WorcesterRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Worcester jobs

Occupational Health Nurse

Company: UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Location: Worcester
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

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, everyday.


Requisition #: 194624

Title: Coord, Clinical Employee Health/Occ Injury Care

Department: Employee Health/Occupational Injury Care

Posting Date: Aug 21, 2019

Status: Exempt

Shift: Days

Hours: 40

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - 291 Lincoln St, Worcester, MA



Prior experience with urgent care, emergency room or occupational health is required.


Position Summary:

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.

Position Qualifications:

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.

Major Responsibilities:


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 specifc protocols.

Assists new hires and current employees in understanding what is needed, options available to them, resources, and the results of all testing.

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 processes involved.


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 services.

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 requested.

Administers immunizations, vaccines, PPD's and other medications as ordered by Nurse Practitioner or Physician. Draws blood specimens as appropriate.


Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.

Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.

Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.

Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

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 directed.

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 business everyday.

Keywords: UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester , Occupational Health Nurse, Healthcare , Worcester, Massachusetts

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Other Healthcare Jobs


Physician / Hospitalist / New York / Locum or Permanent / Nocturnist H
Description: Job Description Requirements br Nocturnist Hospitalist Physician br StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: Night Pay Rate: .00 br br Locums Hospitalist job opportunity in Troy, New York ul li (more...)
Company: Locum Leaders..
Location: Troy
Posted on: 09/22/2019

Dialysis Travel RN
Description: Highly skilled Registered Nurses with experience caring for patients suffering from conditions of the kidney including acute or chronic kidney failure are needed for a 13 week contract assignment at a (more...)
Company: Jackson Nurse Professionals
Location: Peabody
Posted on: 09/22/2019

CNA and Nurse JOB FAIR - Come Make a Difference
Description: CNA and Nurse JOB FAIR - Come Make a Difference CNA and Nurse JOB FAIR - Come Make a Difference September 10th 10am - 5pm Come and Join Us Be a Hero Brooksby Village is looking to add several Certified (more...)
Company: Erickson Living
Location: Peabody
Posted on: 09/22/2019


MICU Medical Intensive Care RN Travel Nurse
Description: Nationwide Travel Nurse Jobs - Medical Intensive Care RN Are you looking for a new nursing job Would you like to spend the season somewhere you've never been Hospitals nationwide are looking for qualified (more...)
Company: HealthCare Travelers
Location: Troy
Posted on: 09/22/2019

Neurology Physician (Physician #)
Description: Job Description Requirements br Neurology Physician - br StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: Regular 8 Weekend On Call Pay Rate: .00 br br Locums Neurology Physician needed in MA br br This (more...)
Company: Staff Care
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: 09/22/2019

Telemetry - Tele Travel Nurse RN
Description: Nationwide Travel Nurse Assignments - Telemetry RN Are you looking for a new nursing job Would you like to spend the season somewhere you've never been Hospitals nationwide are looking for qualified (more...)
Company: HealthCare Travelers
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: 09/22/2019

Non-Invasive Cardiology Physician (Physician #)
Description: Job Description Requirements br Non-Invasive Cardiology Physician br StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: Regular 8 br br Locums Non-Invasive Cardiology physician needed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (more...)
Company: Locum Leaders
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: 09/22/2019

Travel Nurse RN Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
Description: Nationwide Travel Nurse Jobs - Neonatal Intensive Care RN Are you looking for a new nursing job Would you like to spend the season somewhere you've never been Hospitals nationwide are looking for qualified (more...)
Company: HealthCare Travelers
Location: Troy
Posted on: 09/22/2019

RN First Surgical Assistant - Travel RNFA
Description: Nationwide Travel Nurse Jobs - RNFA - RN First Surgical Assistant Are you looking for a new nursing job Would you like to spend the season somewhere you've never been Hospitals nationwide are looking (more...)
Company: HCEN
Location: Peabody
Posted on: 09/22/2019

Wellness Nurse LPN or RN - 3-11 PM shift
Description: Overview br It makes me feel good knowing that we make the residents' lives better. We laugh with them, cry with them, sing and dance with them - we brighten their day. Working here is an unbelievable (more...)
Company: Sunrise Senior Living
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: 09/22/2019

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Massachusetts jobs by following @recnetMA on Twitter!

Worcester RSS job feeds