Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player,
and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of
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